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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER 2017?



Friday, December 1st 10:00 am to 10:40 am
TELLING STORIES ABOUT SCIENCE WITH BRIAN MALOW, EARTH'S PREMIER SCIENCE COMEDIAN BME EDGE/PDCO PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT EVENT
Where: Smith Building Atrium 3rd floor, 400 North Broadway Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231
BME EDGE is partnering with PDCO to host a series of FREE professional headshot events. This is a great opportunity to update your image on your professional social media profiles and websites! The event is FREE and open to all SOM graduate students! RSVPs are required and spots are limited.
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Friday, December 1st 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION: IP LAW WITH JOHN HSU, PHD, JD @ SCHIFF HARDEN LLP
Where: 1830 East Monument Street Building, Vivian Foster Conference Room (Rm. 602), 6th floor
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. John K. Hsu, PhD, JD, is a partner at Schiff Harden LLP where he has deep experience in intellectual property litigation. His practice focuses on pharmaceutical litigation, representing generic drug manufacturers in high-stakes patent litigation brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act. With a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Maryland, John's depth of scientific knowledge makes him uniquely qualified to advise his pharmaceutical clients.
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Monday, December 4th 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
JOHNS HOPKINS K TO R TRANSITION PROGRAM 'SPECIFIC AIMS' SPEED REVIEWS
Where: PCTB Mountcastle Auditorium
Registration is closed, but observers/walk-ins are welcome.

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), Office of Faculty Development (OFD), and Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) Johns Hopkins K-to-R Transition Program will be holding a Specific Aims Speed Review session on Monday, December 4, 2:30-4:30 PM, in the Pre-Clinical Teaching Building (PCTB), 725 North Wolfe St, Mountcastle Auditorium. Check-in starts at 2p. This special interactive session features speed reviews of aims pages by panels of funded investigators and reviewers. Final aims pages that will be reviewed based on funding mechanism have already been selected, but observers are welcome! For more information, please contact Gregory Thornton at gthornton@jhmi.edu or 410-614-3997.
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Wednesday, December 6th 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
TELLING STORIES ABOUT SCIENCE WITH ADAM REISS, ASTROPHYSICIST AND BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
Where: West Lecture Hall, Wood Basic Science Building
Adam Riess is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, a distinguished astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and has been recognized with several other awards including the Albert Einstein Medal.
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Wednesday, December 6th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
EQUITY RESEARCH & INVESTMENT CAREERS WITH GARY WU, PHD, CFA, VICE PRESIDENT, D.F. DENT AND COMPANY
Where: Rangos 590
Want to hear how to transition from a science PhD to a career in Equity Research, Consulting or Finance? The Johns Hopkins Biotech Investment Group presents a conversation and Happy Hour with Gary Wu, PhD, CFA. Gary received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Columbia University, and has served as a management consultant at Mars & Company, a healthcare investment banker at Legg Mason Wood Walker (now Stifel Nicolaus), a Securities Analyst and Co-Portfolio Manager at Legg Mason Capital Management, and Senior Vice President at BDT Capital Partners. He is currently a Vice President at D.F. Dent and Company here in Baltimore, where he serves as a Portfolio Manager, Analyst and Chief Risk Officer. We will also discuss the application process for the Equity Research Externship in Spring 2018. Stay after the talk for free beer and food.
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Thursday, December 7th 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
COLLABORATIVE TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM/TOWSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SCIENCE TEACHING SEMINAR: THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING AND THE LEARNING OF SCIENCE
Where: Towson University Center for STEM Excellence (Downtown Baltimore)
The science of learning and the learning of science: A discussion of learning theories and applications: Constructivism, conceptual change, inquiry, learning outcomes. The seminar will be held at the TU Center for STEM Excellence from 3:00-4:30pm. Space is limited, so please RSVP via Eventbrite by 5PM Tuesday, December 5th to attend. The purpose of the College Science Teaching seminar series is to foster discussion of key topics and issues in postsecondary science teaching. Teaching Fellows will learn how to promote active learning in the classroom, lead effective discussions, foster a positive classroom atmosphere and develop an understanding of the principles of classroom assessment. The seminars are designed to help you critically reflect upon and expand your own ideas about teaching and learning. The format of the seminars will be largely discussion-based, with some reading material and reflective writing assignments to aid in professional growth.
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Tuesday, December 12th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH SERIES: NEGOTIATING THE ACADEMIC JOB PACKAGE
Where: Room W3030, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Eric Rice, Center for Leadership Education, will lead an interactive session to help you prepare to negotiate your first academic job offer. Highlights include where to find information needed to develop your negotiation strategy, best practices for being well received during the negotiation processing the importance of non-verbal communication. Eric will share examples of poor negotiation strategies and ask the audience to share how the negotiation could have been done better. Handouts will include what items can be negotiated, examples of budget spreadsheets, and data on salary range and start-up packages for Assistant Professor positions.
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Tuesday, December 12th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BCI CASUAL CONVERSATION: POLICY WITH CHRISTA WAGNER, PHD, GENETICS AND PUBLIC POLICY FELLOW @ AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS AND NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Where: 1830 East Monument Street Building, Bodian Conference Room (Rm. 202), 2nd floor
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. Christa Wagner, PhD is currently completing her work as the Genetics and Public Policy Fellow sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The fellowship consists of 3 rotations through the Policy and Program Analysis Branch at NHGRI, a Congressional rotation which she conducted in the office of United States Senator Sherrod Brown, and with the Science Policy Department at ASHG. Christa holds a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from Johns Hopkins.
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Wednesday, December 13th 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
CAREER CLINIC: LINKEDIN
Where: PCTB STILE Classroom (Rm. 115)
LinkedIn is the resume of the future and an excellent way to market yourself. Learn about LinkedIn tools and tricks and how to optimize your profile for career success. LinkedIn is not just a job tool but a new way of networking and engaging to advance your career.
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Wednesday, December 13th 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
TEACHING TOPICS AND TAPAS: DESIGNING RUBRICS
Where: PCTB STILE Classroom (Rm. 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. Rachel Salas will present and facilitate a discussion on Designing Rubrics.
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Friday, December 15th 10:00 am to 10:40am
BME EDGE/PDCO PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT EVENT
Where: Smith Building Atrium 3rd floor, 400 North Broadway Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231
BME EDGE is partnering with PDCO to host a series of FREE professional headshot events. This is a great opportunity to update your image on your professional social media profiles and websites! The event is FREE and open to all SOM graduate students! RSVPs are required and spots are limited.
REGISTER HERE
Friday, December 15th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
PHARMA MENTORING PROGRAM
Where: Location TBD
CASSS is a nonprofit science organization comprised of members who work in process development, analytical, regulatory and other related fields of biopharmaceutical development and regulation. CASSS is interested in creating a mentorship program that matches PhD students and postdoctoral fellows interested in careers in the Biotechnology and PHARMA industry with an established professional as a mentor. Dr. Mark Schenerman will provide an overview of CASSS, share his vision for a mentorship program and seek input on what you would like from a mentorship program.
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Other Events

