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Digestive Disease Research Center

Academy of Investigators Program

An Academy of Ivestigators 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 Academy of Investigators Program Calendar

Date

Topic

Speaker

August 20, 2015

"Accountability and Integrity in Publication of Biomedical Research"

Elizabeth Heitman

September 24, 2015

 "What to Worry about and When"

Roy Zent (as part of Newman Society meeting)

October 27, 2015

"Workplace Workstyles"

Alyssa Hasty

November 17, 2015

"Statistical Analysis of your Biological Data sets"

Tatsuki Koyama and Alex Zhao

January 26, 2016

DDRC retreat

February 11, 2016

 "Alternative Grant Opportunities"

Susan Meyn, Kathy Gould, and Vivian Carmichael

March 3, 2016

 "Responding to Manuscript Reviews"

Translational Bridge Seminar

April 19, 2016

"Pathlink and the Synthetic Derivative"

Jodie Jackson

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