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Faculty Career Development Series

Career Development Series

The ITHS Career Development Series consist of monthly lectures and workshops designed to provide junior faculty and investigators with tools, a forum for discussion, and learning opportunities to help advance their careers.

Topics

Topics are selected based on an annual needs assessment.

Example topics include:

  • How to Write an NIH K Award
  • Making the Most of your Mentor Relationship
  • Mastering Public Speaking as a Researcher
  • Communicating your Findings Visually
  • What really happens in an NIH Study Review

Where can I find a CDS event?

ITHS partners with several UW campus and WWAMI regional partners to ensure we reach and engage the translational workforce with each series. CDS events occur across the main UW campus, in the UW Medicine South Lake Union building, and are often captured on video and edited for online distribution to our regional partners. Many of our offerings are also broadcast live as webinars to allow for flexible viewing opportunities. Check out the calendar for specific upcoming event topics and locations.

Upcoming and Past Events

Sep
21
Tue
When and How to Say No with Confidence @ Online Event
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description

In this session, we will explore a process of discernment that can be applied to deciding whether to accept invitations to take on additional work, assume new roles, participate in service activities, and other requests that require a yes or no response. We will discuss pressures and fears that lead some people to become overcommitted, considerations that should factor into the decision-making process, and tips on how to say no with confidence and grace.

Pre-Work

  1. Please bring a short list of things that you are currently committed to that you should have said “no” to when asked, and your ideas on specific barriers that prevented you from being able to decline the request.
  2. Please watch this short YouTube video on The Art of Saying NO.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify pressures and fears that contribute to a sense of obligation to say yes.
  2. Describe key factors that should be considered when deciding whether to accept requests to do more.
  3. Practice using definitive and graceful statements to communicate decisions.

Schedule of Activities

  • 12:00-12:05pm – Welcome/Introduction
  • 12:05-1:25pm – Presentation and Q&A
  • 1:25-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

About the Speaker

Dr. Mia Bertagnolli is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Advising (CTA) and Professor of Biology at Gonzaga University. She received her PhD in Biology in 1993 from the University of Utah and has spent her career at Gonzaga teaching undergraduate students and leading a research program focused on cellular adhesion and disease conditions that alter normal adhesive processes.

Over the last decade, Dr. Bertagnolli has assumed increasing levels of academic leadership at Gonzaga, serving as Chair of both the Biology Department and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and three years as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences before becoming the CTA Director last year. In all of these leadership roles, Dr. Bertagnolli has mentored colleagues and developed programs to support their professional development and foster diversity and inclusivity.

She is currently the Co-PI of an NSF ADVANCE Partnership grant focused on supporting the advancement and leadership development of mid-career women faculty in STEM fields through the formation of inter-institutional peer mentoring networks in the Northwest, Midwest and Southeast.

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Sep
29
Wed
Publish and Flourish: Tips for Writing and Submitting Your Manuscript @ Online Event
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description

In this session, tips will be provided for how to organize your thoughts as you begin to write a manuscript. Ethical responsibilities of authorship, choice of a journal, and ways to overcome writer’s block will be discussed. Next, strategies for organizing material within the article, and stylistic aspects of each section of the paper, will be addressed. Finally, the manuscript submission process will be explained.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. List two approaches for beginning to draft a manuscript
  2. Describe two ways in which the Results section of a manuscript differs from the Discussion section
  3. List three criteria to consider in choosing a journal for my manuscript

Schedule of Activities

  • 12:00-12:10pm (Pacific) – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
  • 12:10-1:25pm (Pacific) – Presentation and Q&A
  • 1:25-1:30pm (Pacific) – Thank You and Feedback Survey

About the Speaker

Kathryn (“Kay”) Meier, PhD currently serves as Interim Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She trained at the University of California San Diego, University of Wisconsin, and University of Washington, and held previous faculty appointments at the UW and at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Her research in cellular signal transduction, resulting in 87 peer-reviewed publications, has been funded by grants from NIH, NSF, DOD, Ferring Research Institute, and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Dr. Meier has been honored with awards for her efforts in mentoring and promoting STEM diversity.

At the national level, Dr. Meier serves as a reviewer for multiple government agencies (VA, DOD, NSF, NIH). With respect to professional societies, she is particularly active as a member of ASPET, where she has served as an officer in the Division of Molecular Pharmacology, member of the Board of Publication Trustees, Associate Editor for the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and currently as Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Pharmacology. She has also been active in the American Physiological Society (APS), serving on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology (Cell Physiology), and as a member of the APS Science Policy Committee. Dr. Meier is a Fellow of the APS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and is a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

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