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Opportunities to Explore - May 6-10, 2019

Vol 5, Issue 19 | 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 a smart phones.

Summer Reading Group

Online Book Club: How People Learn

Tuesdays, May 28 to July 2 | 11:30 am-12:45 pm (ET) | Cross Network through CIRTL Blackboard
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School' (2000) is a seminal work about the processes of learning. A product of the National Academies, this book lays the foundation for a scientific understanding of learning, as well as how this understanding can inform better teaching practice. In 2018, a follow-up book, How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures, was released, which continued where the first one left off. Together, these texts provide a formidable introduction to learning for future (and current!) faculty.

The purpose of this six-week series is to take participants on a journey through these texts, beginning with the scientific bases of learning, through the design of successful learning environments, the role of culture in the learning process, and finally, integrating digital technologies into the effective learning environment. This will be done in an informal, discussion-based format. Participants are expected to attend each session, and to come with questions that the group can unpack.

Both texts are available, free of charge, online here: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/9853/how-people-learn-brain-mind-experience-and-school-expanded-edition and https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24783/how-people-learn-ii-learners-contexts-and-cultures .

Registration & Enrollment: Early registration for CIRTL members only is open from April 23 through May 7. Regular registration runs from May 8 through May 24 at 12PM CT. STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority; we refer to the institution, role, and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority. This workshop is limited to 25 participants. To register and learn more, please visit cirtl.net/events/626. Accessibility: We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in our activities. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at info@cirtl.net in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.

CPD Travel Award

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.

This Week

(*) Transforming Your Teaching for the Digital Age- Educational Technology for Classroom and Online Learning- Ensuring a High-Quality Experience:  Session 6

Monday, May 6 | 4:00 pm-5:30pm | LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576), URMC
Faculty Development Workshop Series on Technology in Health Professions Education. Co-Sponsored by the University of Rochester Office for Online Learning, Warner School of Education, Medical Center Institute for Innovative Education, School of Nursing, and School of Medicine and Dentistry Office for Faculty Development.

Presented by…Lisa Brown, EdD; Assistant Director for Online Learning Institute for Innovative Education, Eric E. Fredericksen, EdD; Associate Vice President for Online Learning and Associate Professor in Educational Leadership,  Andrew Wolf, EdD, RN, ACNP-C, CNE; Director for Educational Effectiveness and Assistant Professor School of Nursing

This final workshop in the series connects effective online course design with the national Quality Matters program and reviews best practices in online teaching. Examples of effective online teaching strategies are presented and discussed. Learning objectives covered include..Define best practices for helping students start an online course. Describe effective online teaching strategies. Explain the value of Quality Matters.

To register for this workshop, please email:  Faculty_Development@urmc.rochester.edu. For remote participation please register for the Zoom feed. Faculty, Students, Residents, Fellows and Staff are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Session 6 will also be held on River Campus in LeChase Hall, Genrich Rusling Room on May 2, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. To RSVP for the session on River Campus, please email Adele Coelho at adele.coelho@rochester.edu .

(*) URBEST Mentoring Up Workshop

Tuesday, May 7 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm | LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576), URMC
The Mentoring Up Workshop is a 1.5 hours session for trainees to learn about the concept of mentoring up. The workshop will be led by co-facilitators Drs. Tracey Baas and Meera Singh and is based on Dr. Steve Lee’s foundations that Mentoring Up empowers mentees to be active participants in their mentoring relationships by shifting the emphasis from the mentors’ responsibilities in the mentor-mentee relationship to equal emphasis on the mentees’ contributions. The workshop will be offered twice a year: February and May.  Mentoring Up Refreshers will also be offered, which are monthly half-hour sessions that will discuss some type of conflict that is relevant to graduate education research, in essence a case study. Each Refresher will be led by one faculty guide and one co-facilitator. Trainees that complete the Workshop and at least six of the ten Refreshers will earn a Mentoring Up electronic badge. Trainees that earn electronic badges will have the option of becoming co-guides with the faculty guides for the monthly Mentoring Up Refreshers. Please register online to participate in the Mentoring Up Workshop.

(*) Research Vendor Show

Wednesday, May 8 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm | Flaum Atrium, URMC
Participating Vendors (and more): BD Biosciences, Bio-Techne (R&D Systems, Novus, Tocris), Corning (Cellgro, Falcon, Axygen), Thermo Fisher (laboratory equipment), BioTek Instruments, Pierce, Mettler Toledo, GE Healthcare, Hyclone, Eppendorf, Sartorius, Invitrogen and Molecular Probes, Applied Biosystems and Gibco, Gilson, EMD MilliporeSigma (including: Milli-Q Water), NanoDrop, Fisher Chemical (Acros Organics, Alfa Aesar), Vista Lab Technologies, Nalgene & Nunc, Laxco Microscopes, BrandTech Scientific, Phoenix Equipment (service & repair). Free catered lunch by Pellegrino’s Deli.

(*) Postdoc Association Monthly Meeting (Updated Date, Time, and Location!)

Thursday, May 9 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Anderson Room (G-8534), URMC
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 contact the GEPA Office at gradadm@urmc.rochester.edu.

