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 Professional and Career Development Events

Below is a list of the current professional development events for IUSM graduate students and postdocs. If you have any questions, contact Lauren Easterling at easterli@iu.edu. To view events offered in the past, click the "Past Events" link above.

 

March 2017 

 
Interviewing Using the STAR Method (IUSM Graduate Division)

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: R3 203
Presenter: Tara Hobson-Prater, Director of IBMG Program for PhD Study and Tricia Wright, PhD, Director of Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, IUSM Graduate Division
Keywords: graduate student (PhD), postdoc, career development

Learn how to be a STAR! Are you currently interviewing for a position or plan to soon? Join us for this interactive session focused on the commonly used behavioral interview method, STAR. In this session, Tara Hobson-Prater and Tricia Wright will provide an overview of behavioral based interviews, how to identify them and how to use the STAR method including examples and a practice session.

RSVP for this session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InterviewingUsingtheSTARMethod.

 

 

April 2017

Science Stories Book Club (Collaboration between Graduate Division and ODA)

Date and Time: Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: University Tower (TO), Chancellor's Restaurant
Presenter: Open discussion between students, postdocs, ODA, and Graduate Division team members
Keywords: career development, personal development, graduate student (All), postdoc

ODA and the IUSM Graduate Division invite you to join us for a multi-event book club series! Science Stories will examine how science and medicine have impacted the lives of prominent figures throughout history. This year’s book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot.

RVSP for this event: http://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events/1457/science-stories-diversity-book-club-collaboration-between-ibmg-oda/

 

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI) and Test, Step I - For IUSM Graduate Students and Postdocs (IUSM Graduate Division)

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: RO 121 (Rotary Building)
Presenter: Brandy Wood, IUSM Graduate Division
Keywords: graduate student (PhD), postdoc, professional development, personal development

Registration is closed. 

 

Mentoring 101: Communication is Key

Date and Time: Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: R3 303/305
Presenter: Julie Welsh, MD, Director of Mentoring, Indiana CTSI
Keywords: postdoc, professional development, personal development

Join us for this informative session focused on mentoring led by Dr. Julie Welch, Director of Mentoring at CTSI. Topics highlighted will include how to communicate effectively with your mentor, managing your work/life, setting boundaries and thriving in your professional work/life. In this interactive session, there will also be time for discussion about communicating well, including tips and tools about communicating your mentoring needs and aligning your priorities. This will be a great session for all postdocs as multiple aspects of mentoring will be addressed. Lunch will be provided to those in attendance.

RSVP for this session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Mentoring101_Communicationiskey

 

Application of the Graduate School Experience to Toxicology in Big Pharma (Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology)

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: R4 101
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Aluise, Senior Scientist – Toxicology Project Leader, Eli Lilly Co
Keywords: graduate students, industry-careers, non-academic careers, career development

Dr. Aluise has relatively recently completed post graduate work at Vanderbilt University and is now working as a Senior Scientist at Eli Lilly. In this seminar he will briefly describe his research studies, and describe how his varied graduate experiences prepared him for work in the pharmaceutical industry. He will also discuss his job application process, the job he was eventually offered, and what he has learned about the pharmaceutical industry while employed at Eli Lilly. The lecture will be approximately 50 minutes, and 40 minutes will be allotted to answer questions from the audience.

 

Career Focus: Regulatory Affairs (IUSM Graduate Division)

Date and Time: Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Daly 185
Presenter: Dr. Beth Ann Thomas-Klotz, Director of Global Regulatory Affairs Clinical Strategy at Covance
Keywords: graduate student (PhD), postdoc, Career Focus (talks), career development, non-academic careers, industry careers

A Regulatory Affairs professional works with regulatory agencies and is responsible for the coordination and presentation of documentation to regulatory agencies such as the FDA and EMA.  Dr. Thomas Klotz, who has her PhD in Biochemistry from LSU and also was a USDA Post-Doctoral Fellow at UC Davis, worked in both CMC Bioproduct Development and US Regulatory Affairs during her 10 years at Eli Lilly. This was followed by 4 years in pharmaceutical consulting at Navigant before becoming Director of Global Regulatory Affairs Clinical Strategy at Covance 2 years ago.  In this session, Dr. Thomas Klotz will provide an overview of what it means to be a Regulatory Affairs professional based on her personal journey and perspective including what those in this career path do, how to get into the field and will provide her personal suggestions to those interested in preparing for this career path.

RSVP for this session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CareerFocus_RegulatoryAffairs

 

 

May 2017

Career Focus: Medical Science Liaison

Date and Time: Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:00am-12:00pm (session); 12:15pm-1:45pm (lunch)
Location: R3 203 (session); Cafe Soleil (lunch)
Presenter: Dr. Yuvon Mobley, Medical Science Liaison (MSL) at Assurex Health
Keywords: graduate students, postdocs, industry-careers, non-academic careers, career development, career focus (talks)

Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) are healthcare consultants who bridge communication between clinical medicine and the healthcare industry such as medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing.  In the session from the IUSM Graduate Division, we’ll hear from Yuvon Mobley, PhD, a Medical Science Liaison at Assurex Health! Dr. Mobley earned her PhD in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and then did a Clinical Immunology Postdoctoral Fellowship prior to becoming an MSL in 2015. Dr. Mobley will provide an overview of what an MSL professional does and what the position entails, how she transitioned into the role and she will also provide some tips and suggestions for those interested in this career path!

