This Week's Events
Statistical Analysis with Missing Data Workshop: Methods and Applications in Health Studies
In-Person | June 20-21, 2023 | More info
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Research Communication Event
UR Thinkers, a club dedicated to helping grad students and postdocs practice communicating their research with the wider public, is organizing an event series to practice doing just that! On June 21st at 3:30 PM we’ll be having a workshop where we practice distilling our research into nonexpert-friendly language, and on July 14th, we’ll be putting our practice in action with a social at a local brewery (location TBD!).
This event is open to grad students and post-docs from all disciplines, and we’d love to collaborate with students from all colleges of UofR! Those interested should RSVP at the link/QR code below.
2023 Juneteenth Celebration | The Biological Impact of the Human Footprint
Thursday, June 22 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | Feldman Ballroom - Frederick Douglass Building or Virtual
We are excited to extend an invitation to Faculty, Staff, and Students to the University of Rochester’s 2023 Juneteenth celebration event on Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm featuring Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton ’08, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, ahead of the release of his 6-episode (part-science, part-travel) PBS documentary The Human Footprint. This event, “The Biological Impact of the Human Footprint”, promises to be an enlightening experience, filled with insightful discussions on how the human footprint is transforming the planet and how science, politics, and culture are intricately connected in unexpected ways.
But that's not all! As a special treat, you'll have the opportunity to interact in-person with students, faculty, alumni, friends, and community members during the welcome reception and closing dessert reception.
Register now to secure your spot for the in-person event
Alternatively, if you prefer the virtual option, register below to receive access details.
We value your presence and input, regardless of your attendance format.
Are you interested in teaching?
myHub is interested in maintaining a list of graduate students and postdocs interested in and wanting to gain further experience in teaching. If you have interest in gaining additional teaching experiences, please complete the short survey online at this link.
Dr. Jim Miller is seeking senior level graduate students and postdocs interested in gaining additional teaching experience for the Foundations I course this fall. If interested, please complete the myHub Teaching Experience Online Questionnaire.
Complete Survey Here: http://tiny.cc/myHubTeachingExper
Questions, please contact myHub at myHub@urmc.rochester.edu.
myHub's Summer F-Club Introduction
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers research training fellowships to predoctoral (F30, F31, F99) and postdoctoral trainees (F32) who are US citizens or permanent residents.
myHub within Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) will again host an “F-Club”, which will serve as a peer writing support group for individuals interested in writing applications for F awards. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) trainees interested in submitting applications for F awards are welcome to attend.
“F-Club” efforts will focus on development of Applicant Background and Goals, Biosketch, Research Strategy (inclusive of the Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation, and Approach), and other relevant attachments.
Applicants will have the opportunity to improve their grant writing skills via peer review with oversight by the Director of Writing Services and Training Grant Development, Dr. Elaine Smolock. Participants will be partnered with a peer(s) in advance to the respective “F-Club” meetings (it may/may not be the same peer for each meeting). Participants will be expected to complete a draft of the scheduled application section in advance of each session, exchange with their peer partner(s), and complete a review of their peer’s work PRIOR to the “F-Club” session. After providing feedback on each other’s work during the meeting, the peer partners will then present and share their findings with the broader “F-Club” group.
NOTE: The club will begin week of 6/5/22 and run through the week of 7/17/22.
Scientists Teaching Scientists Online Course
Are you a scientist teaching science? Would you like to upgrade your teaching style? Learn how to design a syllabus and lesson plan? Move away from lectures and into more active teaching?Scientists Teaching Science 2023, updated for 2023 starting Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 12 PM and ending Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 2 PM EDT. This course is completely virtual. There are no specific meeting times, only weekly assignments due every Tuesday.
Join the New York Academy of Sciences' Science Alliance for the online course
The Next Step Podcast
Hear from SMD graduate school alumni as they share stories from the job hunt, lessons learned along the way, and their top tips for trainees about to hit the job market in our new podcast!
Check out The Next Step on YouTube and YouTube Music.
Featured in our first four episodes:
E'Lissa Flores, Ph.D., 2018 Translational Biomedical Science graduate
Eric Schott, Ph.D., 2017 Cell Biology of Disease graduate
Louben Dorval, Ph.D., 2021 Cellular Molecular and Pharmacology graduate
Yin-Yin Wang, Ph.D., 2015 Microbiology and Immunology graduate
Skills for Health & Research Professionals (SHARP) Program
Registration is now open for 29 hands-on summer boot camps designed for health and research professionals from any organization and all career stages! Learn immediate take-away skills directly from the experts over 1-4 days this summer. Training formats are either in-person in NYC, livestream, virtual over Zoom, or a hybrid mixture.