(*) The 8th Annual Lecture on Biomedical and Health Science Ethics- How to Catch a Scientific Figure Falsifier

Friday, May 10 | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm | Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425)
Given by Daniel E. Acuna, PhD, of the School of Information Studies of Syracuse University.  Analysis and statistical reporting of potential figure elements reuse and splicing across millions of images. The NIH requires that all graduate students and postdoctoral appointees receive continued instruction on the responsible conduct of research (RCR) throughout their training. As part of ongoing efforts to satisfy this requirement, the University of Rochester sponsors periodic RCR lectures and workshops. In addition to completing the Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research Course (IND501/506), all graduate students and postdoctoral appointees are expected to participate in these lectures and workshops. Refreshments will be available in Flaum Atrium following the lecture!

Upcoming Events

(*) CPD Sponsored Event: CV & Resume Workshop

Monday, May 13 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm | Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), URMC
Presented by Eric Vaughn, M.Ed., Life Sciences Career Coach, Does Your CV/Resume Speak to What the Employer is Seeking in a Job Candidate? What goes into a CV or resume? How are you promoting or branding yourself? Learn how your CV and resume can set you apart from other candidates!

(*) URBEST Career Story: Margaret Hill, PhD, Genetic Counseling

Wednesday, May 15 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm | Anderson Room (G-8534), URMC
Margaret Hill, PhD, Genetic Counseling Program Intern at UNC-Greensboro and UR alumna from Biomedical Genetics. Come hear about how her PhD training prepared her for UNC Greensboro, her five clinical rotations, and her next steps as she graduates her program. There will be pizza!

CPD Sponsored Event: Leveraging Your PhD for Career Success

Wednesday, May 15 | 1:00 pm-2:00 pm | Online Webinar
This webinar will provide lessons on creating the right résumé or CV, basic networking skills, finding the right job for you, how to identify and leverage your transferable skills. We will also cover basic and advanced interviewing skills, how to negotiate, how to advance once you're hired. Register for this webinar online at bit.ly/BioCareerWebinar51519 .

(*) Daybreakers’s Toastmasters Open House

Thursday, May 16 | 7:30 am-9:00 am | Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), URMC
Join the Daybreakers’ Toastmasters Club for an open house and guest day. Learn about how Toastmasters offers a fun environment to improve presentation skills. Email vpm-3685@toastmastersclubs.org for more information. Refreshments will be served.

(*) URBEST Career Story: Sesquile Ramon, BIO

Thursday, May 16 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm | CEL 2-7536, URMC
Dr. Ramon is currently the Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs at BIO (www.bio.org). He has previously worked as a Health Policy Specialist in the Office of the Director of the NIH through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. Sesquile has a background in vaccine research and drug discovery, and is passionate about translating scientific discoveries from bench-to-bed in order to improve human health.

Come for the Career Story at 11:00 am and stay for the Lunch at noon. RSVP to jennifer_brennan@urmc.rochester.edu.

(*) 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.

(*) 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.

See more upcoming events here.

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

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. 

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.

Center for Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning

Online Book Club: How People Learn

Tuesdays, May 28 to July 2 | 11:30 am-12:45 pm (ET) | Cross Network through CIRTL Blackboard
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School' (2000) is a seminal work about the processes of learning. A product of the National Academies, this book lays the foundation for a scientific understanding of learning, as well as how this understanding can inform better teaching practice. In 2018, a follow-up book, How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures, was released, which continued where the first one left off. Together, these texts provide a formidable introduction to learning for future (and current!) faculty.

The purpose of this six-week series is to take participants on a journey through these texts, beginning with the scientific bases of learning, through the design of successful learning environments, the role of culture in the learning process, and finally, integrating digital technologies into the effective learning environment. This will be done in an informal, discussion-based format. Participants are expected to attend each session, and to come with questions that the group can unpack.

Both texts are available, free of charge, online here: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/9853/how-people-learn-brain-mind-experience-and-school-expanded-edition and https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24783/how-people-learn-ii-learners-contexts-and-cultures .

Registration & Enrollment: Early registration for CIRTL members only is open from April 23 through May 7. Regular registration runs from May 8 through May 24 at 12PM CT. STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority; we refer to the institution, role, and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority. This workshop is limited to 25 participants. To register and learn more, please visit cirtl.net/events/626. Accessibility: We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in our activities. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at info@cirtl.net in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.

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 .

Resource of the Week

University of Rochester International Travel Resources

The University of Rochester’s Office for Global Engagement (OGE) provides a wide range of resources available to students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad for activity sponsored or supported by the University of Rochester. To register your travel and access resources, please visit the Global Engagement website. If you have questions, contact Alan Ryon, Manager for International Travel and Security at (585) 857-1168 or Alan.Ryon@rochester.edu.

Relevant Reads

Tools for Teaching

By Barbara Gross Davis. This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings. 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.

Flexible Faculty Development

Anne Marie Canale, Cheryl Herdklotz and Lynn Wilde describe new programs and activities that help meet the professional and personal needs of a changing faculty demographic. Read Flexible Faculty Development

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