Seminars and Workshops

The RISE Office of Career Development offers relevant, useful workshops for career scientists. The information below will give you a review of these workshops; your comments and suggestions for additional offerings are welcome.

Grant Writing Workshop—Developing a Competitive Fellowship Application
Attendees are introduced to required application components, shown strategies for preparing a successful application, and given an overview of the NIH grant review process. A panel of students who have submitted successful fellowship applications discuss how-to's and attendees are given the opportunity for a review of their applications by faculty who have served as reviewers for NIH F31 applications.

Designing a Winning Poster
This workshop is essential for students interested in learning and/or improving poster design and layout. In addition, students hone their skills for delivering short talks and discussing effective presentation strategies.

Manuscript Preparation Workshop
During this workshop, students explore a range of topics, including the proper structure of a manuscript, tips for developing a writing timeline, preparing figures and figure legends, choosing an appropriate journal, and responding to reviewers' critiques.

Public Speaking—Toastmasters
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that enables members to practice their public speaking and leadership skills in regularly scheduled meetings. Meharry's on-campus group was chartered October of 2010.

Dissertation Boot Camp
Dissertation Boot Camp is an intensive workshop for Ph.D. candidates currently writing their dissertations or who are stalled in their writing process. During the workshop, brief discussions on topics such as goal setting, time management, and the writing habits of successful and prolific academic writers are addressed. However, the main focus of the workshop is to assist students with completion of their dissertations by helping them develop the discipline to adhere to an established writing schedule.

Other writing workshops held in the last workshop cycle...

  • "Getting What You Came For"
  • "Scientific Writing for Dissertation and Journal Publications"
  • "How to Write a Biomedical Research Paper"

Contact the RISE office for information about any of these workshops or to be added to the newsletter email distribution list for ongoing notices: lwoods@mmc.edu.

The following speakers have been hosted at Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies and Research

 

November 10, 2014

 

Patent Law at Notre Dame

 

Karen Deak

Karen Deak

 

University of Notre Dame

 

March 18, 2015

 

Developing Your Graduate School Swagger

 

Daniel Jean

Daniel Jean

Executive Director, Education Opportunity Fund, Montclair State University

 

 

 

April 27, 2015

 

 

The Role of SHIP-1 in Transplant and Tumor Immunology

 

 

 

 

Integrating Science, Philosophy and Diversity:  The Struggle is Real

 

 

Tomar Ghansah

 Tomar

 

Emanuel Ghansah

 

 

Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida

 

September 17, 2015

 

A Position in Academia

 

Marcus Ferguson

Marcus Ferguson

Assistant Professor, Biology

Allen University

 

October 12, 2015

 

Purpose Driven Mentoring

 

Jabar Bennett

Jabar Bennett

Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Northwestern University

 

October 22, 2015

 

Where Do I Go From Graduate School

Fatimah Williams Castro

Fatimah

Founder, Beyond the Tenure Track

 

February 11, 2016

 

1st Impressions: Showcasing Your Talent on Paper

 

Kim Petrie

Kim Petri

Director, Bret Career Development, Vanderbilt University

 

February 19, 2016

 

Non-Profit Grant Writing

 

Bernard Turner

Bernard Turner

 

Belmont University

 

February 25, 2016

 

Professional Savvy Workshop

Margaret Ann Pritchard

Margaret Ann Pritchard

 

Manners and Protocol

 

 

February 26, 2016

 

DNA Packaging Controls Stem Cells and Cancer

 

Postdoc Opportunities at Cold Spring Harbor

Aleah Mills

Aleah Mills

Professor and Director, Cancer Gene Discovery and Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Training Program

Cold Spring Harbor

 

March 4, 2016

 

Collaboration and Team Science

 Michelle Bennett

Michelle

Director, Center for Research Strategy, NCI

 

March 11, 2015

 

What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Scientific Editing

 Cherise Guess

Cherise Guess

Senior Scientific Editor, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

April 7, 2016

The Imposter Syndrome:  How to Feel as Bright and Capable as Everyone Thinks You Are

Valerie Young

Valerie Young

 

ImposterSyndrome.com