Events

Five at Five Chalk Talk Series

August 29, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
OpenGrounds

Please join us for the August installment of our Five at Five Chalktalk Series.

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: OpenGrounds (on The Corner, by the intersection of University Ave and 14th street, same building as the Women's Center. ) 
When: 5:00 – 6:30pm
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, pleae email mhurst@virginia.edu!

Teaching with Technology Fair

August 21, 2014 |
11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Robertson Media Center, 3rd Floor of Clemons Library

Gain strategies for maximizing technology in your teaching & research, learn about available technologies & services for your courses, and exchange best practices with fellow instructors at workshops and demos!

 

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Registration is open to the 4th annual Teaching with Technology Fair for U.Va. faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students onThursday, August 21!

Gain strategies for maximizing technology in your teaching and research, learn about tech tools and resources for your courses, and engage in the exchange of ideas with fellow instructors at workshops and demos on topics like:

  • Big data
  • Digital Media Lab resources
  • Digital storytelling tools & techniques
  • Language apps, ipads, & more at ASCIT
  • Research data services
  • SHANTIs suite of technology tools
  • SIS (Student Information System) Advising
  • Technology-enabled classrooms
  • UVa Box & UVa software
  • UVaCollab's new features for fall
  • Video strategies & tools
  • And much more!

Keynote: John Alexander and Lindsey Hepler deliver the keynote address at 12 noon on Using Technology to Support Writing, Reflection, and Meaning Making.

Food: Lunch will be served at 11:30AM, and a capstone wine-and-cheese Welcome reception, sponsored by the University Library, will close the day’s events starting at 4PM.

Registration: Come for the entire afternoon, or just drop by for the sessions of most interest to you. Parking, lunch, and the reception are all included with your free registration, due by 5PM on Friday, Aug. 15.

Teaching with Technology 2014

Thursday, Aug. 21

11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Robertson Media Center, 3rd floor of Clemons Library

 

Lunch & Keynote: 12 noon, Clemons 201

Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Clemons 3rd floor

Free registration—due Friday, Aug. 15, at 5 pm

Website: http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/twt

 

TWT is brought to you by:

 

ASCITITSUniversity LibrarySCPS

SHANTITRC

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Financial Planning, Retirement, and Savings 101

August 14, 2014 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, 349

The Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsors a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

 

August 2014: Financial Planning, Retirement, and Savings 101

Presented by UVA Community Credit Union and Anne Broccoli, Director of UVA HR Benefits

Financial planning is an important part of achieving some of your most important goals like buying a home, sending your kids to college, saving for a retirement and protecting your family from a financial disaster. 

 

Join us as we discuss why it’s important to:

·         determine an investment allocation strategy that’s best for you and that you’re saving enough;

·         decide what should be done with your assets upon death;

·         ensure you have enough insurance protection; and,

·         check to see that you are fully using all of the benefits available to you through your employer.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates will be separated into groups during the presentation and discussions will be tailored to the specific needs of each type of postdoc.

 

Feel free to bring your lunch! Cookies and Tea will be provided.

Register in Advance!

New Postdoc Orientation

August 14, 2014 |
10:00 am to 11:30 am
New Cabell Hall, 504

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

Five at Five Chalk Talk Series

July 25, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Microbiology Library, 7th floor of Jordan Hall

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

 
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, just drop a note with your name into the Chalk Talks jar at the event!

RCR Retraining Session (Ethics)

July 14, 2014 |
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
BIMS Education Center (BEC), Room 1023, McKim Hall
Background:
The NIH requires retraining every four years for individuals appointed to training grants:  “Update on the Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research”  Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-019
"Instruction must be undertaken at least once during each career stage, and at a frequency of no less than once every four years."  The NIH has contacted a few trainees with specific requests for documentation of their retraining and asked for specific details in our training grant renewal applications.
 
Solution:
Repeating the Research Ethics course (BIMS 7100) seems onerous.  RCR cannot be online-only and must include faculty participants.  Consequently, we will run a session “RCR retraining” course:  RCR Retraining
Monday, July 14th 2-5 pm Location:  BIMS Education Center (BEC), Room 1023, McKim Hall, School of Medicine.  There are no documented acceptable alternatives at UVa at this time.  Depending on conflicts and levels of participation, we may try to schedule a second session.
 
Needed action:
1)      Please RSVP to Jane Cornelius jcc5k@virginia.edu.  She will enter your reply into a database so that there is a permanent record of your participation.  This should benefit both you (reduced queries) and the TG PIs (comprehensive list).
2)      Please mark your calendar for Mon.  July 14th  2 pm,  for timely arrival and participation.
 
