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Opportunities to Explore - February 27-3 March 2017

February 27 – March 3, 2017 | Vol 3, Issue 9 | Trainee News

A newsletter for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees |@UR_SMD_CPD|@TraceyBaas

Happening Now

NIH F99/K00 in Neuroscience: Applications due April 8, 2017

The NIH released a new funding opportunity announcement, NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00). The purpose of the award “is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research.” More information can be found via the link above. The application due date is April 8, 2017.

Science & SciLifeLab Prizes for Young Scientists: Applications due July 15, 2017

Applications are open for the Science & SciLifeLab Prizes for Young Scientists. This prize is awarded to a young scientist for outstanding life science research who has been awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years (2015 or 2016). Entrants’ thesis research must have been within one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine. The winner is awarded $30,000 and his or her essay is published in the journal Science. The Grand Prize essay and that of the Runner-up are also published on Science Online.  More information is available via the link above.

This Week

F-Series and Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. | CEL Room 2-7534, URMC

The presentation will review the working parts of F31/32 grants, including the research plan and training plan. Attendees will learn how to develop specific aims and hypothesis driven science.  In addition, the workshop will focus on the unique parts of the fellowship including biosketch, activities planned and dissertation research.

Presented by Elaine Smolock; Life Sciences Writing Specialist, Center for Professional Development. If you need accommodations, please contact GradAccessServices@urmc.rochester.edu .

Career Information Session: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Stackel Room, Wilson Commons (2nd Floor), River Campus

Career Information Session: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. Come interact with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc!  They will be on campus to share insight into their company, unique culture, potential career paths, and internship/co-op opportunities.  Their target audience includes bachelors, masters, and PhD degree holders and students with majors in Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, and related fields.  Refreshments will be provided.  To RSVP visit: bit.ly/regeneron  Questions? Contact Megan Vargulick at mvargulick@ur.rocheseter.edu

Break Through Students’ Misconceptions of Science (CIRTL Network Presentation)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Running from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Online

CIRTL Network presents Break Through Students’ Misconceptions of Science. Participants will investigate misconceptions regarding the nature of science broadly and specific concepts within their discipline in order to explicitly address these in their instruction.  To learn more about this workshop & register visit: cirtl.net/events/105

PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Talent with Advanced Degrees

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Running from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Online

In this unique online recruiting event hosted by the Graduate Career Consortium, interact real-time via live chat sessions and meet top-notch employers seeking candidates with advanced degrees. Put your degree to work in a new job and save time by meeting recruiters live online. Learn more & register at CareerEco.com/events/GradTalent .

Upcoming Events

URBEST Better Science Communication Through Improv Workshop

Friday, March 10, 2017 | AM Session:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 1W-501 Fiaretti Classroom. Helen Wood Hall (attached to Saunders Research Building) PM Session: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | G-9576 LeChase Assembly Hall (School of Medicine and Dentistry)

URBEST Better Science Communication Through Improv Workshop - This hands-on and ego-aside workshop will be led by seven science/improve instructors. Learn to share your research in a clear and engaging manner and have some fun! To learn more about this workshop & register visit: svy.mk/2kJ3V7D .

URBEST Career Story Q&A: Maddie Sofia, PhD

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | K-307 Auditorium (Medical Center 3-6408), URMC

URBEST Career Story Q&A: Maddie Sofia, PhD - Dr. Maddie Sofia, PhD, Assistant Produce at National Public Radio will share her experiences in this interactive Q & A session.

PDA Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), URMC

All postdocs are welcome to attend this meeting along with the executive board and committee members of the PDA. Visit the PDA Website for more information

6th Meeting of GWIS: Invited Speaker: Eleanor Goldfarb, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Ryan Case Method (1-9576), URMC

Join Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) in welcoming Eleanor Goldfarb from Open Yoga Center in Rochester, NY as she will present “How the Yogis Do It: The Science of Stress Management.” To learn more about this speaker, please visit bit.ly/URSMDGWIS or contact Stephanie Scoville at Stephanie_scoville@urmc.rochester.edu .

ComSciCon-Cornell 2017

Friday, July 14th & Saturday, July 22nd | Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

ComSciCon is a two-day science communication workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers organized by graduate students. For more information and to register visit: bit.ly/ComSciCon2017 .

See more upcoming events here.

Relevant Reads

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success

by Wendy Laura Belcher. A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Visit the CPD’s Lending Library catalog to see this and other titles of interest. To borrow a book, stop by our office in G-9627 or email us with your request.

Writing an Effective Abstract: An Audience-Based Approach

A bad abstract won’t by itself cause journal editors to reject a scholarly article, but it does incline them toward an initial negative answer, writes Faye Halpern and James Phelan. Read Writing an Effective Abstract: An Audience-Based Approach

Visit www.gepa-calendar.urmc.edu for a calendar of all our events.  Review the Opportunities to Explore archive.

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