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February 26-March 1, 2024 | Vol. 10, Issue 9

In this issue:

  • Applications Open for Cohort #4 myHub Career Learning Modules
  • Philosophy Meeting & Mosaic Community Fair - SMD URSMD Discover Weekend
  • Student Mindfulness Facilitator Training

Graduate Career Consortium- PhD & Master's Virtual Career Expo

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 12pm-4pm ET. Full details and to register for the GCC Virtual Career Expo, visit this link. Questions; please email

This Week

Building Blocks: What You Should Know to Pursue an Academic Faculty Position

Monday, February 26 | 12:30pm-2pm | Class of '62 Auditorium, G-9425

The first module of this four-part series. This session will be led by Drs. Isaac Harris and Gabrielle Sterne, followed by a panel discussion with several URSMD junior faculty members. The goal of this session is for trainees to gain a fundamental understanding of the academic track process. Our speakers and panelists will also share their experiences and advice on what helped them along their journey in academia. 

SMD Discover URSMD Weekend Philosophy Meeting and Mosaic Community Fair

Friday, March 1 | 4pm-6pm | Sarah Flaum Atrium

Meet this year's SMD PhD applicants! Enjoy live music, food, and drinks! Connect with trainee groups.

Philosophy Meeting and Mosaic Community Fair flier


Applications Open for Cohort #4 myHub Career Learning Modules

Considering an internship, job shadowing or other experiential learning experience? Want to apply for a myHub career exploration grant/internship funding?

Apply today for Cohort 4 launch on Monday, March 11, 2024.

You will gain knowledge & experience with…

  •  Career Exploration
  •  Goal Setting
  • CV/resume writing
  • Networking
  • Informational interviews
  • Career Exploration Plan Development
  • Budgeting

Learn more by completing this short interest form.​​​​

​​​Apply by 4 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Orientation on Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 12:00 pm over Zoom.

The One-Page PhD Public Policy Pitch Competition

The One-Page PhD Public Policy Pitch Competition is designed to empower the next generation of researchers to effectively communicate the public policy implications of their research using just one page of written text. 

For full details and information, please visit this webpage.

First place winner is awarded $750, and second place winner is awarded $500. 

Important dates: Registration is open from 2/12 through 3/15; Submissions due by 4/1; Required advocacy training session on 3/20 from 2 pm to 3 pm via Zoom

Students/Postdocs should contact Jodi Miller with any questions.

23rd Annual Saward-Berg Lecture w/ special guest speaker Dr. Andre Chappel

Each year, PhD students in the Department of Public Health Sciences are given the opportunity to select an outside speaker who is considered to be outstanding in his or her field. For full information about the Saward-Berg Lecture, please visit Public Health Sciences website for additional information and past speakers.

Event Flier and Event Registration for the 23rd Annual Saward-Berg Lecture on Friday, March 15, 2024 

Funding Opportunities

TL1 Postdoc Applications Open

Applications are open for NIH-funded CTSI TL1 Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, with a start date of July 1, 2024. The goal is to produce a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers trained in team science and competency-based skills who can conceptualize research across the translational continuum from basic research through population health. All details here.

Apply to Support Health Sciences Research Using High-Performance Computational Resources

Applications are requested to support laboratory staff that will accelerate research in computational biology and health, and to take advantage of the high-performance computational resources of the University.

Funds are available to support laboratory staff for short-term, early-phase work necessary to allow investigators to translate their ideas into computer code or models, and to get new biocomputational/health-related scientific projects up and running in several areas. Full details here.

Applications are due Friday, March 8, 2024. Send materials directly to Ben Miller, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Health and Wellness

21-Day Equity Challenge

The 21 Day Equity Challenge is a structured, self-guided learning experience for people who want to grow in their anti-racism and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) knowledge, skills, and practices. The Challenge is designed for individuals who are at all stages in their DEIJ growth trajectory. Those who sign up online to participate will receive a daily email that includes a “challenge” for that day consisting of learning, action, and reflection. Full details please visit this link.

Student Mindfulness Facilitator Training 

On March 4th from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Humanities Center Conference Room B, we will be leading a Student Mindfulness Facilitator Training. You can learn the history of and science behind mindfulness meditation and a variety of mindfulness techniques to build the knowledge necessary for leading meditation practices on-campus. Registration is required. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. 

Information on Student Mindfulness Facilitator position

Internship/Postdoc/Employment OpportunitiesAnchor 

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is seeking to appoint a full-time post-doctoral researcher to join the newly established ERC-funded Research Group on Migration and Health Inequalities. Full details at this link.

Social Media SpotlightAnchor

This week’s social media spotlight comes from the myHub Instagram Account, ursmd_myHub. Are you following ursmd_myHub on Instagram, if not, we encourage you to follow us today!


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