All Life Sciences PhD Students (HILS-wide, GSAS only)

2020 Sep 25

[Peer Mentor Training] How and Why to be a Good Graduate Peer Mentor (Dr. Sarah Schwartz - Suffolk University & Dr. Jason Heustis - HMS Program in Grad Ed)

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Sarah Schwartz (Suffolk University) and Dr. Jason Heustis (Harvard Medical School) will draw from the best practices outlined in published literature to facilitate discussions and highlight suggestions for peer mentoring in practice.

 

The topics to be covered include

- a general understanding of good mentoring, mentoring networks and the complementary roles of mentors and other roles (e.g. sponsors)

- evidence of the impact of peer mentoring and the positive outcomes on mentees

- strategies for...

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2020 Sep 18

[Peer Mentoring Training] DEIJB Approaches and Discussions in Peer Mentoring

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

Peer mentors can be a vital resource in promoting graduate student success and creating an inclusive, supportive community. Peer mentors may help new students adapt to graduate school as well as provide advice, encouragement and support at various stages during graduate training. Central to the success of peer mentoring relationships is the near-peer connection, where conversations happen naturally around topics of the shared experiences for the mentor and mentee. While similarities help...

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2020 Aug 26

Dissertation Defense - David Radke (BBS)

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Zoom - Contact for Details

Evolutionary dynamics of deletions removing regulatory features in the human noncoding genome

Program: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Shamil Sunyaev

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Four ways to build your network without attending a conference [Nature]

August 11, 2020

When I became an associate professor at a relatively unknown university in China last year, I knew the odds were against me in the networking game. I felt I would be invited to fewer conferences and have less appeal as a networking prospect at those I did attend.

So I resorted to alternative networking strategies, and through these have taken part in at least 5 projects with collaborators in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Pakistan and China, conducted guest lectures at 3 Chinese universities and published around 12 research papers with my collaborators. Here are the four strategies I...

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2020 Aug 20

Racial Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Neuroscience Workshop [Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders]

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online - Register for Details

Racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical issues that cross all aspects of neuroscience training and have tremendous implications for trainees, mentors, and the future of the field. This virtual workshop, the first in a series, will provide personal experiences on the training process and explore how institutions are approaching these areas to bring about positive change.

 

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Faculty Development Specialist @ University of Rhode Island

August 10, 2020

Would you like an opportunity to join a dynamic faculty development team? The University of Rhode Island's Office for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning is seeking a new faculty development specialist who will work directly with our faculty to advance excellence in teaching and learning.  More information about our current programs and services can be found here:...

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2020 Sep 24

[Career Navigator Workshop] Foundations of Grant Writing and Applying for Fellowships (Dr. Lisa Goodrich - HMS Dept of Neurobiology)

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this session, attendees will get an overview of the grant-writing process, including developing specific aims and aligning a narrative and goals with a stated funding opportunity.  The presentation includes a discussion of the differences between grants and fellowships.  This session will be of interest to students consider NSF, NIH F31 and NIH F31D applications in the Fall.

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2020 Aug 27

[Peer Mentor + TA Training] Minding Student Mental Health While Teaching and Mentoring in Online Spaces (Dr. Gabriel Carrillo - Saint Louis University)

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this session, Dr. Gabriel Carillo, DSW, CDFT (Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work, Saint Louis University) is will be faciliating training - targeted for teaching assistants and peer mentors - on recognizing the signs of students struggling with mental health issues when operating in online spaces.  Dr. Carillo draws from expertise in social work and knowledge of service delivery using virtual connections.

This session is open to students who are serving as teaching assistants or peer mentors in the coming academic year.

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Save the Date - First Ever NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Symposium

July 29, 2020

The Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office is excited to announce the first ever NIH Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) Research Symposium! This symposium, which will be held on September 17, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. EDT, will mark the 5th anniversary of the creation of the SGMRO and will also include the 2020 NIH SGM Research Investigator Awards Program. The symposium will highlight scientific lectures from researchers who have been awarded SGM Administrative Supplements, as well as the...

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