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Careers, Mentoring and Changes in Medical Education

Theme organizers:

 
Cheryl Bailey, Mount Mary Univ.   Mark Wallert, Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead

 

This theme is made up of four symposia.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2370-2390, by the November 6th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Diverse Career Opportunities for Scientists

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:45 - 12:00 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Mark Wallert, Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead

Invited Speakers:

Cheryl P. Bailey, Mount Mary Univ.
A non-linear career path
 

Judith S. Bond, Penn State Univ., Col, of Med. at Hershey
One degree, many job opportunities

Bridget Coughlin, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Divers career opportunities for scientists

Industry Careers

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Suzanne E. Barbour, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Sch. Of Med.

Invited Speakers:

Tomi K. Sawyer, Merck & Co., Inc.
Entrepreneurial drug hunter: Drug discovery and innovative technologies at the academic–industrial interface

Marjeta Urh, Promega Corporation
Build a successful career in industry by attaining multidisciplinary knowledge and experience

Mark Wallert, Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead
Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers

Helping Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students Develop Professionally

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Bridget Coughlin, Denver Museum of Nature & Science  

Invited Speakers:

Suzanne E. Barbour, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Sch. Of Med.
A holistic approach to training the next generation of diverse biomedical researchers

Phillip S. Clifford, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
You need a game plan                                          

Keith Micoli, New York Univ. Langone Med. Ctr.
Building better career development programs

Changes in Medical Education

Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Cheryl P. Bailey, Mount Mary Univ.

Invited Speakers:

Charles Brenner, Univ. of Iowa
MCAT 2015 and the Academy: Undergraduate, graduate and health professional ramification  

Jose Manuel de la Rosa, Texas Tech Univ. Health Sciences Ctr, El Paso
Why change the admissions process to med school?

Marc Kroopnick, AAMC
Testing competencies with the new MCAT2105 exam

Promoting Concept-Driven Teaching Strategies in BMB through Concept Assessments  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Details coming soon.