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Opportunities to Explore - March 25-29, 2019

Vol 5, Issue 13 | Trainee News

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

| CPD & GEPA Events Calendar | URBEST Program Calendar

(*) Designates Onsite Events at URMC or River Campus

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SMD Alumni Networking Event

CPD Sponsored Event: Graduate Student and Alumni Networking Night

Tuesday, April 2 | 5:00 pm – 7:00  pm | Swiftwater Brewing Co. (378 Mt. Hope Ave.)
Please join AS&E and SMD for our second-annual Graduate Student and Alumni Networking Night! This will be an opportunity for graduate students to practice their networking skills and expand their professional network by mingling with alumni and other graduate students. Students will receive a free drink ticket, and light appetizers will be provided. Trainees must RSVP for this event to attend by Tuesday, March 26th, space is limited. For more information, please contact Eric Vaughn at

URMC Volunteers in Partnership Conference

University of Rochester Medical Center Volunteers in Partnership Conference- Saturday, March 30, 2019

The School of Medicine & Dentistry Alumni Relations Staff would like to extend an invitation to any SMD trainees to attend the inaugural University of Rochester Medical Center Volunteers in Partnership Conference that will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center in Rochester.

Please join the alumni staff for this collaborative gathering during which URMC volunteers can learn, share ideas, and gain inspiration alongside dynamic students, faculty, and staff from across the Medical Center.

Conference sessions will cover a variety of topics, including Medical Center news and updates; practical volunteer tools and resources; and personal and professional development opportunities. Please see the attached conference brochure for full details on the day’s events.

If you have any questions concerning the event, please contact Angela Pullen, senior associate director of URMC constituent engagement, with questions.

Registration is free but all participants are required to RSVP for the event. To register, please visit

Meet the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs Team

Caroline Callahan

Caroline Callahan, Assistant Registrar

Caroline is the Assistant Registrar for Graduate Programs. She supports the student registration process and prepares student records. Trainees typically meet with Caroline to discuss registration issues, enrollment or degree verification, and commencement. To request a meeting with Caroline, please contact her directly (585) 273-1620 or Caroline Callahan.

This Week

(*) URBEST Grand Gesture

Monday, March 25 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Miner Library Room (1-6200D), URMC
We’​re providing the Grand Gesture by reserving a room and providing hot coffee to all graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff who would like to attend. No lectures, no discussion, just quiet, coffee and 2 hours of Deep Work. What you focus on is completely up to you! Learn more about Cal Newport’s Deep Work at:​​v=ZD7dXfdDPfg

(*) Empowering Working Women: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Monday, March 25 | Dinner 5:30 pm-6:00 pm, Workshop 6:00 pm-8:00 pm | Feldman Ballroom A, Douglas Commons, River Campus
Join fellow alumni and students for this interactive workshop, led by alumna and faculty member Rachel Roberts '03E. Learn how to identify and articulate your personal value, develop negotiation strategies, and conduct benchmarking to find your target salary. Prior to the workshop, catch up with fellow alumni and students over dinner. Space is limited, so we kindly ask that you register in advance.

(*) Pre-doctoral Organization for the Neurosciences (PONS) Luncheon Roundtable Series: Publish or Perish Luncheon

Friday, March 29 | 12:00 pm | Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), URMC
Catered lunch and discussion on how to produce outstanding articles for publication, featuring: John Foxe, Ph.D. Co-Editor-in-Chief EJN; Rick Libby, Ph.D. GEPA Senior Associate Dean; and Elaine Smolock, Ph.D. CPD Director of Writing Services.

Upcoming Events

(*) Postdoc Association (PDA) Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, April 2 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics, Room 417
Meetings are a monthly, one-hour meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. The SMD and AS&E co-chairs, as well as the PDA advisors, and staff with interests in postdoc professional development are always present. Anyone from the general postdoc population at the University of Rochester is welcome to attend. Meetings typically focus on planning social and professional development events for postdocs. However, the association has also addressed a range of other pertinent matters including but not limited to changes to postdoc insurance, dissemination of information related to the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia, and revisions to campus policies. For more information, please email Anthony Franchini (SMD).