Disclaimer:
This note was sent under the presumption that you have completed RCR training (BIMS 7100 or equivalent).  The retraining session is neither intended to nor will suffice to replace our Research Ethics course.  

Becoming a Reviewer for the Journal of Emerging Investigators

July 10, 2014 |
10:00 am to 11:00 am
BIMS Education Center, McKim Hall
McKim Hall BIMS Education Center

Sarah Fankhauser, PhD will be visiting UVA on Thursday, July 10th, at 10AM in McKim Hall BIMS Education Center to speak to us about an exciting opportunity to become involved with the review and editing process for the Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI).

Read more about the Journal of Emerging Investigators here

JEI is an open-access journal that publishes original research in the biological and physical sciences that is written by middle and high school students.  The journal was created by graduate students at Harvard University to promote hypothesis-based science at the middle- and high-school levels and to encourage young scientists to begin sharing and publishing their scientific findings at an early age.  Most articles come from class-room based projects, science fairs, and other forms of mentor-based independent research.  

Sarah is visiting from Emory University (currently working with Joanna Goldberg, former MIC faculty) to share more information about JEI, to recruit new reviewers for manuscripts, and to potentially find ways to incorporate JEI into already existing outreach opportunities at UVA.

So what's in it for Grad Students/Post-Docs?

Graduate students and post-docs will gain experience mentoring the next generation of scientists while honing in on their science communication skills to a variety of audiences.  Further, volunteer experience gained as a JEI reviewer can help fulfill the NSF volunteer/outreach requirement and can be documented on CVs.

We hope that you can join us for this short informational session!  This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the review and editing process, and a fantastic way to engage with the next generation of scientists!

 

Five at Five Chalk Talk Series

June 27, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
OpenGrounds

Please join us for the July installment of our Five at Five Chalktalk series at Opengrounds.

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: OpenGrounds (on The Corner, by the intersection of University Ave and 14th street, same building as the Women's Center. ) *July location TBD.
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, just drop a note with your name into the Chalk Talks jar at the event!

Chalk Talk/Happy Hour

May 30, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
OpenGrounds

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: OpenGrounds (on The Corner, by the intersection of University Ave and 14th street, same building as the Women's Center. )
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, just drop a note with your name into the Chalk Talks jar at the event!

NIH Annual Career Symposium

May 16, 2014 |
8:45 am to 6:00 pm
NIH- Natcher Conference Center, Building 45

7TH ANNUAL NIH CAREER SYMPOSIUM

The 7th Annual NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available toyour generation of biomedical researchers.  Whether you are a new graduate student,  postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you.

We invite any postdoc, clinical fellow or PhD-level graduate student to join us, regardless if you are part of the NIH intramural program or not.

Wondering what the Career Symposium is all about?  Check out past events here

Registration will open in April 2014

https://www.training.nih.gov/events/view/_2/1196/7th_Annual_NIH_Career_S...

Annual Postdoc Research Symposium

May 2, 2014 |
9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Newcomb (Various Rooms)

 The Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs invite you to the

UVa POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH DAY

Friday, May 2, 2014

9:30 am - 6pm

Schedule of Events

May 2, 2014

Newcomb Hall, Various Rooms

 

9:30am: Registration and Coffee, Newcomb Hall Lobby

10:00 – Noon: Oral Presentations by 8 postdoctoral scholars, Newcomb South Meeting Room

Fields represented: Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Education, Engineering, and Pharmacology

Noon – 12:45: Lunch and Networking (Boxed lunch provided, please RSVP) Newcomb Gallery

12:45-2:00pm: Career Panel Discussion, Newcomb South Meeting Room

Panelists:

Mike McConnell - Asst. Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UVA

Tajie Harris - Asst. Professor, Neuroscience, UVA

Jessica Salvatore - Asst. Professor, Psychology, Sweet Briar College

Josh Mauldin - Licensing Associate, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group

Lydia Killos - Analyst, Communitas Consulting, Charlottesville (social sciences) 

Jason Berndt - Associate Editor, Science Signaling

2:00-3:00pm: Recruiter and Core Facility Fair, Newcomb Ballroom

3:00-5:00pm: Poster Sessions, Newcomb Ballroom

5:00-6:30pm: Reception and Awards, Newcomb Gallery

 

The online registration deadline has passed (as of Wednesday, April 30)!

Please contact Melissa Hurst at mhurst@virginia.edu if you would like to attend.

