Digestive Disease Research Center

Career Development Program

A Career Development Workshop series was initiated in 2012 as part of the Vanderbilt DDRC enrichment program and is directed by Dr. Alyssa Hasty.  The goal of the series is to expand trainee's knowledge base and comfort level in dealing with the "non-science" aspects of a career in academic medicine.  The group meets on the thied Tuesday of every month during the academic year in a lunch-meeting format with invited guest speakers to discuss topics such as: networking, managing lab finances, using the interview process to select the right people for your lab, dealing with different personalities in the lab, getting manuscripts written in a timely manner, CV preparation, etc.

 This program is required for trainees of the Training Grant in Gastroenterolgy.  It is also recommended for basic and clinical scientists on the DDRC Career Development Track.  If you have any questions regarding our program, please contact Nikki Hirsch at nikki.hirsch@vanderbilt.edu or Alyssa Hasty at alyssa.hasty@vanderbilt.edu.

DDRC Career Development Calendar




October 2012

Preparing your CV for your future career

Alyssa Hasty

November 2012

The NIH Grant Process

Rick Peek, M.D., Naji Abumrad, M.D. and Jim Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D.

December 2012

How to Make a Career in Academic Medicine

John Newman, MD

January 2013

VICTR Resources

Tara Helmer, Research Services Consultant VICTR

February 2013

Faculty Tracks, Promotions and Recommendation Letters

Richard Peek, M.D.

March 2013

Short and Long Term Financial Management

Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D., Ruby Welch and Myra Harris

April 2013

DDRC Retreat

Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

September 17, 2013

Strategies for Efficient and Consistent Writing

Elizabeth Covington, Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt Writing Studio

October 15, 2013

Human Resources Basics

Julia King, Human Resources Consultant

November 19, 2013

Budget Preparation and Implementation for Clinical Research Projects

Tina Higginbotham, GI Clinical Research Manager

December 17, 2013

 Coordinating Big Science

Dan Roden, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

January 21, 2014

Innocence and Due Digilience in RCR

Jim Goldenring, Professor of Surgery

February 18, 2014

Platinum Rule for Assessing Your Work Style

Tammy Key, HR Organizational Effectiveness Consultant 

March 18, 2014

Managing Performance: Aligning Expectations

Julia King, Human Resources Consultant

April 14, 2014

DDRC Retreat

Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

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