Skip to main content
Explore URMC

SMD Logo

menu
Education / Graduate Education / Center for Professional Development / Opportunities to Explore / Opportunities to Explore - September 4-8, 2017

Opportunities to Explore - September 4-8, 2017

September 4-8, 2017 | Vol 3, Issue 36 | Trainee News

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

Registration Closes Next Week

URBEST Retreat and Career Workshops  (Lunch Registration Deadline: Friday, September 8th)

Thursday, September 14 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Class of 62 and CEL Classrooms, URMC

This year’s retreat includes guest presenter Randy Ribaudo from SciPhD joining us to present The Art of Negotiation and Networking for Success. Speakers and round-table leaders will be LeRon Nelson, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Ed Brydon, Social Media Strategist at Weill Cornell Medicine; Kirk Macolini, President & Principal Consultant at InteliSpark, LLC; Kurt Schilling, SVP Research and Technologies at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; and Judith Dunn, VP Global Head Clinical Development at Roche. There will be ice cream and therapy dogs at this year’s event also! Register for the event online at surveymonkey.com/r/17URBESTRetreat.

Register for URBEST Retreat and Career Workshop

Celebrating a Community of Diverse Students and Trainees at URMC (RSVP by Friday, September 8th)

Sunday, September 17 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Canal side Shelter Genesee Valley Park

Sponsored by URMC: Clinical and Transitional Science Institute, Executive Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Office for Inclusion and Cultural Development, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and School of Nursing invite you and your families to join them for food, fun, and games, to celebrate our community of diverse students and trainees at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

RSVP for Celebrating a Community of Diverse Students and Trainees at URMC

Upcoming Events

CPD Sponsored Event: Beyond the End of the Road: Career Advice from Wilderness- Utilizing and understanding your Individual Development Plan (IDP) to help you through your career journey

Tuesday, September 12 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), URMC

Dr. Keith Micoli, postdoctoral program director at NYU School of Medicine, will share career advice he learned from his trip through the Adirondacks and how it can assist you through your career journey utilizing your Individual Development Plan (IDP).  The combined seminar and program will assist students and trainees gain an understanding of how your values, interests, and skills can help you focus on your journey to your dream job.  Participants will also will be able to understand the differences between what you need, want and what success will require to reach your goals. To register for the workshop, please visit the registration site. CPD will also be hosting a luncheon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for students and trainees to connect with Dr. Micoli and further the conversation about his talk and IDPs.  If you are interested in having lunch with Dr. Micoli please RSVP to Damaris_Cruz@URMC.Rochester.edu (limited to 7-10 attendees). Dr. Micoli will also be available to meet with students and trainees for 15 minute appointments starting at 1:30 pm and ending around 3:45 pm.  If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Micoli one-on-one, please RSVP to Damaris_Cruz@URMC.Rochester.edu .

PDA Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, September 12 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (new time for this meeting only) | 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.

School of Medicine & Dentistry Opening Convocation

Tuesday, September 12 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) & Flaum Atrium, URMC

Mark B. Taubman, M.D.; CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine; Dean, School of Medicine & Dentistry & Senior Vice President for Health Sciences invites SMD students, trainees, faculty and staff to attend the Opening Convocation Ceremony for the School of Medicine & Dentistry. A reception is to follow the convocation in the Sarah Flaum Atrium. For questions, please contact Diane Frank at Diane_Frank@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-7923.

URBEST Retreat and Career Workshops (Register Today)

Thursday, September 14 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Class of 62 and CEL Classrooms, URMC

This year’s retreat includes guest presenter Randy Ribaudo from SciPhD joining us to present The Art of Negotiation and Networking for Success. Speakers and round-table leaders will be LeRon Nelson, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Ed Brydon, Social Media Strategist at Weill Cornell Medicine; Kirk Macolini, President & Principal Consultant at InteliSpark, LLC; Kurt Schilling, SVP Research and Technologies at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; and Judith Dunn, VP Global head Clinical Development at Roche. There will be ice cream and therapy dogs at this year’s event also! Register for the event online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/17URBESTRetreat .

Celebrating a Community of Diverse Students and Trainees at URMC (RSVP by Friday, September 8th)

Sunday, September 17 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Canal side Shelter Genesee Valley Park

Sponsored by URMC: Clinical and Transitional Science Institute, Executive Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Office for Inclusion and Cultural Development, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and School of Nursing invite you and your families to join them for food, fun, and games, to celebrate our community of diverse students and trainees at the University of Rochester Medical Center. To RSVP, please visit the link here

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Activities and Events - September 18-22, 2017

NPAW Coffee Hour

Monday, September 18 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs Office (GEPA) (G-9556), URMC

Enjoy a free cup of coffee and meet the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs staff!

CPD Sponsored Event: NPAW Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, September 19 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | 2-7544, URMC

Presented by Elaine Smolock; Life Sciences Writing Specialist, Center for Professional Development.  The workshop will review the working parts of F31/32 grants, including the Research Plan and the Training Plan.  In addition, attendees will learn how to develop specific aims and hypothesis driven science.  The workshop will focus on the unique parts of the fellowship (i.e. bio sketch, activities planned, and dissertation research.  Attendees are encouraged (although not required) to bring laptops and working drafts of their grants. Register online at surveymonkey.com/r/Fseries.

