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may 20 24 2019

Vol 5, Issue 21 | 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

OTE Online

Opportunities to Explore is also available online. To view the web version, please visit goo.gl/bxuggB. The web version is optimized for viewing on tablets and smart phones.

CPD Fellowships and Award Database

Fellowships/awards database shared by SMD and ASE. Searchable by career level, demographics, disciplines, etc. Want to add an opportunity to this database? Email us with the funding opportunity link.

Center for Professional Development (CPD) Travel Award

Deadline: May 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm

The Center of Professional Development (CPD) is sponsoring a CPD Travel Award for PhD students and postdoctoral appointees in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Each travel award is worth up to $1500 and can be utilized for travel to a conference or for a professional development opportunity relevant to preparation for current or future career endeavors. For more information including eligibility or to apply, please visit the CPD Travel Award website. Please Note: Award can only be used between June 7, 2019 and June 5, 2020.

SMD Graduate Student Town Hall

Submit Questions by Monday May 20th

Join us on Monday, June 3 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM for a town hall meeting in the Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619, URMC) with Dean Richard Libby, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, and special presentations by the CARE Network, the Faculty Professionalism Council (FPC), and the University Counseling Center (UCC).

Share your thoughts on the graduate student experience at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Please submit questions via this link by Monday, May 20 to ensure that all concerns are addressed. If you would like to request accommodations, contact GradAccessServices@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.

This Week

(*) PONS LRS: Music and the Brain Luncheon

Monday, May 20 | 12:00 pm | Hawkins Conference Room (1-7438), URMC
Pre-doctoral Organization for the Neurosciences – Luncheon Roundtable Series. Catered lunch and discussion on the neuroscience of music and music training, with the experts: Matthew BaileyShea, Ph.D.;David Temperley, Ph.D.; Edmund Lalor, Ph.D.; and Ross Maddox, Ph.D.

(*) URBEST Viewing Party for Science in a Social World

Monday, May 20 | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm | Center for Experiential Learning 2-7536, URMC
Emily Boynton and Molly Miles from UMRC’s Department of Public Relations and Communications will select the winners of the 2019 Sharing Your Science in A Social World. at the viewing party, complete with popcorn, Mike & Ikes, and Raisinets. Emily and Molly will provide commentary on the videos and feedback. The viewing party will be a good way for budding videographers to get some insight into successful messaging. URBEST is always looking for new marketing, and we will have another contest in 2020 so a great way to learn. Three prizes will be awarded for best science storytelling, and the winning pieces will be featured on the UR Medicine Facebook page (URMC’s flagship social media page) and URBEST blog.

(*) Strategies for Career Success – Online Career Conference for PhDs, Beyond the Professoriate

Tuesday, May 21 |11:00 am-4:15pm | Greene Center Conference Room (4-200) Dewy Hall, River Campus
Feel free to participate in all sessions or select the sessions that you are interested in attending. After attending these workshops, you'll be able to: (1) Work through the emotional aspects of leaving academia; (2) Develop and harness your professional network for a successful job search; (3) Leverage your education and experience to research careers that are the perfect fit for you; (4) Complete a successful non-academic application package

Agenda (please feel free to attend any or all of these workshops):

  • Welcome to the Conference (11:00 AM – 11:15 AM): Jennifer Polk, PhD, & L. Maren Wood, PhD | Co-Founders, Beyond the Professoriate
  • Moving On: Dealing with the Emotional Aspects of Leaving Academia (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM): Hillary Hutchinson, MA, Med | Career Transition Coach & Owner, Transitioning Your Life
  • How to Network for Career Success (12:45 - 1:45 PM): Joseph Barber, PhD | Senior Associate Director, Career Services @ University of Pennsylvania
  • Leveraging Your Graduate Education & Experience to Research Career (2:00 - 3:00 PM): Stephanie Warner, PhD | PhD Career Development Specialist, Career Services @ University of Calgary
  • Break it Down: How to Effectively Present Your Strengths and Skills in Resumes & Cover Letters (3:15 – 4:15 PM): Clarence Anthony Jr., PhD | Assistant Director of Graduate Career Development, Center for Career Discovery and Development @ Georgia Tech

If you or an event participant require disability-related accommodations, please contact David Cota-Buckhout as soon as possible, ideally at least 3-5 business days in advance of the event.

(*) Graduate Student Society (GSS) Coffee Hour for Graduate Students

Wednesday, May 22 | 10:00 am-11:00 am | Northeastern Conference Room (1-9525), URMC
Free coffee, tea, and treats. Enjoy conversation with fellow students or just grab and go!

