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Institutes With Postdoctoral Positions in the Biomedical Sciences Seek Our Students

In Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Over the next few weeks, UMBC will host two organizations that are looking to fill postdoctoral positions in the Biomedical Sciences.  Gladstone Institutes, affiliated with the University of California San Francisco will be on campus on Friday, October 28, 2011, NIDCR will be at UMBC on Monday, November 21, 2011 [NEW, updated 11/15/11], and the National Institute of Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, will be on campus on Monday, November 28, 2011.

Please RSVP for these events:

October 28, 2011 — Meet Dr. Sandy Williams,  the President of Gladstone Instituteshttp://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9171

(Dr. Williams is Dr. Hrabowski’s special guest for the day. Please make time in your schedule to learn about this opportunity.)

Dr. R. Sanders “Sandy” Williams

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[Updated: 11/15/11]

November 21, 2011 — Meet Dr. Martha Somerman, NIH/NIDCR, RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9394

Graduate Students, You are invited to meet Dr. Martha Somerman, Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the NIH. Dr. Somerman is interested in talking with UMBC’s students about research opportunities with NIDCR.

Come out for 40 minutes to talk with Dr. Somerman about opportunities:

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
12:15 PM – 12:50 PM
Public Policy Building, Room 206

Fellowships and programs for graduate students:
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/CareersAndTraining/Fellowships/GraduateStudents/

More about postdocs:
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/CareersAndTraining/FellowshipsInternshipsSorted/TrainingatNIDCR/SuccessStories.htm

“As director of NIDCR, Somerman will oversee a budget of $410 million and lead a staff of more than 400 researchers and administrators on the NIH campus as well as hundreds of grantees at universities, medical schools, dental schools, and other research institutions. NIDCR-supported scientists conduct research on the full spectrum of topics related to oral, dental, and craniofacial health and disease.” (Ref: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2011/nidcr-06.htm)

Dr. Martha Somerman

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November 28, 2011 — Meet Dr. Jaron Lockett, NIAhttp://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9161

(Dr. Lockett was one of the special guests at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute and he would like to meet with more students to discuss opportunities at the NIA.)

Dr. Jaron Lockett

Grad Students & Postdocs: Teaching Portfolio Seminar 10/14, $2000 Teaching Opportunity!

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

We are increasing our professional development offerings so that we can assist with preparing you for careers both within and outside of academe. As part of our “PROF-it: Professors-in-Training” program, we have partnered with UMBC’s Faculty Development Center to provide you with training for faculty positions. We also have a partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) which will award $2000 Teaching Fellowships to five postdoctoral fellows and graduate students for Spring 2012.  Awardees will teach a course on one of CCBC’s campuses, have a faculty mentor from CCBC to guide them through the semester, participate in two UMBC/CCBC Teaching Fellows cohort dinners with faculty and administrators on CCBC’s campus, and receive $2000 (salaried) as a financial award.

Any postdoctoral fellow or graduate student interested in a full-time faculty career or a part-time adjunct position should have receive training. The next workshop (“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”) will be led by Dr. Linda Hodges on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at 12 noon in the UC Ballroom Lounge – RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/8942.

All postdocs and students who are interested in teaching at CCBC, must plan to attend the seminars that are sponsored by PROF-it: https://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/professors-in-training-prof-it/ as participation in these seminars are part of the application process.

All graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend and participate in the seminars regardless of plans to apply for the Teaching Fellows program at CCBC. All seminars, including Friday’s workshop, are open to all interested parties.  Students and postdocs from UM College Park, UMB (Founding Campus, downtown Baltimore), and neighboring campuses are invited to attend the seminar. If you aren’t from UMBC, you may RSVP as a reply/response to this post.

“When Faculty Say ‘X’ …” — Ask questions, hear from faculty. Dinner seminar Monday, 10/17

In Graduate Student Professional Development, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 3, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Each year, PROMISE and the Graduate School host a dinner seminar that allows graduate students to ask questions of faculty. This year, our  annual
“When Faculty Say ‘X’, They Really Mean ‘Y'” seminar will be held on Monday, October 17, 2011 in the Library, 7th floor.  It is important to note that faculty often say that when they say ‘X’, they really mean ‘X’ and not something else. Are students hearing something different? Are faculty conveying ideas that are lost in translation? Or are there particular phrases and ways of saying things that students are still learning?

This is your chance to ask the faculty any questions about expectations, understanding requirements, how they say “no”, how they show their approval, etc.  You are invited to post questions for faculty here (anonymously) or on MyUMBC.  Please RSVP via MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/8641
This seminar was moved to a Monday at the suggestion of the Graduate Student Association. It is timed at 5:00 PM to accommodate our part-time students.

 

See sets of questions from 2010:

http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/4750

http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7811646676558216249&postID=2111488758610663916

 

See questions from 2009:

http://promisecommunitybuilding.blogspot.com/2009/09/grad-student-faculty-community-building.html