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Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Digest News & Events​​​​​​

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Three-Minute Thesis Competition.  Registration closes on February 13th.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that challenges doctoral students to describe their research to a global audience—within three minutes. Please add the message below to your newsletter and share with any doctoral students that may be interested in participating!

myHub Career Exploration Learning Grants Workshop

SMD trainees, learn about funding opportunities available through myHub for short term career exploration job shadowing experiences and for longer internship opportunities. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  | Location: Natapow Conference Room (1-9545)

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“The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal access to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Jen Prosceo ( In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.”

Meliora Collective - Registration Now Open until Sunday, February 5th 

If you haven’t heard, The Meliora Collective is an online platform that allows you to become connected with others in the University of Rochester network to pursue personal and professional growth. Within the platform, the three-month mentorship program will connect you with alumni, faculty, staff, or a fellow student in your field for advice, mentorship, and career exploration. By providing real-world context, personal insights, and ongoing support, mentors can help you achieve your goals.

To sign up for the program, visit our website by Sunday, February 5. Matches between mentees and mentors will be announced on Friday, February 10, and the program will run through May 11. For additional information or questions, please visit our FAQ web page or contact Michelle Cavalcanti at or Rebecca Picone at

Quotes from previous participants:

I enjoyed talking with my mentor about career options in research outside of academia.” -2022 Mentee, PhD student, Genetics

“My mentor was a good fit for my needs at the current time (she had completed a PhD in neuroscience here, and I am currently in the process of trying to arrange rotations within the same department). She had helpful, relevant perspective to share with me.” - 2022 Mentee, MD/PhD Student

“I really enjoyed working with my mentor. She was incredibly helpful and provided a lot of great resources. We worked on informational interviews and I was able to speak with 8 people about their careers which was really informative and great practice. I am leaving this program with new skills and useful resources.” – 2022 mentee, PhD student, Microbiology & Immunology

Two Workshop Series on. Relating to Your Advisor Workshops

The advisor-student is often a long-term relationship and can be a source of support and stress. There are social dynamics and power differentials embedded in interactions. In this series of workshops, University Counseling Center pre-doctoral interns will highlight interpersonal effectiveness skills which emphasize how you can get what you need from others more often while considering objective effectiveness, relationship effectiveness and self-respect effectiveness.

Attendance at Part I is required to attend Part II. If you attended the Advisor Relations & Interpersonal Effectiveness webinar in the Fall, you can also then attend Part II. All held via Zoom from 12:05 – 12:50 PM.

UCC Graduate Student Group

Would you like to connect with other graduate students, learn how to interact more easily with others, and understand yourself and your relationships more deeply? Come join the Graduate Student Group, a confidential therapy group open to all UR graduate students. This group is an unstructured, process-based group that invites graduate students to share their experiences with others, strengthen their interpersonal skills, and gain support around their mental wellbeing.

This group is held on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 3:45 PM on the 3rd floor of the UHS building. Call (585)-275-3113 for more information and to register.

Biogen PhD Fellowship Program Overview

Visit us on the WEB. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (combined into a single .pdf file) HERE. Pleas email any questions to

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