(*) URBEST Career Story: Sarah Beachy, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington

Tuesday, April 2 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm | Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), URMC
Dr. Beachy is a Senior Program Officer with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. Previously, she completed a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, working closely with the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary. Come for the Career Story 11:00 - noon and stay for the lunch that follows noon - 1 pm. If you'd like to be included in lunch, please RSVP to

(*) Mentoring Up Case Study #2

Tuesday, April 2 | 2:00 pm-2:30 pm | Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), URMC
Case studies are discussions that are guided by a faculty member (this week Eddie Schwarz) to discuss possible solutions to challenging situations that may occur during graduate school or postdoctoral training. Trainees that complete the Workshop and at least six of the ten Refresher Case Studies (at their own pace, multiple years is fine) will earn a Mentoring Up electronic badge. Trainees that earn electronic badges will have the option of becoming co-guides with the faculty for the 2020 monthly Mentoring Up Refresher Case Studies. Register at to be included in the BlackBoard Mentoring Up group and receive case studies.

CPD Sponsored Event: Graduate Student and Alumni Networking Night (RSVP by Tuesday, March 26th)

Tuesday, April 2 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Swiftwater Brewing Co. (378 Mt. Hope Ave.) | Graduate Student and Alumni Networking Night
Please join AS&E and SMD for our second-annual Graduate Student and Alumni Networking Night! This will be an opportunity for graduate students to practice their networking skills and expand their professional network by mingling with alumni and other graduate students. Students will receive a free drink ticket, and light appetizers will be provided. Trainees must RSVP for this event to attend by Tuesday, March 26th, space is limited. For more information, please contact Eric Vaughn at

(*) Graduate Student Appreciation Week Event: Coffee Hour - Meet the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs Staff (GEPA)

Wednesday, April 3 | 10:00 am-11:00 am | Anderson Room (G-8534), URMC
Free coffee, tea, and treats! Meet the GEPA Staff to celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week!!!

(*) 3MT Final Competition

Thursday, April 4 | 4:00 pm | Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), URMC
An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit…3 minutes. 3MT is an academic competition that challenges doctoral students and postdoctoral appointees to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research trainees and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia for research students. This event is sponsored by: SMD Center for Professional Development, ASE Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs Office, the Graduate Student Society, and the Graduate Student Association. For more information please visit Reception to follow this event.

(*) CPD Sponsored Event: Graduate Student Appreciation Week Event: Networking Your Way to Your New Opportunity (Rescheduled)

Friday, April 5 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Natapow Room (1-9545), URMC
About 70% of job opportunities are obtained today through networking. This workshop will assist trainees to: (1) Learn about various methods to expand their network. (2) Develop communication tools to assist in fostering and maintaining with new & developed professional relationships. (3) Gain insight on how to utilize your network to assist with locating employment opportunities during your job search.

Registration is not required, but to be guaranteed a seat, please register for the event through the Survey Monkey registration form. For more information, please contact

(*) Sponsored by CETL, CPD, and URBEST: Page-Turners for Teaching (New Time and Day)

Friday, April 5 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | 1-6200D Miner Classroom, URMC
Future dates… May 3 and 17

Curious about how best to teach and train others? Considering an academic career? Lacking opportunities or time to teach as a busy researcher? Looking for ways to keep your CV up-to-date on teaching even if you are not currently doing it? Join “Page Turners For Teaching,” a bi-weekly discussion group offered through a collaboration between the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Center for Professional Development (CPD), and URBEST for grad students, medical students, postdocs, and residents interested in exploring their teaching practice with like-minded colleagues! Get a FREE copy of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us to discuss this spring! Register to reserve your free book. For questions about this event, please contact Kyle Trenshaw at

(*) 2019 Human Values in Health Care Annual Lecture- Without Consent: The History of Human Radiation Experiments in Rochester, a Family Story