Wednesday, December 6th 5:30 pm
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
Brody Learning Commons 4040| Hosted by the Homewood Career Center
Thursday, December 7th 5 pm
DIVERSE CAREERS IN SCIENCE PANEL DISCUSSION & RECEPTION
Mountcastle Auditorium | Hosted by the Biomedical Scholars Association & Hopkins Biotech Network
Wednesday, December 20th 5p
FINAL BIOBUZZ OF 2017 WITH BIOHEALTH INNOVATION
Bar Louie, 150 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD | Hosted by the BioBuzz Networking Group & Biohealth Innovation, Inc.
JOHNS HOPKINS TECHNOLOGY VENTURES (JHTV) EVENTS CALENDAR

National Opportunities and News

2017 American Society for Cell Biology EMBO Meeting
December 2-6, 2017
2018 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Program
Application opens December 4, 2017; Deadline is February 2, 2018
2018 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)
Application deadline is December 10, 2017
Research Methods Resources Webinar: A New Website from the NIH Office of Disease
December 13, 2017
2018-2019 Society for Research in Child Development Congressional and Executive Branch Fellowships
Application deadline is December 15, 2017
Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge
Team entries accepted through December 29, 2017
American Psychological Association 2018-2019 Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellowships
Application deadline is January 5, 2018
AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
Application deadline is January 15, 2018
AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
Application deadline is January 17, 2018
2017-2018 Principles of Clinical Pharmacology self-paced, web-based course
Registration deadline is January 22, 2018