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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MAY?


Wednesday, May 3rd 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION WITH AMY HEIN, PHD - DEPUTY PROJECT DIRECTOR @ RIPPLE EFFECT COMMUNICATIONS
Where: 1830 E. Monument Street, Rm. 2-108
Amy Hein, PhD, Deputy Project Director with Ripple Effect Communications, brings 15 years of scientific experience managing complex federal projects involving biomedical research, education, and health policy. In 2015, Amy joined Ripple Effect, providing scientific support to the Army’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program where she managed more than $100M in medical research projects, including a high-visibility joint agency project to assess concussion across 30 research sites. In 2016, Amy transitioned to her current role as Project Director at Ripple Effect overseeing projects in excess of $5M per year and over 25 people with diverse responsibilities
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Thursday, May 4th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
FREEDOM FROM CANCER CHALLENGE INFORMATION SESSION
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Vivian Foster Conference Room #602 (6th floor)
The Center for Innovation's Freedom from Cancer Challenge is a unique opportunity to compete for the opportunity to secure the Intellectual Property and funding to start your own start-up. Rose Marie Truman will be providing an information session on May 4th at noon and again at 5pm. She can answer all your questions and you can also start forming a team on the spot! The team must be at least 2 people and can include PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, MBA students and working professionals. Next, you select an invention that will be the basis of your start-up. The Freedom from Cancer Challenge will provide 10 to 20 inventions for your team to pick from. The inventions were developed by scientists at NIH or a university. The organization will be providing training and a mentor for each team. Medimmune is contributing $20K to help launch the companies. You can find out more at this link - http://www.freedomfromcancerchallenge.org
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Monday, May 8th 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 Editing and Publishing Careers: Learn about these careers, the skills needed, how to gain experience and where to find positions.
12:20 PM Managing Up: We will discuss ways to build a positive relationship with your mentor or supervisor. Being a mentee is not just about completed assigned tasks but supporting the organization and your supervisor.
12:40 PM Resume Tips: Top ten tips on improving your resume. The workshop will include a before and after resume that reinforces the workshop tips.
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Event Postponed
THE FUTURE OF NIH FUNDING UNDER THE CURRENT ADMINISITRATION
Where: TBD
This event is being postponed to June 2017.

Beth Felder, Johns Hopkins Director of Federal Affairs will share insights from congress about the future of NIH funding.

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED
Tuesday, May 9th 1:00 pm
SECOND ANNUAL MARYLAND STATE THREE MINUTE THESIS (3MT) COMPETITION
Where: University of Maryland-Baltimore HS/HSL Library, The Gladhill Board Room, 601 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD
PhD students from across the state will compete in the 2017 Maryland State Competition May 9 at 1 p.m. at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The event will be held in the HS/HSL Library, The Gladhill Board Room, 601 West Lombard Street.

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED
Friday, May 12th 9:30 am to 12 pm
PDCO/BME EDGE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY
Where: TBD, Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus
Enhance your LinkedIn page with a professional headshot. Homewood photography will be on East Baltimore campus to capture the professional you!
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Tuesday, May 16th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION – MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS @ MEDIMMUNE / ASTRAZENECA WITH RENU JUNEJA, PHD, HEAD OF MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIMMUNE & JOHN SMITH, PHD, CLINICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE DIRECTOR, ASTRAZENECA
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Renu Juneja, PhD is Head of the Medical Communications group at MedImmune (the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca). Her group has the responsibility for regulatory documents (clinical trial reports, summary documents, protocols, investigator brochures, briefing documents, BLA etc.), for development & execution of publication strategy, publications (manuscripts, review articles); for peer-reviewed journals and presentations (abstracts, posters, oral presentations etc) at the scientific meetings. During his 16 years in the pharmaceutical industry, John A Smith has worked for both medical communication (med comm) companies and pharma (Novo Nordisk, 11 years; AstraZeneca, 2½ years). In his current role as a Clinical Information Science Director, John assists global clinical development teams with their information and documentation needs as drug development moves from phase 2b through to submission to regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA, EMA) and lifecycle management once marketing approval is granted.
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Tuesday, May 16th 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
MUNCH, MINGLE AND LEARN AT THE JACKSON LABORATORY’S PHD STUDENT RECEPTION
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
Join The Jackson Laboratory and enjoy some refreshments while learning about the fantastic research and training opportunities available at our nonprofit biomedical research institution. Within our academic research laboratories, JAX postdoctoral trainees(jax.org/postdoc) conduct cutting-edge basic and translational research and have the opportunity to experience both clinical and business applications through JAX’s mission driven research initiatives that seek to improve human health. JAX is also committee to training and supporting the next generation of scientific leaders and offers an extensive series of courses and conferences to help PhD student develop their research and professional skills (jax.org/courses). Hear first-hand about the opportunities available for you at The Jackson Laboratory and network with JHMI students who have attended our McKusick Short Course on Human and Mammalian Genetics and Genomics. Join us and see how JAX can help you accelerate your career! The presentation will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments.
REGISTER HERE
Thursday, May 18th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER CLINIC: COVER LETTERS
Where: 1830 East Monument Building Room 2-108
In this workshop you will critique various cover letters and create an outline of what you should include in your cover letter. We will also discuss how to write reference letter drafts for fellowships and other opportunities.
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Monday, May 22nd 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
LEADERSHIP LAB: TYPE FOR TEAMS
Where: Rangos 490
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a powerful tool for better understanding yourself and your natural personality preferences. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn more about their own MBTI type and how it affects team building and group interaction. Cost is $10. Participants must complete the online MBTI assessment (sent via e-mail from PDCO after payment is processed) at least one week prior to the workshop; you must be present at the workshop to receive your customized report.
REGISTER HERE