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)
Concerned about the health effects of radiation on employees in the Manhattan Project, a number of research and medical institutions were asked to carry out secret radiation experiments on patients without their consent in the 1940s. One of those research sites was the University of Rochester. One of the patients was Janet Stadt.  This panel has three stories to tell: Jon Stadt, the grandson of Janet Stadt will share his family’s story of his grand-mother.  Eileen Welsome, BA, journalist and author of The Plutonium Files, based on her Pulitzer-prize winning article series, will share her story of the history of the Manhattan Project experiments and her investigations to discover the identities of patients involved, including Janet Stadt.  Gary Chadwick, PharmD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Medical Humanities and Bioethics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and formerly the Director of the University of Rochester’s Office for Human Subject Protection, will share his perspectives on the Rochester radiation experiments and the protection of human research subjects. Rebecca Garden, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate Medical University, who suggested this panel, will serve as moderator and will discuss how she learned about Janet Stadt’s story and has made it central to her healthcare ethics education. Sponsored by the CLUSTER FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN VALUES, University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies and Co-sponsored by the DIVISION OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES & BIOETHICS.

(*) University of Rochester Annual Diversity Conference

Monday, April 8 | 8:00 am-5:00 pm | River Campus
This year, the University will host its 10th Annual Diversity Conference on April 8. The conference, “Finding the Courage to Lead," will feature award-winning author, activist and cultural commentator, Samina Ali as the keynote speaker. Ali will share her own personal story and appeal for women’s equality and justice. The talk will be followed by a variety of workshops throughout the day, including one entitled, "Leadership Response to a Racial Hate Crime in an Academic Medical Center," led by Robert Holloway, Linda Chaudron, Frederick Jefferson and others. To learn more about the Diversity Conference and to register, please visit the Annual Diversity Conference Registration page.

How to Develop a Career Exit Strategy

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 -2:00 pm | Webinar
Do you know what you would do if your research or teaching position ended in a few months? In order to avoid panicking and taking the first position that comes your way, an exit strategy can be deployed, while refocusing efforts on your ultimate career goals. In this webinar, we will discuss exit strategy options, how to use an exit strategy to enhance your skill sets and ways to keep moving forward during career transitions. For more information on the concept of a career exit strategy, read this Bio Careers blog post “What’s Your Career Exit Strategy?” by Donna Kridelbaugh in advance of the webinar. To register for this webinar, please visit

Inclusive Excellence in STEM (Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019)

Saturday, April 13 |8:00 am-3:15 pm | Rochester Institute of Technology
Project Kaleidoscope Teach. Lead. Know. Differently. 2019 PKAL New York Regional Networking Meeting

Faculty, Administrators, and doctoral students from 2-year & 4-year, public and private institutions are welcome to join this meeting to discuss Faculty Development for Inclusive Excellence in STEM. This meeting will be led by several institutions in the Great Lakes region who received the Howard Hughes Inclusive Excellence Awards. Participating institutions will share their project goals and methodologies, and lead a workshop on developing Inclusive Excellence in STEM faculty and student achievement. Participants will have the opportunity to explore innovative inclusive classroom, research mentoring, and academic advising practice as well as developing concrete steps to implement new ideas at their own institution. Institutional change strategies will be explicitly discussed, along with common obstacles and strategies to overcome them. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Emily Walter from California State University, Fresno who will conduct the keynote entitled “I Need To Be Myself: Becoming an Agent of Inclusive Teaching Practice." Breakout sessions will be led by faculty and staff from HHMI-funded institutions and may focus on topics including…Inclusive classroom practices, Inclusive research mentoring, Developing an inclusive quantitative skill center, Classroom-based research experiences, and Transforming institutions. Registration deadline is April 3rd and you can register for the conference on the 2019 PKAL Upstate New York Regional Meeting registration page. The registration fee is $55 for professionals (faculty and administrators) and $25 for doctoral students, and includes lunch and conference materials. Questions related to the event, please contact Dr. Scott Franklin at

See more upcoming events here.

