​Professional Development Programming

DBBS and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offer a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the academic year. Topics include soft skills, communication skills, as well as information sessions on how to find funding and postdoctoral positions. See below for upcoming events in this category. See the Career and Professional Development Events Calendar for all events.  

Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback (webinar)
Friday, September 1, 2017, 11:30 am (online)
Register & more info:

Storytelling for Scientists

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 12 pm, Schwarz Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5469

Using Electronic Lab Notebooks
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2 pm, Holden Auditorium

Spring 2017

January 2017

Using Mentoring and Individual Development Plans
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, 3:30 pm, Wohl Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4963 
Prepping for the Career Fair + SLAMs

Multiple dates and times: Jan. 20-Jan. 24 (Danforth Campus)
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, 6 pm, Danforth Campus, Danforth University Center, Tisch Commons


February 2017

Searching OVID Medline
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 2 pm, FLTC 602
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5206 

Graduate Research Symposium Poster Session Preparation (Grad Students Only)
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 12 pm, Liberman Graduate Center, DUC 300 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5196 

New Grant-Writing Tools for R and K Mechanisms (Postdocs Only)
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2017, 12 pm, Schwarz Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5006

Discovering Your Strengths (Grad Students Only)
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, 4 pm, Liberman Graduate Center, DUC 300 (Danforth Campus)

Selecting a Journal for Publication
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 12:30 pm, FLTC 214

March 2017
How to Create Powerful Search Materials: CVs, Resumes, Cover Letters
Tuesday, March 7 (Medical  Campus), Wednesday, March 8 (Danforth Campus) 
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5136

Networking Workshop
Tuesday, March 14 (Medical Campus), Wednesday, March 15 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5138 

Interview & Negotiate Like a Pro
Tuesday, March 21 (Medical Campus), Wednesday, March 22 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5140

Increasing Student Engagement Among Peers (Grad Students Only)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4, pm, Liberman Graudate Center, DUC 300 (Danforth Campus)
More info:

Opportunites for Ph.D.s Beyond the Research Professoriate
Tuesday, March 28 (Medical Campus), Wednesday, March 29 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5142

Fall 2016

September 2016 

What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoc Position
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 12 pm, Holden Auditorium
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4684 

Citations & Opportunites for Graduate Students*
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 1 pm, Erlanger Auditorium
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4683 

How to Keep a Good Research Notebook*
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016, 1 pm, Erlanger Auditorium
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4677 
Communicating Science 2016 Symposium
Monday, Sept. 26-Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, EPNEC
Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop*
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 1 pm, Erlanger Auditorium

October 2016

Grant Resources for STEM
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth Campus
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4669 

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 1 pm, Holden Auditorium
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4824  

November 2016

8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get a Fellowship Grant
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 1 pm, Holden Auditorium
Versatile PhD Workshop: Session 1
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth Campus

Versatile PhD Workshop: Session 2
Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth CampusNov. 10, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth Campus

December 2016

NIH Peer Review Briefing for Basic Research Applicants and Reviewers
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 1 pm, Cori Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4851

Research: What's Leadership Got to Do with It?
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 3:30 pm, Wohl Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4916

The NINDS Diversity Career Development K22 Award: Tips for Preparing Your Application (Webinar for Postdocs)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 2 pm, online

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