Posts Tagged ‘Workshop’

Vollum Career Development Workshop: Writing a Grant, Feb. 19

Thinking of applying for your first grant? Or perhaps you’d just like to polish your grant writing skills. If so, we encourage you to join us at the next Vollum Career Development Workshop: “Writing a Grant,” led by Vivek Unni, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, and Bill Skach, M.D., professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Our presenters will discuss strategies and give tips on how to improve your chances of getting … Read More

Vollum Career Development Workshop: Writing a Scientific Manuscript, Feb. 12

When it comes to writing scientific papers, the varying formats, restrictions and requirements can make the whole process seem tedious. This workshop, led by Gary Westbrook, M.D., senior scientist and co-director of the Vollum Institute, will provide tips and techniques that will help you write clearly and concisely. Dr. Westbrook will cover everything from abstracts to discussions, from figures to dealing with editors. So come join us Tuesday, February 12 at 4 p.m. in the Vollum Institute … Read More

Vollum Career Development Workshop: Giving a Seminar, Feb. 5

In academia, sometimes you’re so busy gathering data that your communication skills are ignored. But even if you’re conducting research worthy of the Nobel, you will be severely handicapped if you can’t communicate effectively. This workshop  was developed with the aim of helping you to improve your presentation and seminar-leading abilities. Co-presenters Gary Westbrook, M.D., Senior Scientist and Co-Director of the Vollum Institute, and Craig Jahr, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the Vollum, will discuss strategies and give … Read More

NRSA Applications: Critical Administrative Tools, Feb. 22

If you’re planning to apply for an NIH pre- or post-doctoral fellowship this April, we encourage you to attend this informal brown bag session with Research Grants and Contracts, OHSU’s pre-award office. Experienced grants analysts will walk you through a sample application and answer questions you have about the application process. When: February 22, 2013 from 12 to 1 p.m. Where: Vollum Institute, room M1443 Please RSVP to

Vollum Career Development Workshop: Choosing your Mentor, Jan. 29

Are you looking for a mentor? Worried about authorship? Unsure about how to approach a prospective mentor? This workshop is geared towards helping both pre-docs and postdocs find a mentor that’s a good fit. Allison Fryer, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Medicine, will impart her knowledge about forming positive and productive mentor relationships. The workshop will start at 4 p.m., January 29, in the Vollum Institute Auditorium, room … Read More

Planning your research career – UCSF’s Bill Lindstaedt, Director of Career Services, Jan. 22

Wondering how to prepare for faculty job applications? Thinking about pursuing a job in industry but don’t know how to go about it? Not sure what you want to do with your life? Find these and other answers at “Planning Your Career,” a talk by Bill Lindstaedt, M.S., Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of California, San Francisco. He will talk about career paths, strategies,and other practical tips for sorting out … Read More

Vollum Career Development Workshop: Choosing a Research Project, Jan. 15

Come join us for the next workshop in the 2013 Vollum Career Development series taking place Tuesday, January 15 at 4 p.m. in the Vollum Institute Auditorium, room M1441. David Dawson, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology will discuss strategies pertinent to aspiring young investigators trying to develop a research project, and who are looking to get a leg up on the competition. Postdocs, grad students, and others interested in these topics are welcome and … Read More

Career Development Workshop: A Ph.D. is Not Enough, Jan. 8

Join us for the first of the 2013 Vollum Career Development Workshops on Tuesday, January 8 at 4 p.m. in Vollum M1441. Tom Soderling, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Vollum Institute, will discuss topics that are critical to being a scientist, but are not taught as part of a Ph.D. or postdoctoral training program. Topics include how to choose the best mentors, the importance of finding balance, and defining what success means to you personally. Postdocs, grad … Read More

Clinical Research Coordinator Training, Jan. 16 & 17

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is sponsoring the next Quarterly Clinical Research Coordinator Training Workshop on January 16 & 17, 2013. This free workshop is designed to provide a basic framework of the role and responsibilities of the research coordinator, the regulatory and policy requirements for appropriate conduct of clinical research at OHSU, and tools to assist coordinators to successfully perform their role. It is open to all OHSU employees. Registration is … Read More

Right Brain Workout: Harness the power of creative thinking through play!

“Creativity is, by its nature, propulsion” – Robert J. Sternberg, Ph.D. Featuring activities promoting right brain activity, the Right Brain Workout series offers a positive, supportive, respectful, and fun atmosphere to stimulate your mind and enhance your problem solving skills. Each series consists of three 90-minute sessions where you can utilize the time and space to develop your ideas by exploring your creative side. This series of is offered twice per year at no cost to … Read More

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