Happening Now (Grant, Travel Award, and Conference Information)

Strengthening Latino Health: 2019 Latino Health and Health Disparities Conference ~ Fortaleciendo La Salud Latina: Conferencia de Salud Latina 2019

Monday, April 1 | 7:30 am-3:30 pm | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Latinos are the nation's largest racial/ethnic minority group.  New York State is one of the top 10 states with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.  (  According to the census, 17.8% of the population of Rochester and 8.8% of the population of Monroe County is Latino or Hispanic.  (  Like other racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations, Latinos experience significant educational, economic, environmental, social and physical health risks coupled with significant health care access issues.  (, 2019)  In addition, language and cultural barriers can impact healthcare and therefore, are critical to understand and address.  This conference will bring together individuals committed to addressing health disparities that impact Latino communities.  The conference will offer an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and advocates to share emerging research, best practices and community perspectives that shape the agenda for Latino health and eliminating disparities.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: (1) Demonstrate understanding of cultural perspectives that may impact patient care and research in Latino communities (2) Describe personal goals to improve their teaching, patient care and research relative to diverse Latino populations (3) Recognize current research and best practices that help improve Latino health disparities (4) Identify how Latino physicians and health professionals can create a positive impact to address gaps and barriers in Latino health

To register for this event, please visit the Center for Experiential Learning Website.

Register for the 2019 University Technology Showcase!

The 2019 University Technology Showcase hosted by CEIS and the CoE in Data Science will be held on April 4th, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the DoubleTree at 1111 Jefferson Road Rochester NY. Register now. This annual event highlights research in optics, photonics, biomedical technology, communication and networks, data science and more. Program includes a panel discussion followed by poster session with prize for best poster presentation.

D.E. Shaw Research- Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Forum (Abstracts due Friday, April 5

Friday, May 10, 2019 | New York City
The Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Forum at D. E. Shaw Research is a small gathering of select graduate students and postdocs pursuing computational or theoretical research in chemistry, biophysics, or related fields. This is an opportunity for women working in these fields to make meaningful connections with other researchers from across the country, discuss their work with DESRES scientists, and explore our research projects in detail. Forum attendees will come together at our offices in New York City for a day of activities including technical presentations, a poster session, career development discussions, and networking.

To learn more please visit our website. To apply, please email your CV to with the subject line “DESRES Forum” by Monday, April 1, 2019. Within a few business days, you will receive an email with a link to an online questionnaire that will help us learn a bit more about you and give you the option of submitting a poster title and abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, April 5, 2019.  If you have any questions about this event or our group, please feel free to contact Lukas Bane at

D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics (MD) simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. Our team includes computational chemists and biologists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, and computer architects and engineers, all working collaboratively within a tightly coupled interdisciplinary research environment under the leadership of our chief scientist David Shaw. For more information about the group, please visit

University’s 10th Annual Diversity Conference: ‘Finding the Courage to Lead’

The University’s 10th annual diversity conference, “Finding the Courage to Lead,” on Monday, April 8, features award-winning author, activist, and cultural commentator Samina Ali. Ali’s keynote address weaves her own personal story with a passionate appeal for women’s equality and justice, followed by workshops throughout the day. Register here.

The Lasker Foundation Announces its 2019 Student Essay Contest

The Lasker Foundation is soliciting submissions for its 2019 Student Essay Contest. Trainees in the medical and biomedical workforce are asked to outline in 800 words or less an educational strategy that will increase interest in biomedical sciences among young men and women. The first-place award is $10,000 and a trip to New York City to meet the 2019 Lasker Award winners on September 20. Second- and third-place prizes are $5000 and $2500, respectively. Submissions are due April 11.

GWIS Travel Award Spring 2019- Deadline is April 16th

The deadline for the Travel Award application is Tuesday, April 16th, 2018 at noon.  You must be a graduate student in years 1 through 5 and an active participant in GWIS.  Travel will be sponsored on the basis of scientific merit, need, and regular participation at GWIS meetings as evidenced from the sign-up sheet.  To date, fifty seven GWIS members have received Travel Awards. There are two steps for completing an application: Step 1.  Submit a completed Application Form (attached document) along with a copy of your C.V. and copies of your peer-reviewed publications to by noon on April 16th . Step 2.  Request that your Ph.D. mentor and one of your Ph.D. advisory committee members each forward a letter of reference to by noon on April 16th. For application materials, please visit the GWIS website.