 

Chalk Talk/Happy Hour

April 25, 2014 |
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
OpenGrounds

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: OpenGrounds (on The Corner, by the intersection of University Ave and 14th street, same building as the Women's Center. ) *July location TBD.
When: 4:00 – 5:30pm
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, just drop a note with your name into the Chalk Talks jar at the event!

Successful NIH Electronic Proposal Submission

April 22, 2014 |
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Jordan Hall Conference Center Room 2ABC

 

Successful NIH Electronic Proposal Submission

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (part 1) and

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (part 2)

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., each day

Room 2ABC

Jordan Hall Conference Center

 

Presented by

Angela G. Sherman, CRA

Manager of Sponsored Projects Administration, School of Medicine

John S. Lazo, PhD

Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Basic Research (day 1)

Beverly B. Van Ausdal

Assistant Director of Grants, Office of Grants & Contracts (day 2)

 

Description: This two-day program will help faculty and staff improve their chances of success in obtaining research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by submitting well written, administratively correct proposals.  By the end of the training, participants will be able to describe how to submit a beautifully prepared proposal to NIH and will be able to outline the federal granting landscape and how UVa processes fit into it.  In Part 1, The Federal Grants Landscape, Peer Review and Scoring, and Grantsmanship, participants will explore the overall federal grants landscape, electronic proposal submission, UVa structure and resources, the NIH Peer Review Process and Scoring, and some tips on grantsmanship.  Part 2, The SF424 Electronic Proposal Package, will focus on the nuts and bolts of assembling the SF424 proposal package including how to prepare a budget, fill out a Proposal Approval form, and maintain version control of the package. Interested faculty/staff may elect to attend either one, or both of these sessions; separate registration is required for each part/day of the workshop. (2 CME credits/session; 4 CME credits total)

 

Registration/Information: This program is free of charge but ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so that we have sufficient materials for all participants.  

 

Please register at: https://cmetracker.net/UVACME/Catalog?sessiontype=Faculty+Leadership

 

Questions? Please contact Ashley Ayers, Faculty Leadership Programs (phone: 924-8497; email: ala5t@virginia.edu).

 

Accreditation: The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2-4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, depending upon whether the participant attends one or both of these sessions. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards one hour of participation credit per hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at www.cmevillage.com (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).

 

Preserving and Sharing Data: Best Practices and requirements for selecting a data sharing repository: Data Management Consulting Group Workshop Series

April 15, 2014 |
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Please Register Here
You’ve finished your project, and need to find a location to store or share your data.  We’ll look at the best practices and requirements for selecting an appropriate data sharing repository.  You’ll learn about the repository registries, how to search them for available options for your data and what you will need to deposit it in them.  We’ll also show you how to create your own repository on the Dataverse Network if none of the existing repositories are appropriate.

Introduction to Negotiation

April 10, 2014 |
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room

April 10, 2014 | 3:30 pm Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room Hesitant or afraid to negotiate? Or a master of the bazaar? This workshop aims to provide an introduction to negotiation skills by providing lessons from research and practitioners to participants of all backgrounds. Whether you are planning to negotiate your first job offer, buy a few things on craigslist, drive a new car off the lot, or just figure out where to go to dinner, we will walk through some of the basic concepts and strategies in decision making and negotiation before stepping into a live simulated negotiation. A short debriefing and discussion will aim to give you the tools to feel more confident deciding when to negotiate and how to do so. No experience required, and all are welcome!

3:30-5:00pm Refreshments Served.

 

Registration Full. Please email mhurst@virginia.edu to get on the waitlist.

 

Finding and Acquiring Data: Discovering data from library and non-library sources: Data Management Consulting Group Workshop Series

April 1, 2014 |
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Please Register Here
You’re looking for data for your project: where do you find it and how do you acquire it?  You’ll learn how to identify potential sources of data, locate the data you need, and how to gain access to it.  We’ll explore the library’s collections and subscriptions, in addition to data residing in repositories that can be identified by data citations and article references.

Intro to Designing and Building Databases: Data Management Consulting Group Workshop Series

March 27, 2014 |
10:00 am to 11:30 am
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Please Register Here
When data gets too unwieldy for storage in basic text files or spreadsheets, databases may be a good solution. This workshop will cover database fundamentals and guide you through the three steps of database design. Additionally, during this session we will give you hands-on opportunity to create a database using Microsoft Access. No prior experience with databases or database software is required.

