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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FEBRUARY?


Wednesday, February 1st 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
TEACHING TOPICS AND TAPAS: PANEL DISCUSSION ON TEACHING AT DIFFERENT TYPES OF UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Where: Levering Lounge, Homewood Levering Hall
This month a facilitated panel will discuss what it is like to teach at different types of colleges and universities including R1's, small-liberal arts colleges, historically black colleges and community colleges. Panelists will include Beth Baunoch, Professor, Community College of Baltimore County, Department of Communication; Rebecca Kelly, Associate Teaching Professor, Johns Hopkins University KSAS Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Kemi Ladeji-Osias, Associate Professor, Morgan State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and, Alison Papadakis, Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Clinical Psychological Studies, Johns Hopkins University KSAS Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
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Wednesday, February 8th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION – INDUSTRY/GOVERNMENT WITH TIFFANY RICKS, PHARMACOLOGIST, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Dr. Tiffany Ricks is a Pharmacologist at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Division of Hematology Oncology Toxicology in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. She currently reviews pharmacology and toxicology data in investigational new drug applications (INDs) and marketing applications to evaluate the safety of anticancer pharmaceuticals.
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Wednesday, February 8th 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
TEACHING TOPICS AND TAPAS: ACTIVE LEARNING WITH DR. HARRY GOLDBERG
Where: STILE Classroom, PCTB
This month Dr. Harry Goldberg will present on Active Learning. These workshops are encouraged for trainees interested in the collaborative teaching fellows program. Hosted by JHU Teaching Academy, Postdoctoral Affairs Office and the Professional Development and Career Office.
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Thursday, February 9th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER BLITZ – THREE TOPICS|THREE WORKSHOPS|ONE HOUR
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
12:00 PM Science Policy and Outreach Careers: Learn about these careers, the skills needed, how to gain experience and where to find positions. We will also cover science policy and outreach fellowships available.
12:20 PM Interviewing Skills: This workshop will highlight the STAR method for answering interview questions and provide examples of good answers to interview questions. We will also provide a list of standard behavioral interview questions and why hiring managers are asking them.
12:40 PM Goal Setting: Setting goals is an excellent way to excel in your research, your career search and everything else in your life! "A goal properly set is halfway reached" - Zig Ziglar
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Monday, February 13th 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT) SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
This two-part Science Communication Workshop will be focused on preparing for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and presenting your research, both orally and visually.

Part 1: 12:00-12:45 p.m. How to Condense and Communicate Your Research
Elizabeth Tracey, Director of Johns Hopkins Health NewsFeed and Director, Johns Hopkins PodMed, will offer strategies for consolidating your message and adapting your presentation to various audiences.

Part 2: 12:45-1:30 p.m. How to Visually Represent Your Thesis
Strategies for visually presenting your research, including examples of best practices from other 3MT competitors. You do not need to be registered for 3MT to participate; however, the discussion will be centered on preparing for the competition. Feel free to bring your lunch.
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Thursday, February 16TH 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
LEADERSHIP LAB: NETWORKING
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
This workshop will cover networking basics, including where to network, how to network effectively, conversation starters, and how to turn your new connections into meaningful relationships. Trainees are asked to bring their business cards to participate in a mock networking event as part of the workshop.
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Tuesday, February 21st 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER CLINIC: RESUMES
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
This workshop will cover the differences between a resume and a CV, the three types of resumes (chronological, functional and hybrid) and when to use each type, how to tailor your resumes to specific careers and also specific jobs. We will provide examples of resumes and ask you to be the hiring manager and review which candidate you would interview based on the resumes. The last 30 minutes will be time to work on your own resume so bring it with you! PDCO staff will assist with your resume review. Everyone should submit their resume 1 week before the workshop if they would like feedback. You do not have to submit a resume to come to the workshop!
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Monday, February 27th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI AFTERNOON WITH BAYER LEADERS CHANDRA RAMANATHAN, PHD AND MARION HITCHCOCK, PHD
Where: Location TBD
Hopkins is excited to welcome Drs. Ramanathan and Hitchcock, two leaders from Bayer who will be sharing details of their transition from academia to industry. Dr. Ramanathan has 20 years of experience across the product discovery, development, and commercialization spectrum, while Dr. Hitchcock brings more than 10 years of experience at Bayer in roles ranging from scientist to managing key partnerships for the company. In addition to sharing their personal experiences, Drs. Ramanathan and Hitchcock will also provide insights into Bayer’s Open Innovation platform, which offers opportunities for funding, mentoring, and other forms of collaboration with Bayer and is available to anyone from individuals to start-ups to research organizations. To share insights pertaining to academic-industry partnerships, Dr. David Greenwald, Director of Corporate Relations at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, will join the panel discussion.

This event is sponsored by Hopkins Biotech Network, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, and Biomedical Careers Initiative.
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Other Events

Friday, February 10th 12:00 pm
JHU-CMDB CAREER FRIDAYS – DR. JASON WEIL, ASSOCIATE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
Where: JHU KSAS Mudd Hall 23 | Hosted by JHU Doctoral Program in Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics (CMDB)
For more information and registration instructions, contact D’Arcy Placilla, Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences (KSAS) 410-516-4704.
Friday, February 24th 12:00 pm
BME EDGE E-WEEK SPEAKER SERIES: TRANSITIONING FROM ACADEMIA TO INDUSTRY WITH TZU-YU WU, OPTICS ENGINEER, CANON
Where: Homewood Campus - Croft Hall Room 170| Hosted by BME EDGE
Save-the-Date! May 30th, 31st, and June 1st
TEACHING ACADEMY 3-DAY INSTITUTE
Where: East Baltimore campus
The Teaching Academy is holding an intensive 3-day teaching institute on the East Baltimore campus on May 30th, 31st, and June 1st.! Registration will open on March 1st, 2017 at 9 AM EST. We anticipate filling quickly and have historically had a waitlist so please be sure to mark your calendars. Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Fellows at any JHU campus are welcome to attend either Teaching Institute location -- meaning East Baltimore students and fellows can attend the Homewood Campus location and vice-versa. Find the dates that works best for you, but keep in mind that while both Institutes will cover the same content, faculty from PH and SoM will largely comprise the East Baltimore Teaching Institute and faculty from KSAS and WSE will primarily facilitate the Homewood location.

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National Opportunities and News

California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
Applications are due February 28th.
Renita Polk, a PhD student in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology was a 2016 fellow. More information.

Check out the NIH Women in Science Newsletter newest issue.
HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Applications due February 15th.
Support for the next generation of scientists from underrepresented groups. $80,000 annually for up to four years of postdoctoral training and $270,000 annually for up to four years of faculty phase. More information.
AAAS Science Careers Job Fair
February 17th 2017
Boston MA
Numerous career workshops. Companies recruiting included Pfizer, Merck, Regeneron, Jouncs, Seven Bridges, Genentech and more. More information.
ComSciCon17 National Workshop for Graduate Students
Applications are open through March 1st.
Yale University Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics
The Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics hosts an intensive Summer Institute in Bioethics for graduate students and professionals along with a few select undergraduates. Participants receive mentoring from experts in the field and have ample opportunity to tailor the program to meet their career & research goals. Applications are due February 15th.

For further information, see: bioethics.yale.edu/sherwin-b-nuland-summer-institute-bioethics or contact Lori Bruce, Program Director, at Lori.Bruce@yale.edu.