Healthcare to Heal the Planet by Jeff Wyatt, DVM, MPH

Wednesday, May 22 | 6:30 pm | Rochester Academy of Medicine (144 East Avenue, Rochester, NY)
Attendees will be able to: (1) Describe the ecosystem health challenges of the Anthropocene - a new geological epoch. (2) Describe the new discipline - Planetary Health, expanding the One Health concept. (3)Recognize the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development goals as a framework integrating health & sustainability. (3) Appreciate the power of listening to local communities for sustainable solutions promoting ecosystem and community health. (4) Identify metrics of success from this proof of concept, a research study 10 years in the making in Borneo, reversing poverty, transforming community health and saving endangered rainforests & wildlife. (5) Explain how this “Planetary Health” proof of concept is being replicated. Register online at: raom.org. Admission: General Admission- $15, Members- $10, Student Members- $10. CME Credits Available.

(*) 2nd Annual Spring Diversity Seminar hosted by the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

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

Thursday, May 23 | 10:00am – 11:00am | Adolph (Lower) Auditorium 1-7619.
Special guest Julie T. Millard, Ph.D.; The Dr. Gerald and Myra Dorros Professor of Chemistry. Department of Chemistry, Colby College, Waterville, ME. Refreshments will be served.

(*) CPD Sponsored Event: Qualifying Exam Preparation and Writing Workshop

Thursday, May 23 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm | Natapow Conference Room, 1-9545
Presented by Dr. Elaine Smolock, Director of Writing Services and Training Grant Development at the Center for Professional Development. This workshop aims to help students as they prepare to write and defend their Qualifying Exam proposals. The session will feature: (1) Discussion of how to formulate a testable hypothesis and why it is important to articulate the rationale behind your particular question. (2) Demonstrate how to organize and incorporate the literature into your proposal. (3) Writing exercises to put these ideas and tools into practice. PLEASE NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets. Trainees can register here for Qualifying Exam Preparation and Writing Workshop. Attendance is capped at 25 participants.

Upcoming Events

Career Conversations: Innovation in the Workplace Webinar Series: Form Your Team

Wednesday, May 29 | 12:00pm-1:00 pm | Online Webinar
Just as important as your vision, your team sets the tone for the future of your idea. Tune into this webinar with Gemma Sole ’09 to learn how to recognize your strengths and areas for growth, as well as strategies for working harmoniously with others. They will also help you understand the importance of assembling a diverse and balanced team. Register for this event on the University of Rochester Alumni page.

Gemma is the cofounder of Nineteenth Amendment, an on-demand retailing and production platform for more than 1,000 brands, including Lord & Taylor, Microsoft, and Disney. She was named one of Forbes’ “Top 30 Under 30” in the retail and e-commerce category in 2016, National Retail Federation’s Influencer of the Year in 2017, and appeared in Apparel Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in 2017. Gemma earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and English, with minors in international relations and economics, from the University of Rochester in 2009. During her time at Rochester, she participated in Creative Arts Club and completed the fifth-year Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year program. She used this experiential year to launch the UR Consulting Group, an undergraduate organization that gives students the opportunity to work with local businesses and flex their skills in real-world situations.

(*) SMD Graduate Student Town Hall

Monday, June 3 | 1:30 pm-3:00 pm | Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619), URMC
Join us on Monday, June 3 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM for a town hall meeting in the Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619, URMC) with Dean Richard Libby, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, and special presentations by the CARE Network, the Faculty Professionalism Council (FPC), and the University Counseling Center (UCC). Share your thoughts on the graduate student experience at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Please submit questions via this link by Monday, May 20 to ensure that all concerns are addressed. If you would like to request accommodations, contact GradAccessServices@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.

(*) CPD Sponsored Event: LinkedIn Head Shot Photography Event for SMD Trainees (Save the Date)

Tuesday, June 4 | 8:00 am -5:00 pm | Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), URMC
Take your LinkedIn profile to the next level with a professional headshot from photographer by Fon Sakulsurarat and her team. Registration for this event will open soon. This event is open to SMD graduate students and postdoctoral appointees only.

(*) Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

Wednesday, June 12 | 5:00 pm-6:00 pm | Office of Mental Health Promotion, Department of Psychiatry (G-9271), URMC
This training is designed for patients, families, medical personnel, and community members interested in helping save lives. ALL attendees will receive a free overdose prevention kit! **RSVP Today at jenny_hernandez@urmc.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3571.

See more upcoming events here.

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

Center for Professional Development (CPD) Travel Award

Deadline: May 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm

The Center of Professional Development (CPD) is sponsoring a CPD Travel Award for PhD students and postdoctoral appointees in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Each travel award is worth up to $1500 and can be utilized for travel to a conference or for a professional development opportunity relevant to preparation for current or future career endeavors. For more information including eligibility or to apply, please visit the CPD Travel Award website.

Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series

Application Deadline is May 31, 2019

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC) brings together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits generate perception, form memories, and guide behavior. The postdocs of the SWC invite aspiring leaders in neuroscience to present their research to the SWC community in London as part of our Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series (ENSS). We welcome applications from postdoctoral researchers around the world. Candidates should have a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience and should not have secured a faculty or group leader position at the time of application. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered. Presentations will take place on Oct. 3, Oct. 31, Nov. 21, and Dec. 12 2019. To apply, please visit our website. For questions, please email swc-postdoc@ucl.ac.uk.

Scientist Teach Science Course Online

Are you interested in teaching, but your students doze off during your lectures? Do they have a hard time answering the questions you ask? Do you find yourself wondering if there’s a different way of teaching science than just talking to them and showing them slides and illustrations? How can you tell if your students really understand the information or have memorized vocabulary terms? Take the online course “Scientists Teaching Science” and learn about active learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages. Learn the latest research-based techniques used by model instructors around the world.

Come practice with your peers under the instruction of a national award-winning science educator and author.

The asynchronous course is available 24/7 on any web-enabled device. Unlike other online courses, one-on-one engagement, personal review of written assignments, and personalized advice on teaching is guaranteed! There are also scheduled discussions where you can meet with the instructor in a webinar.

The time needed to complete all readings and activities is estimated to be about 3 hours a week. All participants who complete the course requirements will be eligible for a personal letter of recommendation from the instructor about teaching preparation for future employment. Participants who complete the course requirements will also receive a certificate of completion from the New York Academy of Sciences.

The course runs Monday, June 3 to Monday, August 5, 2019. For additional information, pricing, and to register, please visit The New York Academy of Sciences website.

Center for Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning

Online Teaching Practicum

Registration Closes May 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm (EDT)

Wednesday, May 29 to July 24 | 1:00 pm-3:00 pm | Blackboard Cross Network
The Online Teaching Practicum is a unique opportunity for future faculty who lead teaching workshops at their local institutions to prepare and propose to teach a one- or two-part online workshop for the national CIRTL Cross-Network Learning Community (CNLC).

Previous experience facilitating teaching development workshops is a prerequisite for enrollment in this course. (Please contact chen.christopher "at" columbia.edu for more info.)

Participants in the course will focus on how to leverage the online environment to offer their students a unique experience that would otherwise be difficult to produce in the in-person classroom by drawing on the research of teaching and learning and the vast experience of facilitating online synchronous events of the CIRTL Network. This community will work intensively together over 9 weeks to learn and practice synchronous online teaching through structured observations, practice sessions, and peer review and feedback. The capstone proposal for an online event will be reviewed by CIRTL and qualifying events will run on the Network in Spring 2020.

Students who complete this course will be able to: (1) Identify the different opportunities available in in-person and online synchronous classrooms. (2) Describe and implement active learning strategies effective for the online classroom. (3) Develop online teaching lesson plans. (4) Participate in a cross-Network learning community of developing online instructors, able to offer peer feedback through observation and on written teaching materials.

Workload: Up to 20 hours of work beyond course meetings over the 9 weeks is expected. Registration & Enrollment: This course is limited to 12 participants. To register and learn more, please visit cirtl.net/courses/393.

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 cirtl.net/events. The majority of events are online and requires advance registration. For information on any of the courses or programs, please contact Eric_Vaughn@URMC.Rochester.edu .

Job Postings

To view academic job postings or share a new one, join our Academic Careers & Job Postings online community on the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning website.

Relevant Reads

The Craft of Research

By Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, & Joseph M. Williams. Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising, and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orchestrated conversation between a researcher and a reader. Along with many other topics, The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of thoughtful yet critical readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?" 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.

25 Ways to Increase Your Chances at Publication

Successful articles share certain elements, writes Laura Moss, an editor of a scholarly journal who's written hundreds of decision letters. Read 25 Ways to Increase Your Chances at Publication

Top employers embrace change based on a stable foundation

By Chris Tachibana. Read Top employers embrace change based on a stable foundation

Beyond government grants: Widening your funding net

By Chris Tachibana. Read Beyond government grants: Widening your funding net

Making the Most of Summer Plans

A junior professor discusses how you can best use the gap between spring and fall semesters. Read Making the Most of Summer Plans

Catching Up with the World Through Reading

A summer reading list. By Andrew Bishop. Read Catching Up with the World Through Reading

Accommodations

“Need accommodations for any CPD or GEPA event?  Contact GradRegistrar@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.”

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

Center for Professional Development | cpd.urmc.edu | (585) 275-4522 | CPD-SMD-Grad@URMC.rochester.edu

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training | urbest.urmc.edu | (585) 276-7348 | Tracey_Baas@URMC.Rochester.edu