AAI Education Committee and AAI Committee on the Status of Women: Careers in Science Roundtable

06 May 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

AAI Education Committee and AAI Committee on the Status of Women: Careers in Science Roundtable

Laura A. Solt, Scripps Res. Inst.; AAI Committee on the Status of Women Chair

At this popular session, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with experienced scientists to explore specific career issues important to men and women in science today. Gain insights into issues you are confronting in your own careers. Topics include international opportunities in science, succeeding in graduate school, participating in NIH Study Sections, considerations for scientists in M.D.-Ph.D. careers, and exciting careers outside of the bench. There are also table discussions on navigating work-life issues, such as balancing careers with family and transitioning from specific career stages, that may be relevant to any work environment (academic research, biotech industry, governmental agencies, non-profit). Don’t miss this great networking opportunity! Registration Fee: $30 (Lunch included.)

Discussion topics and table leaders:

  • Research Careers in Academia
    • Succeeding in Graduate School
      Table Leaders: Janice Blum, Indiana Univ. Sch. of Med.; Charlotte M. Vines, Border Biomedical Research Ctr.
    • Graduate Student to Postdoc: finding a postdoc, interviewing
      Table Leaders: Ann Griffith, Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr., Houston; Anthony Rongvaux, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Res. Ctr.; Olivera J. Finn, Univ. of Pittsburgh Sch. of Med.; Malini Raghavan, Univ. of Michigan Med. Sch.; Susan Kovats, Oklahoma Med. Res. Fndn.; Laura A. Solt, Scripps Res. Inst.
    • Postdoc to PI
      • Government Research Institutions
        Table Leaders: Charles E. Egwuagu, NEI, NIH; Crystal L. Loving, USDA
      • Medical Schools
        Table Leaders: Madeleine W. Cunningham, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.; Lauren A. Zenewicz, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.; Lyse A. Norian, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham; Yina H. Huang, Geisel Sch. of Med. Dartmouth Col.
      • Undergraduate Institutions
        Table Leaders: Jennifer Manilay, Univ. of California, Merced; Crystal Walline, Univ. of North Carolina, Pembroke; Penny E. Shockett, Southeastern Louisiana Univ.; Jennifer A. Punt, Univ. of Pennsylvania
    • New PI:
      • Recruiting Students and Postdocs
        Table Leaders: Marlene Bouvier, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Dan J. Carr, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.
      • Preparing for Promotion
        Table Leaders: Allan J. Zajac, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham; Lisa K. Denzin, Child Health Inst. of New Jersey, Rutgers
    • Negotiating an Academic Position
      Table Leaders: William R. Green, Geisel Sch. of Med. Dartmouth; Marion Pepper, Univ. of Washington
    • Mentoring Effectively
      Table Leaders: Heth R. Turnquist, Univ. of Pittsburgh Sch. of Med.; Laura Santambrogio, Albert Einstein Col. of Med.; K. Scott Weber, Brigham Young Univ.
    • How to Build a Network for Postdocs
      Table Leaders: Gudrun Debes, Thomas Jefferson Univ.; Bao Vuong, City Univ. of New York
    • Networking Skills for PIs
      Table Leaders: Lawrence P. Kane, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Laurie E. Harrington, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Career and Family: balancing parenthood and career; the dual career couple
    Table Leaders: Gail A. Bishop, Univ. of Iowa; Michelle A. Swanson-Mungerson, Midwestern Univ. Chicago Col. of Osteopathic Med.; Paula M. Lutz, Univ. of Wyoming
  • Careers in Biotech and Industry: moving from academia to industry and vice versa
    Table Leaders: Hilario Ramos, Molecular Templates; Mandy J. McGeachy, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Shannon J. Turley, Genentech; Robert Balderas, BD Biosciences; David J. DiLillo, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Jacqueline M. McBride, Genentech; Catherine J. McMahan, Aptevo Therapeutics; Stephen T. Haley, Immudex; Kerry A. Casey, MedImmune; Jane A. Gross, Aptevo Therapeutics; Steven F. Ziegler, Benaroya Res. Inst.; Karsten Sauer, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Careers at Governmental Agencies
    Table Leaders: Niki M. Moutsopoulos, NIH; Stacy E. Ferguson, NIAID, NIH; Deborah L. Hodge, CSR, NIH; Tod Merkel, FDA
  • NIH Study Section Insights
    • Grant Writing for Fellowships/Transition Awards
      Table Leaders: Tajie H. Harris, Univ. of Virginia; Mark L. Lang, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.; Virginia Shapiro, Mayo Clinic
    • Grant Writing for PIs
      Table Leaders: Carol F. Webb, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.; Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham; Sarah L. Gaffen, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Jose R. Conejo-Garcia, Moffitt Cancer Ctr.
  • The Physician Scientist: balancing clinical and research duties
    Table Leaders: Michael Silverman, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Gerald P. Morris, Univ. of California, San Diego; Penelope A. Morel, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Research from the M.D., Ph.D. Perspective
    Table Leaders: Robyn S. Klein, Washington Univ. Sch. of Med.; Celeste Morley, Washington Univ. Sch. of Med.
  • Non-Research Careers for Scientists: careers enabling scientists to advance the field away from the bench
    • Scientific Publishing
      Table Leaders: Irina Tiper, The Journal of Immunology; Anand Balasubramani, Science Immunology
    • Opportunities for Scientists in Foundations/Non-profits
      Table Leaders: Courtney R. Pinard, Career Development and Awards, AAI
    • Careers in Science Policy
      Table Leaders: Lauren G. Gross, Public Policy and Government Affairs, AAI; Lauren L. Brodd, Public Policy and Government Affairs, AAI
  • International Opportunities in Science
    Table Leaders: Anne Hosmalin, Institut Cochin, Université Paris-Descartes Sorbonne-Paris-Cité; Christopher J. Paige, Princess Margaret Cancer Ctr.; Hans-Martin Jäck, Univ. of Erlangen-Nürnberg