September 18-22 | MCW | MCW Postdoc Appreciation Week Events (PDF)
October 9 | Medical Education Building (MEB), Alumni Center | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenter: Amina Ahmed
Spotlight on Science "Self-Awareness: Seeing Yourself Beyond your Degree"
September 25 | Medical Education Building (MEB), Alumni Center | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenter: Beverly Hutcherson, Outreach and Communications Manager for Diversity and Inclusion | University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Gain a deeper understanding of empathy
- Increase awareness of one's self
- Learn tips, tools and strategies that will increase skills in effective communication
Spotlight on Science "Peer Review, Overview and Challenge Questions"
October 23 | Medical Education Building (MEB), Alumni Center | 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Presenters: Dara Frank, PhD, and Ravi Misra, PhD
Writing research papers and reviewing manuscripts and grants are essential activities in the scientific process. But authors and peer reviewers constantly face ethical issues for which they need to be prepared. A one hour session, coordinated with a subsequent one-hour, faculty led-small group discussion with your trainees to address selected case studies on this topic. Possible case studies are attached and will be discussed prior to the October 23 session, maybe 2/3. These twice-yearly workshops provide four hours of refresher RCR training for our training grant (T32 and TL1) and individual fellowship (F) trainees. Note, to be NIH compliant, trainees must attend both the didactic session lead by a content expert and a faculty led-small group session.
RSVP to Paris Eason at email@example.com
Intellectual Property Development at MCW – the Road More Travelled
November 13 | Health Research Center (HRC), Auditorium (H1400) | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenters: Margaret Ramey (5 minutes on Winter SBIR program), and Edward Diehl
Description: The Office of Technology Development supports MCW faculty, staff and students by protecting and promoting their innovations. Assets are usually drugs, diagnostics and imaging, medical devices, or medical software, but also include research reagents (from buffers to antibodies). Awareness of our office and its role are critical in the continued growth of MCW as an educational and research institution.
- Define the purpose of the MCW Office of Technology Development
- Describe procedures utilized by the Office
- Explain to others how to disclose an idea and work with the Office
Spotlight on Science "Enhancing your Career with Scientific Outreach"
Presenters: Jessica Olson, PhD, MPH; Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Equity Chair, Women in Science Series and Tim Sobotka, Educational Outreach Manager, Office of Communications, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Description: A discussion on the different strategies to leverage expertise as a researcher to educate, inspire, and learn from the community. We will share stories from our own experience as faculty and staff at MCW and provide both resources and opportunities currently available in scientific outreach.
- learn the difference between volunteering, scientific outreach, and community-based participatory research
- Identify resources and opportunities to be involved
- Empower participants to take action and incorporate scientific outreach into their research career
17th Annual Postdoc Holiday Party
December 15 | Alumni Center | 5:00-9:00 pm
View event flyer (PDF) | RSVP to attend
Scientific Writing-hands on Writing Workshop
January 8 | Alumni Center | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenter: Suzann Gardner
Applying a Science Background to a Nonacademic Career
January 22 | Alumni Center | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenter: Greta Johnson, Wisconsin Grassroots Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Advocacy Network
Spotlight on Science "Science policy: What it is and why it's important to graduate student and postdoc professional development"
March 26 | Alumni Center | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
- Samantha Anderson, Graduate student, Co-president of Catalysts for Science Policy (CaSP), UW-Madison chapter of the National Science Policy Group (NSPG)
- Caitlin Warlick-Short, Graduate student, Co-President of Catalysts for Science Policy (CaSP)
- Grant Hisao, Postdoctoral member of Catalysts for Science Policy (CaSP)
Grammar Foundations Course | Grammar Writing Course
March 28- May 2 | Meets every Wednesday, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Cost: $30 (includes a textbook and all materials)
Description: This course will provide basic grammar and writing instruction. It is intended for anyone requiring a refresher in grammar and/or whose first language is not English.
Maximum registration: 30
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Scientific Writing Course
Cost: $30 (includes a textbook and all materials)
Description: This course will aid and instruct how to improve scientific writing of all types to include: manuscript, abstract and grant writing.
More details on schedule and registration soon!