NPAW Poster Session

Wednesday, September 20 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Flaum Atrium, URMC

More information and details soon. 

NPAW Poster Session Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, September 20 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Forbes Mezzanine, URMC

More information and details soon. 

NPAW Chalk Talk Workshop

Thursday, September 21 | 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Adolph (Lower) Auditorium (1-7619), URMC

More information and details soon. 

The 7th Annual Lecture on Biomedical Ethics

“Do New Tools Need New Ethics? The Challenge of Governance for Gene Editing in Humans,”

Lecture by Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.

Wednesday, September 27 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), URMC

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 Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) following the lecture.

Understanding the Faculty Role

Wednesday, October 11 | 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Evarts Lounge, Helen Wood Hall, URMC

The Offices of the Provost and of Faculty Development and Diversity hosts “Understanding the Faculty Role”. Gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of academic careers, hear alumni perspectives on transitioning from graduate student to faculty member, and learn of discipline-specific expectations and challenges in the job search, including building a CV and preparing to interview. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Register online at Rochester.edu/provost/futurefaculty.

Fall 2017 University Online Learning Symposium Series

Online Learning at Cornell University

Thursday, October 5 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | LeChase Hall, Genrich Rushing Room, River Campus

Special guest presenter Paul Krause, CEO eCornell and Associate Vice Provost for Online Learning, Cornell University. Complimentary lunch will be served. Register online 

What does the research tell us about online learning- and how can it inform our practice?

Thursday, November 2 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | LeChase Hall, Genrich Rushing Room, River Campus

Special guest presenter Dr. Peter Shea, Editor of the Online Learning Journal and Associate Provost for Online Learning & Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice and Informatics - University at Albany. Complimentary lunch will be served. Register online 

Faculty and student experiences with Online Learning at the University of Rochester

Thursday, December 7 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | LeChase Hall, Genrich Rushing Room, River Campus

UR faculty and students presenting. Complimentary lunch will be served. Register online 

See more upcoming events here.  

Happening Now

The Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research (Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017)

The Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research provides a monetary award towards recognizing outstanding Postdoctoral Associates or Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Rochester whose research exemplifies the importance of cross- discipline approaches toward examining high impact questions of science. The competition is open to all UR SMD and ASE Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows. For eligibility and application criteria, please check-out the prize’s information online

Questions concerning this prize can be directed to  Janice.Vanopdorp@rochester.edu.

Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Travel and Development award for 2017-2018 (Deadline: October 31, 2017)

The PDA Travel and Development award will support travel to a conference, workshop, or event that aids in the postdocs professional development not otherwise available at UR.  Two winners will be chosen for the award, and both winners will be awarded $1200 to cover travel and registration for the event of their choosing.  Following the event, winners are required to write up a short meeting report to be shared with the rest of the postdoctoral community.  The submission portal is open now and will be open until October 31, 2017.  Winners announced November 30, 2017! Application rules and eligibility can be found online at this link.  To apply, please complete the application and upload your CV to the application portal link. Questions, please contact Jeff Tithof, PhD at j.tithof@rochester.edu or Anthony M. Franchini, PhD at Anthony_Franchini@URMC.Rochester.edu .

Center For The Integration Of Research, Teaching And Learning

CIRTL (the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning) will be offering a number of online courses, workshops and drop-in events during the Fall semester for graduate students and post-docs who are interested in teaching and learning. A comprehensive list of the Fall offerings can be found online here. Offerings are free of charge, and offer  great opportunity to learn about good teaching alongside peers from 42 other PhD-granting universities around the country, and in Canada. There is no limit to how many you can attend, although numbers might be limited for the workshops. In order to log on to one of the events, students need to create an account at www.CIRTL.net - a quick process. If you do attend any of the offerings, please contact Jenny Hadingham at jennifer.hadingham@rochester.edu), for accounting purposes. She is also happy to answer any questions that you might have concerning the offerings.

Campus Resources

The CARE Network

The CARE Network, a program that helps support students in distress, is now available for SMD graduate students. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit a referral to the CARE Network if they believe that a student is in or headed towards distress, are aware of an act of discrimination on campus, or have a general concern for a student. The CARE Network provides recommendations to campus and community resources, outlets for safe spaces, and coaches on communication skills to work through difficult discussions and situations. You can submit a referral and/or learn more about the CARE Network at www.rochester.edu/CARE.

Relevant Reads

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

Based on workshops co-sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators and includes chapters on laboratory leadership, getting funded, project management, and teaching and course design. 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.

On Gratitude and Leadership

Adriana Bankston offers the following advice for being a good team leader both in academe and outside it. Read On Gratitude and Leadership

You Need a Game Plan

This is the first article in a series designed to help you create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) using myIDP. Read You Need a Game Plan

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