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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCTOBER 2017?



Tuesday, October 3rd 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
ANALYSIS GROUP EMPLOYER INFORMATION SESSION
Where: Room W4030, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Analysis Group provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, global health care corporations, and government agencies. We seek candidates with an advanced degree in quantitative sciences such as health economics, outcomes research, data science, biostatistics, econometrics, statistics, epidemiology, and psychometrics. To learn more about Analysis Group, visit us at the Analysis Group Presentation: Tuesday, October 3, 12:15-1:15pm, Room W4030, 615 N. Wolfe St. Application Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017. To apply for the Healthcare Analyst / Associate position, please submit your resume, cover letter (including geographic preference) to the JHSPH Career Service Department and Analysis Group’s website.
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Thursday, October 5th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE FDA
Where: PCTB Classroom 113
The FDA does research? Yes! The US Food and Drug Administration, located just down I-95 in White Oak, MD, has thriving research community and brand new laboratory spaces. This presentation will introduce you to the FDA ORISE Fellowship, which is available at the Post-baccalaureate to Post- doctoral level, as well as cover some of the scientific-oriented careers at the FDA. Presenter: Kate Bradford, PhD. ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, FDA CBER
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Tuesday, October 10th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
PATENT LAW CAREER TRAINING SERIES: INTRODUCTION TO PATENT LAW AND ASSOCIATED CAREERS
Where: 1830 East Monument Building, Bodian Conference Room (Rm. 2-202, Cell Bio Dep’t.)
Interested in transitioning into a career in patent law? Please join us for the first session in the Intellectual Property Career Training Program, a multi-part series designed to teach interested graduate students and postdoctoral fellows about intellectual property law and how to transition into patent-related careers in this field. With guest instructors from within the Hopkins community, the nationally prominent law firm Nixon and Vanderhye PC, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this series will take you from learning about the purpose of patenting an invention all the way through the processes of patent drafting, prosecution, examining, and litigation. Program participants will have the opportunity to apply for a spot to visit the offices of Nixon and Vanderhye PC in mid-November and interact with multiple patent professionals as part of a training cohort. Introduction to Patent Law and Associated Speakers: Joe Contrera, Assistant Director of Intellectual Property at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures David Hollander, Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property at Carey Business School
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Wednesday, October 11th 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
TEACHING TOPICS AND TAPAS: WRITING EFFECTIVE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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. Megan Bohn will present and facilitate a discussion on Writing Effective Learning Objectives
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Thursday, October 12th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
TELLING TRUE, PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT SCIENCE
Where: Room W5008, Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Professional Development and Career Office at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Homewood Career Center and the Hopkins Postdocs @SPH invite Johns Hopkins faculty, postdocs and PhD students to join Liz Neeley and The Story Collider team for an intensive, innovative, four-hour workshop on telling science stories. The Story Collider is dedicated to true, personal stories about science. This workshop begins with lecture and discussion but primarily focuses on helping you develop your own storytelling skills. You'll be introduced to a blend of creative techniques and empirical science to gain a new appreciation of narrative, but most importantly, you'll work under the guidance of our team to brainstorm, develop, and refine your own stories. Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. The Story Collider produces live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of the stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. See us live at our regular shows in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta or subscribe to our weekly podcast. More about us at http://www.storycollider.org. If you have an idea, simply send a short pitch to Stories@StoryCollider.org
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Thursday, October 12th 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
COLLABORATIVE TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM/TOWSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SCIENCE TEACHING SEMINAR: HOW TO MAKE A LECTURE EFFECTIVE
Where: Towson University Center for STEM Excellence (Downtown Baltimore)
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. October 12 How to make a lecture effective: Using problem solving, case study, dilemmas, problem sets, and discussions to facilitate student learning Multiple representations as a teaching technique 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, October 10th to attend.
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Thursday, October 12th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON NETWORKING EVENT AND TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Where: Ralph O’Connor Recreation Center, Homewood Campus
Join Booz Allen Hamilton as they exhibit their expertise and display capabilities and applications in the Federal Government at a technology showcase. Learn and interact with technology demonstrations, senior leaders, and recent JHU alumni. Refreshments will be served!

