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




September 9, 2014

    Your Professional Identity:   Networking is the Common Thread

Alyssa Hasty

October 16, 2014

 Getting a Job in Academia

Dr. William Cooper, (Translational Bridge)

November 18, 2014

VICTR Resources

Tara Helmer, Research Services Consultant VICTR

December 16, 2014

The NIH Grant Process

Richard Peek, Naji Abumrad and Jim Goldenring

January 29, 2015

Top 10 Writing Mistakes

Ms. Hope Lafferty (Translational Bridge)

February 17, 2015

Statistical Analysis of your Biological Data sets

Tatsuki Koyama and Alex Zhao

March 12, 2015

Conflict of Interest: The Pros and Cons of Industry Funding

Dr. Katherine Hartmann and Panel (Newman Society)

April 28, 2015

DDRC Retreat

Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

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