 

Communicating Science Workshop

March 21, 2014 |
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room

This interactive workshop by the AAAS will focus on developing research messages for and interacting with public audiences, hands-on practice and peer critique, and resources for communicating more broadly. 

15 Seats offered to Postdocs on a first-signup, first-served basis

Pre-registration required.

Communicating Science and Engaging the Public Plenary Session

March 20, 2014 |
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Minor Hall, Room 125

This seminar by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will address why researcher involvement in public communication of science is valuable, share some science communication tips and resources, and discuss how to find outreach opportunities. 

Register Today!

Data Documentation and Metadata: Data Management Consulting Group Workshop Series

March 18, 2014 |
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Please Register Here
A critical part of making data usable and shareable is to ensure they can be understood and interpreted by others. This requires clear and detailed data description, annotation and contextual information. In addition, you will need to retain details about your data collection and methodology at least until the end of your project. Data documentation and metadata is a vital part of managing your research data that needs to be done throughout the project, not just at the end. Come learn and explore tools like Colectica, Nesstar, Morpho, and iPhoto that will help you document your data while you collect and analyze it.

Career Development CVRC Seminar Series:Career Options: Food and Drug Administration

March 12, 2014 |
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
MR5 1005

The Career Development seminar series/course is designed to provide the information in your development as an independent researcher/faculty member that you never hear elsewhere. Over the series we will review a variety of topics designed to aid in a successful transition from being a trainee to a young independent scientist. This course is held on select Wednesdays at 11:00 AM in MR5 1005. For more information, contact Will Richardson (wjr2n@virginia.edu), Sam Fielden (swfielden@virginia.edu) or Steven Griffith (sdg5ka@virginia.edu).

Managing Collaborations with Collaboration Management Systems: UVa Box, UVa Collab, Google Docs & Google Drive: Data Management Consulting Group Workshop Series

March 6, 2014 |
10:00 am to 11:30 am
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Please Register Here
Much research is done collaboratively — between colleagues, graduate students, and fellow researchers at UVa and across institutions.  We’ll look at tools to facilitate and manage research collaborations.  Do you need a ‘static’ tool that provides safe and secure file sharing, a ‘dynamic’ tool that will allow interactive editing of documents, or tool that will allow virtual face-to-face discussions and presentations?  You probably want a system that includes all of these components.  We’ll look at what is available from the University, and some of the openly available options.

Planning for Data Management:Data Management Consulting Group Workshop Series

February 26, 2014 |
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Please Register Here
What’s your plan for managing the data from your current and proposed research projects? Join us for a data management planning workshop designed to help researchers start thinking about questions such as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use?  What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data? Will your data be restricted or fully open? We will cover critical components of data management planning, introduce you to available resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan.  We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

Career Development CVRC Seminar Series:Interviewing & Negotiating for a Faculty Position

February 26, 2014 |
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
MR5 1005

The Career Development seminar series/course is designed to provide the information in your development as an independent researcher/faculty member that you never hear elsewhere. Over the series we will review a variety of topics designed to aid in a successful transition from being a trainee to a young independent scientist. This course is held on select Wednesdays at 11:00 AM in MR5 1005. For more information, contact Will Richardson (wjr2n@virginia.edu), Sam Fielden (swfielden@virginia.edu) or Steven Griffith (sdg5ka@virginia.edu).

GBS Career Panel & Reception

February 25, 2014 |
3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Claude Moore Medical Education Building Auditorium (MEB, Room 3110)

Are you struggling to decide which biomedical career path is best for you?  If you have chosen a career path already, do you want to know what it takes to get there?  Did you enjoy attending Dr. Mike Stadnisky's seminar in the Fall, i.e. hearing real advice from a BIMS alumnus?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, please join us for our annual GBS Career Panel & Reception!  This year's career panel will take place on Tuesday, February 25th from 3:30-6PM in the Claude Moore Medical Education Building Auditorium (MEB, Room 3110).

 

The event will consist of a 1.5-hour Q&A/discussion with several panelists representing the biomedical science career paths YOU were most interested in learning about, including biotechnology & entrepreneurship, medical microbiology/immunology & molecular diagnostics, science policy, government, clinical trials, academic research, consulting, and more!  Dr. Melissa Hurst, the Director of Graduate Career Development at UVA, will moderate the event.  Additionally, the panel Q&A will be followed by a 1-hour informal networking reception.

 

Many of the panelists featured are UVA BIMS alumni.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get your questions answered and learn how you can apply your PhD!  Please RSVP to secure a spot and refreshments using the following survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F6K5PXB.  Do not miss out!

 

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