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2019 Solicitation 1). Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on May 9, 2019. The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. We release two regular solicitations annually, one is around early Spring and the other close to Fall. Details about the program and online application can be found on the DOE Office of Science Website.

ComSciCon 2019: Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2019! The 7th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, on July 11-13, 2019.Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their own peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, and Diversity/Inclusivity), ample time will be allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students. Apply here!

Center for Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning

Understanding Diversity and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Thursday, April 11 | 1:00 pm EDT | Online in Blackboard Collaborate | (Register online to attend)
Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with the common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of this student population is crucial to being a competitive job applicant and a requirement in order to be able to teach effectively. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from community colleges in Iowa, Texas, and Southern California will share insight on the differences between community college and 4-year settings with regards to student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students, and issues of equity that community colleges work to address. Visit the Exploring Careers in Teaching at Community College Series online.

2019 CIRTL Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

Monday, June 17 | 12:00 pm EDT | CROSS Network Online
The CIRTL Online Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching designed specifically for grad students and postdocs new to teaching. In this five-day institute, participants will experience a thorough introduction to the core ideas that ground CIRTL's approach to STEM education: learning-through-diversity, learning communities, evidence-based teaching, and teaching-as-research. By examining relevant literature, working online in small peer groups facilitated by topical experts, and performing structured work independently; participants will develop a deep understanding of scientific teaching.

For a full list of upcoming Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Workshops, please visit The majority of events are online and requires advance registration. For information on any of the courses or programs, please contact .

Faculty Position Opening

Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, tenure-track

Please visit Wartburgh College Employment website for a full employment description for this position.

DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins March 29 and continues until position is filled. For additional information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Jay Garaycochea at

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 2019 in Biology, Neuroscience, or related disciplines; willingness to teach majors' and non-majors' neuroscience and biology courses and contribute to general education, interdisciplinary, and team-taught courses; evidence of potential for teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching and research experience, and cellular, molecular or electrophysiological expertise that complements current faculty.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach (the equivalent of) three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms including introductory biology lecture/lab, neuroscience courses for majors and non-majors, and a 4-week May term course; mentor seniors in research; advise student majors and minors; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: For specific inquiries contact Stephanie Toering Peters, Chair of Biology Department ( ). For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see For information about the Biology Department, see and the Neuroscience program, see .Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.

Postdoctoral Opportunity

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position is fully funded for a one-year period beginning August 16, 2019. The goal is to produce interdisciplinary researchers, trained in team science and competency-based skills, who can conceptualize research across the translational continuum from basic research through population health. Fellows will choose one of three tracks: Electronic Health Record as a Resource for Research; National, Regional and Local Database Analytics; and Population Health Behavior Change. This program will use existing University of Rochester infrastructures, including (but not limited to) the CTSI, Institute for Data Science, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Center for Community Health, Population Health Coordinating Committee, Global/Territorial Health Network, National Center for Deaf Health Research, and Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco (CRoFT), as well as existing training resources. Postdocs will develop and complete a population health research project within an existing research program, and participate in didactic and hands-on training experiences. The program is structured to enhance translational research in several ways: an interdisciplinary mentoring team with members in population health and basic science; one mentor from another CTSI hub or University of Rochester partner institution; up to 3 rotations of 2-8 weeks, with at least one rotation in a research or community setting at a different translational level from that of the trainee’s background; and an Individual Development Plan to customize the training experience

Applicants are required to be within 3 years of completing their doctoral degree and have a solid track record of published research with at least one first authored publication. Strong data analytic skills are desirable. Per NIH conditions, by the time of appointment, the trainee must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residency. Candidates are encouraged to apply early; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Complete submission must include: cover letter, personal statement describing the population health track of interest and relevant experience, one-page concept paper for a project, identified University of Rochester primary mentor, full CV, and three letters of reference including the primary mentor letter of support.

Application and reference letters should be submitted to: Dr. Deborah Ossip, Director, Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  Please include “TL1 Postdoctoral Application: [Applicant Name]” in the subject line.

More information of training experiences through the CTSI can be found at the CTSI website:

Relevant Reads

Getting There

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10 Tips for New Doctoral Students

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Visual Communication in Biology

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