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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

Jan
25
Mon
Specific Aims: Steps to Success @ On-Line Event
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Description

The Specific Aims page is a concise master plan for your research grant, and is one of the most important components of a grant proposal. In this session, participants will learn how to write each of the four critical sections of a Specific Aims page.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the critical sections of a specific aims page
  2. List the important components of each specific aims section
  3. Name the most common reviewer critiques of specific aims pages

Schedule of Activities

  • 2:00-2:05pm – Welcome/Introduction/ITHS overview
  • 2:05-3:05pm – Presentation and Q&A
  • 3:05-3:15pm – Closing/Thank You/Feedback Survey

Pre-Work

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Specific Aims page from a grant proposal they have written, if available.  If not, sample Specific Aims pages will be provided. There will be an opportunity to either self-assess these Specific Aims pages or pair up with another attendee to assess each others’ Specific Aims pages for the critical components, and identify areas for improvement.

About the Speaker

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) and a seasoned researcher with a focus on implementation of evidence-based interventions into diverse primary care clinical settings. As either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on grants funded by federal agencies, foundations, and non-profit organizations, she has developed and applied her quantitative and qualitative research skills in diverse projects involving partnerships with community-based clinicians and clinical organizations. She currently serves as Senior Advisor for the Community Engagement Program within the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS).

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Jan
27
Wed
Grant Writing Nuggets @ On-Line Event
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:05 pm

Description

This session will discuss grant writing skills through a focus on proposal preparation, writing strategies, and pre-proposal timeline. At the end of the session, attendees will have acquired strategies for preparing and submitting a proposal.

Schedule of activities

  • 1:00-1:03pm – Welcome/Introduction
  • 1:03-2:03pm – Presentation and Q&A
  • 2:03-2:05pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the four main components of proposal preparation
  • List three strategies to strengthen writing approaches for a grant proposal
  • Describe the three phases of a proposal pre-submission timeline

About the speaker

Dr. Nora DisisNora Disis, MD
Associate Dean, Translational Science
University of Washington School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Helen B. Slonaker Endowed Professor for Cancer Research
University of Washington
Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Nora Disis is the Director of UW Medicine’s Cancer Vaccine Institute. Her research interest is in the discovery of new molecular immunologic targets in solid tumors for the development of vaccine and cellular therapy for the treatment and prevention of common malignancies. In addition, her group evaluates the use of the immune system to aid in the diagnosis of cancer and develops novel assays and approaches to quantitate and characterize human immunity. She holds several patents in the field of targeted cancer immunotherapy and immune-based diagnostics.

Dr. Disis is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. She holds a leadership award from the Komen for the Cure Foundation and is an American Cancer Society Clinical Professor. Dr. Disis is the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Oncology.

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Feb
24
Wed
An Editor’s View on Publishing a Paper @ On-Line Event
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:05 pm

Description

A journal editor will review the most common reasons for a paper to be rejected and how to avoid those pitfalls.

Schedule of activities

  • 12:00-12:03pm – Welcome/Introduction
  • 12:03-1:03pm – Presentation and Q&A
  • 1:03-1:05pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major reasons papers are rejected.
  • Describe the 4 major questions every paper should answer.
  • Determine the elements that make a successful paper submission.

About the speaker

Dr. Nora DisisNora Disis, MD
Associate Dean, Translational Science
University of Washington School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Helen B. Slonaker Endowed Professor for Cancer Research
University of Washington
Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Nora Disis is the Director of UW Medicine’s Cancer Vaccine Institute. Her research interest is in the discovery of new molecular immunologic targets in solid tumors for the development of vaccine and cellular therapy for the treatment and prevention of common malignancies. In addition, her group evaluates the use of the immune system to aid in the diagnosis of cancer and develops novel assays and approaches to quantitate and characterize human immunity. She holds several patents in the field of targeted cancer immunotherapy and immune-based diagnostics.

Dr. Disis is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. She holds a leadership award from the Komen for the Cure Foundation and is an American Cancer Society Clinical Professor. Dr. Disis is the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Oncology.

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