This event is co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Career Center, Bloomberg School's Career Services Office, Carey Career Development Office, JHM Professional Development and Career Office, and Biomedical Careers Initiative.
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Wednesday, October 18th 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
MEDICAL WRITING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS TRAINING PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION
Where: Rangos 490
PDCO will be launching a Regulatory Affairs training program in collaboration with the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society in January and a Medical Writing training program in collaboration with the American Medical Writers Association in March. The programs are each 9 months in length and require 5 to 10 hours of your time each week to engage in mainly online coursework but also in person workshops. This information session will provide an overview of the two programs and answer questions about participation. Each program will be limited to 5 to 6 participants. Good writing skills will be a required for participation.
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Thursday, October 19th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH SERIES: RESEARCH STATEMENTS
Where: Room W3008, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Jordan will lead the presentation while Dr. Platz and Dr. Kirk will add their perspectives. The panel includes a basic scientist, a clinician scientist and a Public Health researcher:
  • Phillip Jordan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Elizabeth Platz, ScD, Chair, Department of Epidemiology
  • Gregory Kirk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Oncology
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Thursday, October 19th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CASUAL CONVERSATION: SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS WITH JESSICA TILGHMAN, PHD & MELISSA MILLER, PHD | SCIENCE OFFICERS @ RIPPLE EFFECT COMMUNICATIONS
Where: PCTB Classroom 113
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.
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Wednesday, October 25th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
CAREER CLINIC: PHD CAREER OPTIONS
Where: 1830 East Monument Building, Classroom 2-108
What can you do with your PhD? This workshop will highlight statistics on what careers Johns Hopkins alumni are in and what careers PhD scientists nationally have pursued. We will highlight what these careers involve and how you can gain skills. The workshop will include a career values activity that will help identify what is important to you when considering a career.
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Thursday, October 26th 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
PATENT LAW CAREER TRAINING SERIES: PATENT PROSECUTION AND LITIGATION
Where: 1830 East Monument Building, Bodian Conference Room (Rm. 2-202, Cell Bio Dep’t.)
Registration will open after first Patent Law Career Training Series workshop Oct. 10th.
Monday, October 30th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BME EDGE/BCI – LUNCH AND LEARN WITH APPLIED PHYSICS LAB (APL) SCIENTISTS
Where: Hackerman Hall Room 320, Homewood Campus
Our guests Dennis Smith and Tom Heffner, both Design Strategists at JHU APL, will be speaking on their career backgrounds, personal experiences in industry and how their career decisions brought them to APL. Their expertise revolves around design thinking/human centered design and they will be providing a brief overview of their group's methods for attacking a design problem. Questions are highly encouraged from the audience!
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Wednesday, November 1st 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
TELLING STORIES ABOUT SCIENCE WITH BRIAN MALOW, EARTH’S PREMIER SCIENCE COMEDIAN
Where: Location details and registration to be announced
Location details and registration to be announced.

Other Events

Monday, October 2nd 5:00 pm
MEP MEDICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FALL COURSE INFORMATION SESSION
Armstrong Medical Educational Building, 1st Floor, Wenz Cafe, Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus
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Monday, October 2nd 5:00 pm
EXPLORING GOVERNMENT CAREERS WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM NIH, CUSTOMS, FBI, AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Charles Commons C | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Monday, October 2nd 6:00 pm
TEACHING CAREERS AT K-12 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS WITH CARNEY SANDOE
Interviews to take place the next day at the Homewood Career Center
55 Gilman Hall | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Tuesday, October 3rd 4:30pm (discussion), 6:30pm (simulation)
CIA SIMULATION
Charles Commons A, C, and Barber | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Wednesday, October 4th 12:00 pm
PATHWAYS TO A FEDERAL CAREER WITH THE PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Featuring information about the Presidential Management Fellowship and new Cybersecurity fellowship
Sherwood Room, Levering Hall | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Wednesday, October 11th 12:30
CV TO RESUME WORKSHOP
Brody Learning Commons 4040 | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Wednesday, October 18th 5:30pm
INTERVIEWING BASICS WORKSHOP (DOCTORAL STUDENTS WELCOME)
Brody Learning Commons 4040 | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
Saturday, October 28th 1:00pm
LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (DOCTORAL STUDENTS WELCOME)
Garland Hall 389A | Hosted by the JHU Homewood Career Center
JOHNS HOPKINS TECHNOLOGY VENTURES (JHTV) EVENTS CALENDAR

National Opportunities and News

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Deadline is Oct. 3rd at 4pm
AAAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP
Deadline is November 1, 2017
Applications are being accepted for AAAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP.
Find more information here.
2017 American Society for Cell Biology EMBO Meeting
December 2-6, 2017