The National Research Mentoring Network continues to work with scientific society partners to organize and produce webinars and online events for members from across career stages in biomedical research. Read on to learn about a just a few of the online NRMN events in store for the year 2017 (more to be announced!).
January 24th – Building Your Own Research Program hosted by iBiology
The main goal of this Hangout is to discuss strategies to help trainees interested in becoming principal investigators (PIs) build their own research programs. The primary audience for this Q&A is postdocs, but the discussion will also touch upon what graduate students can do to make sure they are on track to eventually make the leap to research independence.
The intended audience for the Hangout are primarily postdocs and senior graduate students.
March 8th – Helping Hands: Finding and Maintaining Mentorships within the Biophysical Community hosted by the Biophysical Society
In celebration of Biophysics Week, join the Biophysical Society and the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) for this special webinar that will discuss the key role mentoring plays in helping scientists advance at all levels of their career, the challenges and importance of finding a mentor within the biophysical community, the role of mentoring in advancing opportunities for underrepresented scientists, as well as the opportunities to become or find a mentor through NRMN.
Guests for this webinar include, Dr. Harlan Jones, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Haribabu Arthanari, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Jody Puglisi, Stanford University, and Dr. Yadilette Rivera-Colón, Bay Path University.
Starting in March: The Grad School Application Process with the AAMC GREAT Group
Join NRMN and the AAMC GREAT Group for a second season of this webinar series that explores what undergraduate students and their advisors should know about approaching the grad school application process. This year’s webisodes will include (exact dates to be announced later this year):
March – *NEW* Advice for Advisors – The series will begin with a special episode geared at advisors of undergraduate students, who are encouraged to invite their students to tune in for the subsequent sessions.
Late May/early June – Grad School Application Timeline & Tips
September – The Personal Statement
November – The Interview Process
Spring (date TBD) Scientific Storytelling and the Grant Proposal Drafting Process
NRMN Principal Investigator Rafael Luna, PhD, reviews the art of Scientific Storytelling, and discusses how to apply these principles to one’s approach to writing grant proposals.