Other Events

Friday, April 7th 12:00 pm
JHU-CMDB CAREER FRIDAYS-DR. ONI CELESTIN, SCIENCE ADVISOR, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Where: JHU KSAS Mudd Hall 23
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

Hosted by the JHU Doctoral Program in Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology and Biophysics (CMDB)
Friday, April 7th 1:00 pm
JHGCC BIOTECH & HEALTHCARE CASE COMPETITION
Where: JHU Homewood Campus
For more information, visit the JHGCC website - http://jhgcc.weebly.com/2017-jhgcc-biotech--healthcare-case-competition.html

Hosted by the Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club (JHGCC)

National Opportunities and News

JHU-CMDB CAREER FRIDAYS-DR. GURU THUDUPPATHY, SENIOR SCIENTIST II & MANAGER, GLAXOSMITHKLINE
Friday, May 5th 12 pm
Where: JHU KSAS Mudd Hall 23
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

Hosted by the JHU Doctoral Program in Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology and Biophysics (CMDB)
10TH ANNUAL NIH CAREER SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, May 11th 8 am
The Annual NIH Career Symposium aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. The Symposium includes panels and workshops with over 75 speakers. There are typically 12-16 Panel sessions covering a spectrum of careers including; academics, industry, government, patents/tech transfer, policy, and communications. The end of the day finishes with Skill Blitzes: Twenty minute sessions to help you gather the tools and resources critical for your job search. The goal is to give you skills you can use immediately to act upon the information that you learned in the Symposium.

Please note: This is NOT a job fair; it is a place for you to gain information about your next step in your career. There are NO recruiting tables. While the NIH Career Symposium is planned for intramural trainees, we welcome graduate students and postdocs from outside of the NIH Intramural Research Program to attend.

Learn more and Register here – Natcher Conference Center, Building 45 │ Hosted by NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
‘REVITALIZING EAST BALTIMORE THROUGH ENTREPRENEURS IN SCIENCE: UPDATE ON IMPACT OF FASTFORWARD & JHU VENTURES ON BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOODS’ WITH GUEST SPEAKER CHRISTY WYSKIEL, SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT OF JHU
Thursday, May 11th 8 am
NIH campus in Bethesda
Register here - FastForward—1812 Ashland Avenue, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD │Hosted by Women in Bio (WIB)
SIXTH ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC REGULATORY CAREER DAY
Saturday, May 13th 9:30 am
Where: Johns Hopkins University Rockville Campus, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rm 121, Rockville, MD 20850
Join your regulatory, quality and compliance colleagues from the east coast for the Sixth Annual Mid-Atlantic RAPS Chapter and Johns Hopkins AAP Mid-Atlantic Career Day at the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus. This inventive workshop is designed to help you get started or advance your career in the regulatory field. Participate in this hands-on workshop and hear presentations and panel discussions from seasoned professionals on topics like:
  • Transitioning Into the Regulatory Industry
  • The Benefits of Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC)
  • The Pros and Cons of Working for Government
  • Strategies for Finding and Applying for Regulatory Positions, Government and Industry
  • What Is it Like to Be a Consultant
  • Working for a Non-Profit Organization or Company in the Drug or Device Industry
Throughout the day, you can engage with regulatory recruiters to discuss current job opportunities and submit resumes. More information, including registration, is available here

Hosted by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
JHUSOM MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ILLUSTRATION GRADUATE EXHIBITION
Monday, May 22nd 4 pm
Where: Houck Memorial Lobby (600 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD)
This year's exhibit will display illustrations, animations, and 3D models created by the 2017 graduates of the SOM Medical & Biological Illustration master's program.

Hosted by the JHUSOM MedArt Department