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asbmb accreditation

Tips for Applying for ASBMB Accreditation

May 23, 2019, 3 p.m. EDT

ASBMB accreditation recognizes excellence in bachelor’s degree programs in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) and related disciplines. A panel of experts from academia and the private sector evaluates three program areas: curriculum, faculty and infrastructure. Accredited institutions gain access to an exam for assessing student knowledge. Students who exhibit proficiency on the exam earn ASBMB certification for their degrees.

Interested in applying for accreditation? Join us for a webinar with Adele Wolfson, professor emerita of biochemistry at Wellesley College, and Peter Kennelly, professor of biochemistry at Virginia Tech, who oversee the accreditation process, to discuss:

  • Myths about accreditation
  • The hallmarks of an ASBMB-accredited program
  • The general guidelines and requirements of the accreditation process
  • The benefits of accreditation for students, programs and educators

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small business reasearch funding

Small Business Research Funding 101 with NCI SBIR Development Center

The National Cancer Institute’s Small-Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center provides funding, networking and mentoring assistance to small businesses with innovative cancer technology projects. In this webinar, NCI SBIR Program Director Kory Hallett will present funding opportunities and other commercialization resources for small businesses in biochemistry and molecular biology. Hallett will be joined by STTR awardee Sami Kanaan (Principal, Chimerocyte), who will share his experience as an applicant and an awardee. The webinar will cover:

  • New and existing funding opportunities available at NCI SBIR Development Center
  • Investor and training programs such as the I-Corps at NIH entrepreneurship program
  • Application tips and suggestions

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Lab basics

Next Gen Financial Education

This webinar covers fundamental skill sets like balancing a checking account and how to approach borrowing money with credit cards, auto loans or a mortgage for your first home. It also covers building an emergency fund and establishing your goals when offered a retirement account — like a 401k. Lastly, the speakers show that behind the complexity of personal finance are simple truths and repeatable patterns. Presented in association with BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

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Lab basics

Lab Basics: Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research

Good research practices involve more than just following a protocol and keeping your notebook up to date. Besides avoiding research misconduct — fabrication, falsification and plagiarism — scientists must consider the ethical implications of their research before even picking up a pipette. For new scientists, or even experienced researchers, these are difficult waters to navigate. In this webinar, Dr. Suzanne Barbour, dean of the University of Georgia Graduate School, discusses the ways we can conduct our research in a safe, ethical manner.

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Mentoring matters

Mentoring Matters

Mentoring is important, but what does it mean to be a mentor? How can you be a good mentee? In this webinar, our panelists reflect on their time as mentors and mentees and how these experiences have helped their career progression.

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Funding research

Opportunities and challenges in securing private funding for your research

This webinar, hosted by ASBMB’s public affairs department, explores how you can obtain funding for basic research from private foundations. Topics include: how to initiate and develop contacts with private foundations; how the application process differs from those of federal agencies; and the opportunities, limitations and challenges of securing funding.

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Image is everything

Image is everything: Preparing your figures for publication

Ready to write up your paper? Worried about potential pitfalls in image acquisition and figure preparation? Come join us for a webinar as Kaoru Sakabe, data integrity manager for ASBMB, discusses best practices in figure assembly. You’ll learn tips and tricks on how to put together unassailable figures and showcase your hard-earned data.

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Search committee

Inside a Faculty Search Committee

Have you ever wondered what takes place after your application for a tenure-track position has been sent in? Are search committees at research institutions looking for the same things as teaching focused institutions? Join us for this webinar where our panelists discuss what it’s like to be on both sides of the hiring process. You’ll learn the ‘W’s of applying for a job — what you need to get an interview, what the search committee looks for in your application, and what makes your applications stand out.

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