Webinar on U.S. Immigration
Z Law Group LLP is an immigration law firm. They have extensive experience in immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, particularly EB1A, EB1B, NIW, O1 and H1B. For more than 20 years, their attorneys have helped numerous research scientists obtain U.S. permanent residency. You are welcome to attend a free webinar on U.S. immigration and/or contact them for a free evaluation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UR Writing - Writing Group Interest
We created a brief survey to gather any interest in restarting the biweekly writing group. The goal of this group is to provide peer-based feedback on writing projects. Each week 1-2 trainees will share a piece of writing (<3 pages) with the group, who will provide constructive feedback on the work. This group is open to all graduate-level trainees. Examples of previous writing that has been shared include manuscript excerpts, abstracts, thesis/proposal documents, and more.
Discover myIDP from Science Careers
Choosing a career path is challenging, but an individual development plan (IDP) can help. Try myIDP — a free online career-planning tool that can help you pursue your goals as a graduate student or postdoc in the sciences.
Explore each stage of myIDP:
Consider your skills, values, and interests so that you can prioritize what matters to you.
Learn about career options for Ph.D.-level scientists and how to find a satisfying career based on your skills, interests, and values.
Make a concrete plan to grow your skills, build your network, and gain the experience you need to prepare for your future career.
Take action and recruit mentors to help you achieve your short and long term goals.
Funding, Grant and Travel Award Opportunities
Complete Guide to the H-1B Visa Process
This course is designed for international students planning to work in the U.S. after their graduation. Although there are many immigration paths to stay in the U.S. after your education, H-1B remains one of the most popular options among students and scholars. Learning about the H-1B visa and preparing in advance can provide an edge as you explore your post-graduation employment options.
Health and Wellness
Yoga Class and Lawn Games Day for Graduate Students
The Graduate Student Wellness Committee is hosting a yoga class and lawn games day on June 29th from 3-5 PM for all graduate students! Come for either or both parts of the program for some mindful movement, social connections, and food. Bring a mat if you plan on attending yoga! The event will be held on the Hajim Quad between Wegmans, Hutchison and Goergen Halls. Register here today!
Jobs are listed on Handshake
Board-Certified International MSL Fellowship for the NPA's Postdocs
"from SCIENCE to PHARMA” (FSTP) is pleased to collaborate with the NPA to provide their postdocs access to FSTP's international MSL fellowship.
FSTP is recognized as the leading MSL training program by recruiters and hiring managers globally. They have helped thousands of life-science researchers with their MSL career transition; a career where you will be talking clinical science with the top clinical experts in the country for a well-paid living.
To continue their mission to support aspiring MSLs globally to break into the MSL role, FSTP is providing international MSL fellowships to a select number of NPA postdocs to help them with every step of the MSL career transition from academia into the pharmaceutical industry. If you are selected by the board of advisors, your application fees and online MSL training cost will be fully covered by FSTP. Natalia Pascuali, Ph.D., was the May 2023 winner of the MSL fellowship.
Click below to submit your MSL fellowship expression of interest application and have a chance to become one of a select group of international MSL fellowship winners.
Hiring for Clinical Biochemist & Immunologist at Mayo Clinic
"The Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, is seeking a candidate for a Senior Associate Consultant faculty position to advance digital pathology aligning with institutional and departmental priorities on computational pathology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital strategy in healthcare."
GA for Graduate Student Well-Being
The UHS Health Promotion Office is hiring a Graduate Assistant for the role of Health Promotion Program Assistant for Graduate Student Well-Being. The primary charge of this role is to further the work of the Health Promotion Office in planning and marketing campus-wide health promotion programs which create an environment that promotes student success and personal development for graduate students. This includes working closely with the Health Promotion Specialist for Student Well-Being to develop new programs, events, and social media campaigns. This position is ideal for an individual with well-honed communication, independent thinking, strong organization and event planning skills, and ability to work with people, creative skills, and a working knowledge of the culture and policies of graduate students at the University. Please refer to Job #25550 on Job link for a full description and to apply.
Relevant Reads & Podcasts
InsideHigherEd.com Carpe Careers: By Jesica Siham Fernández, June 14, 2023
They provide the best way to cultivate critically compassionate learning communities, writes Jesica Siham Fernández.
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.
OTE Submission Information
Submissions for the weekly Monday edition of OTE are due by Thursday at 5:00 pm. Please submit materials to myHub@urmc.rochester.edu.
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