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PREP Council

Group Photo of PREP Council with Dr. Palese and PREP Directors Elaine Smolock and Jacques Robert

Group Photo of PREP Council with Dr. Palese and PREP Directors Elaine Smolock and Jacques Robert

This council will promote a sense of program ownership

  1. Provide trainee feedback to the Steering Committee
  2. Organize student-hosted seminar speakers for the PREP Council Seminar Series hosted bi-annually in the Fall and Spring
  3. Network with PREP alumni to connect with current PREP scholars, share their experiences, and encourage them to return as invited speakers
  4. Provide an inclusive environment in which all scholars can contribute to the continuous improvement of our program

PREP Council Seminar Series

The 2nd Annual Spring Diversity Seminar

Julie T. Millard, Ph.D.

Julie T. Millard, Ph.D. The Dr. Gerald and Myra Dorros Professor of Chemistry 

Department of Chemistry
Colby College
Waterville, ME   

“Cancer Drugs, Crime, and Caffeine: Better Living through Chemistry!”

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 10:00-11:00 AM Adolph (Lower) Auditorium (1-7619) URMC 

 

Annual Diversity in Science Fall Seminar

Annual Diversity in Science Fall Seminar

This seminar features former PREP scholars who are invited back to the URSMD to share their research and career advice:

2017 Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Joseph Jackson (2010; Postdoctoral Fellow at the NIH),
  • Dr. Pamella Tijerina (2013; Scientific Consultant Toxicologist at CTEH, Texas), and
  • E’Lissa Flores (current PhD candidate at URSMD).

2018 Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Lanyn Taliaferro (2003; Program Officer and Company at Liaison at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease)
  • Dr. Sarah Snell (2009; Associate Scientist in Process Development at Cytovance Biologics), and
  • Carlos Bonilla Ortiz (2014; current PhD candidate at URSMD)

Transcending Limitations in the Biomedical Sciences

Our Spring seminar, titled - Transcending Limitations in the Biomedical Sciences - features an esteemed biomedical researcher from an extramural university or industry. The 2017 inaugural seminar speaker was Dr. Peter Palese, Professor and Chair of Microbiology at Mount Sinai.