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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FEBRUARY 2018?



Monday, February 5th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
2018 THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT) COMPETITION INFORMATION SESSION
Where: 1830 East Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108
Learn more about the Three Minute Thesis Competition, view videos of award-winning presentations, and ask questions about the event. Information sessions are not mandatory for those who plan to participate in the 2018 3MT competition. Additional information sessions will be held on JHU East Baltimore campus February 5th and Homewood campus February 15th. You do not need to attend more than one session.
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Wednesday, February 7th 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
TELLING STORIES ABOUT SCIENCE WITH ANN MERCHANT, ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR COMMUNICATIONS, THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE
Where: Wood Basic Science Building Auditorium
Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Wood Basic Science Building auditorium for another exciting Telling Stories about Science event. This program features Ann Merchant, who will present “Prime Time Medicine: Working with Hollywood to Communicate Health Messages.” Ann Merchant has worked in marketing and communications for more than 25 years. She is currently the Acting Executive Director for Communications at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she is responsible for a number of innovative outreach programs that contribute to an increased public understanding of science. Following the lecture, join us for a networking reception, where Merchant will be available to answer questions. Mix and mingle, and enjoy complimentary pizza and beverages. Please RSVP if you plan on attending the reception.
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Thursday, February 8th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION: MEDICAL WRITING WITH YESHI MIKYAS, PHD, MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR @ MEDIMMUNE
Where: 1830 East Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108
The PDCO/BCI Casual Conversations Series is a monthly career exploration event where career professionals share their career path and answer any questions you might have. YOU drive the conversation and content. Yeshi Mikyas, PhD, is a Director of Medical Communications at MedImmune, LLC, where she oversees the production of Regulatory documents and Publications for the Infectious Diseases/Vaccines and Oncology therapeutic areas in MedImmune’s portfolio of drugs. Her responsibilities in her past positions include Medical Writing (Publications), Safety Science/Regulatory Writing, and Publication Lead. Yeshi received both her graduate degree in Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego Medical Writing Certificate Program. She’s also lead several workshops and session at AMWA, and presented at “alternate career” panels at UCLA and NCI.
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Wednesday, February 14th 10:00 am to 11:00 am
2018 THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT) COMPETITION INFORMATION SESSION
Where: Mason Hall Room 102, Homewood Campus
Learn more about the Three Minute Thesis Competition, view videos of award-winning presentations, and ask questions about the event. Information sessions are not mandatory for those who plan to participate in the 2018 3MT competition. Additional information sessions will be held on JHU East Baltimore campus February 5th and Homewood campus February 15th. You do not need to attend more than one session.
REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, February 14th 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
TEACHING TOPICS AND TAPAS: TEAM-BASED LEARNING
Where: STILE Classroom (PCTB 115)
Calling all PhD students and Post-doctorates interested in teaching development topics! Please join us for light fare, drinks and the opportunity to discuss teaching topics with our guest faculty! Dr. Sarah Leupen will present and facilitate a discussion on Team-based Learning
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Thursday, February 15th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER CLINIC: INTERVIEWING SKILLS
Where: PCTB 113
This Career Clinic will provide tips on behavioral interview questions using the STAR technique. Examples of common interview questions, why hiring managers are asking these questions and examples of good responses will be highlighted. Participants will practice answering interview questions and receive feedback.
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Monday, February 19th 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
CLEARVIEW HEALTHCARE PARTNERS – SPRING RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION
Where: Room W3008, Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClearView Healthcare Partners is holding an information session on their firm and the ‘Connect to ClearView’ summer immersion program for advanced degree candidates. Dinner will be provided. ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier life sciences consulting firm with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics spaces. We provide world-class strategic decision-making support across a wide range of business issues.. For Consultant positions, they recruit candidates with post-graduate degrees focused on the life sciences (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., or M.B.A.) that are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment, interact with a dynamic group of coworkers, and develop a deep understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry. The Spring Full-time Application Deadline is March 4, 2018, and the ‘Connect to ClearView’ Application Deadline is April 8, 2018. Apply here - http://www.clearviewhcp.com/careers/apply/current-openings
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Tuesday, February 20th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION: HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS AND AI WITH C. ANTHONY JONES, MD, CEO & FOUNDER @ FRONTIVE INC.
Where: Vivian Foster Conference Room (Rm. 602), 1830 East Monument Street Building 6th floor
Anthony Jones is a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of industry experience. He’s the Founder and CEO of Frontive, a company combining artificial intelligence and smart speakers to create personal health assistants for patients and caregivers managing complex care situations. Prior to Frontive, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Lumiata, a predictive health analytics company, and also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Philips Healthcare’s Patient Care & Monitoring Solutions group, a $3 billion global business. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at Columbia University. Anthony is a regular contributor to several healthcare, technology and media outlets. The Casual Conversations Series is a monthly career exploration event where professionals share their career path and answer any questions you might have. YOU drive the conversation and content.
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Monday, February 26th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT) WORKSHOP
Where: 1830 East Monument Street Building, Classroom 2-108
The Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) will hold a workshop for graduate students interested in participating in the 3MT Competition. Part 1: 12-12:45 p.m. How to Condense Your Research and Plan Your Three Minute Thesis Talk. 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. Max Boam, Director of Graphic Identity for Johns Hopkins, will present strategies for visually presenting your research, including example of best practices from other 3MT competitors. This workshop is not mandatory for those who plan to participate in 3MT.
REGISTER HERE
Friday, March 2nd 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
2018 PUBLIC HEALTH CAREER FAIR
Where: BSPH Feinstone Hall and the Gallery
The JHSPH Career Services Office will be hosting the 34th Annual Public Health Career Fair on Friday, March 2, 2018. Click here to learn more about the event and see a list of registered employers. While students do not need to pre-register, they should bring their J-Card to check-in.
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Other Events

Monday, February 5th 12p
ICTR K2R TRANSITION PROGRAM 'BUILDING A LAB' SEMINAR
2024 East Monument St, Room 1-500Q (Powe Room) | Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) K2R Transition Program
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Monday, February 12th 5p
THINK TANK CAREERS: CHANGE YOUR WORLD
Charles Commons, East Room, Homewood Campus | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Tuesday, February 13th 4:30p
EDUCATION CAREERS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Charles Commons, Barber Room, Homewood Campus | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Wednesday, February 14th 4p
BME EDGE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Clark Hall 110, Homewood Campus | Hosted by Johns Hopkins BME EDGE
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Thursday, February 15th 11a
NONPROFIT CAREER AND OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion, Homewood Campus | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Monday, February 19th 6p
SALARY NEGOTIATION FOR WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion, Homewood Campus | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Tuesday, February 20th 5:30p
SCIENTIFIC CAREERS OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA: ALUMNI PANEL AND NETWORKING EVENT
JHSPH Becton Dickinson Room (W1020) and the Gallery | Hosted by BSPH Career Services, Hopkins Biotech Network & BSPH Alumni Relations
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Thursday, February 22nd 12p
STEM RESUME ROUNDTABLES
Levering Hall, Great Hall, Homewood Campus | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Wednesday, February 28th 8p
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BIOTECH AND HEALTHCARE CASE COMPETITION (April 6, 2018)
Register Online | Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club

National Opportunities and News

2018 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program.
Deadline is February 2, 2018.
ECF Biosolutions Venture Capital Investment Bootcamp (March 2018, Fee-based Event)
Early Bird Rate through February 12th; Registration closes February 26, 2018.
Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Program.
Deadline is March 12, 2018.
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs.
Deadline is March 14, 2018.
Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) VABeachBio Innovation Challenge.
Team entries accepted through May 4, 2018.