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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Professional and Career Development Series
Success in Academia

Success in Academia - October 30, 2015

Success in Academia, a professional development conference, featured nine highly-accomplished speakers and panelists discussing academic career options and providing advice for graduate students, postdocs and biomedical scientists.

Attendees learned how to best position themselves for success in obtaining jobs in academic institutions, how to overcome obstacles and challenges, and gain important lab management skills. The event included break-out and panel sessions with options to learn about career-building skills, negotiation tactics for faculty positions, or transitioning into academic careers from different job sectors.

Following the sessions, a networking reception provided the opportunity for attendees to learn more about academic career choices by interacting with panelists in an informal setting.

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  • Sulie L. Chang, Seton Hall University (keynote address)
  • Nancy Pilotte, NIH-NIDA
  • Debra Bangasser, Temple University
  • Nick Bello, Rutgers University
  • Jean Hardwick, Ithaca College
  • Grace Peng, NIH-NIBIB
  • Nina Tandon, Columbia University
  • Meredith Wooten, Drexel University
  • Amy Throckmorton, Drexel University

Event Sponsor

The Professional & Career Development Series, (including Careers Beyond the Bench and Success in Academia) is a product of the Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies.

Chair: Dean Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD

Event Co-sponsor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Event Chair: Andres Kriete, PhD, Associate Director for Graduate Studies and Academic Operations

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