RSVP for this session at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CareerFocus_MSL

 

Science Stories Book Club (Collaboration between Graduate Division and ODA)

Date and Time: Monday, May 1, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: University Tower (TO), Chancellor's Restaurant
Presenter: Open discussion between students, postdocs, ODA, and Graduate Division team members
Keywords: career development, personal development, graduate student (All), postdoc

ODA and the IUSM Graduate Division invite you to join us for a multi-event book club series! Science Stories will examine how science and medicine have impacted the lives of prominent figures throughout history. This year’s book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot.

RVSP for this event: http://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events/1457/science-stories-diversity-book-club-collaboration-between-ibmg-oda/

 

Financial Wellness for Postdocs: Starting Line - Why and How Retirement Savings Begins Now (IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs)

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Daly 185
Presenter: Ben Apraez, Financial Consultant at TIAA-CREF
Keywords: postdoc, personal development

Are you a postdoc? Have you thought about YOUR retirement saving plan? There’s no time like the present to save for the future.  Join us for this informative session from TIAA-CREF where Financial Consultant, Ben Apraez, will speak to the audience about “The Starting Line: Why and how retirement saving should begin now”.  People who are just starting their careers may not think about what happens at the end. This workshop will provide some valuable tools to assist in the process.  RSVP by April 20 at 5:00 PM to ensure we have enough materials available for you!

RSVP for this session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FinancialWellnessforPostdocs_RetirementSavings

 

Coming Soon! Jumpstart to the Faculty Job Search  : May 15 - May 19, 2017

If you are interested in a career as a faculty member – either at a research-intensive institution or one where teaching may be your primary responsibility – join us for our Jumpstart to the Faculty Job Search.  During this week we will overview the job search process, the essential documents you should begin thinking about now (your CV, teaching statement, diversity statement), and how to approach the academic job-search process holistically to be prepared for success.

June 2017

Jumpstart to Teaching: June 12 - June 16, 2017
Graduate students and postdocs in the IUSM who are interested in developing or improving their skills and abilities as a teacher/instructor are highly encouraged to attend this session.  During this session you will learn more about how to prepare a quality lesson/lecture and some tested, quality methods for helping your future students learn.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to create a short lesson (10-15 minutes), practice it with your peers and trained facilitators, and receive feedback to improve the lesson and your ability as an instructor.

Session 1: Teaching and Learning in the Biomedical Sciences: Planning and Structuring a Lesson
Date and Time: Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Glick 103
Presenters: Dr. Margaret Bauer, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; and Lauren Easterling, Director of Trainee Services, IUSM Graduate Division

During this session – the first of four during the Jumpstart to Teaching week – participants will learn how to design a quality lesson, with a focus on helping students learn.  We will discuss how to structure a lecture/lesson, how to measure student learning while teaching, and approaches to a quality class session.  Additionally, for those who are interested in participating in the microteaching sessions especially, this session will overview the microteaching sessions that will be on 6/14 and 6/15.  This overview will include information on the format of one’s 10-15 minute lesson, expected elements, the peer critique process, and anything else that you will need to know to prepare for this session.

Session 2: Teaching and Learning in the Biomedical Sciences: Strategies for Teaching
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Glick 103
Presenters: Dr. Margaret Bauer, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; and Lauren Easterling, Director of Trainee Services, IUSM Graduate Division

This second session of the Jumpstart to Teaching week will introduce you to methods and practices especially relevant to future faculty in the sciences.  The presenters will present on, demonstrate, and provide opportunities for practice related to the act of teaching (including lecturing).  Additionally, attendees will be asked to think critically about the approaches that are most appropriate for different types of content and different knowledge, skills, and abilities that you want your future or current students to learn.

Session 3: Group Microteaching Experiences
Date and Time: Complete this Doodle poll to list what sessions you would be able to attend.  We will assign you to a group based on everyone’s availability: http://doodle.com/poll/a8nz5vbr7x866ry3.
Locations: To be announced closer to the session (via email) once group assignments have been made

As part of the Jumpstart to Teaching week, participants will have the opportunity to put what they have learned in the first two sessions into practice.  In groups of 4-5, participants will take on the role of instructor, and teach a 10-15 minute lesson to their peers and to a trained microteaching facilitator.  After each participant teaches their lesson, the group will discuss strengths and work areas that the instructor can improve upon, and provide constructive feedback to them.

Session 4: Teaching and Learning in the Biomedical Sciences: Tying it All Together
Date and Time: Friday, June 16, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Glick 103
Presenters: Dr. Margaret Bauer, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Lauren Easterling, Director of Trainee Services, IUSM Graduate Division
NOTE: Lunch will be provided

As the concluding session of the Jumpstart to Teaching week, this lunchtime session (food will be provided) will provide three particular opportunities.  First, participants will share about their microteaching experiences and the feedback that they received.  Second, the group will discuss possible next steps for teaching development for participants.  Third, participants will learn more about additional IUSM and IUPUI resources to help them improve as instructors.

RSVP for any or all of these sessions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/jumpstartTeaching2017

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