Translational Research Lecture SeriesDepartment of Radiation Oncology
Jay Dorsey, MD, PhDAssistant Professor of Radiation OncologyTitle “TBD”PCAM 4th Floor Board Room
Shingo Kagawa, MD, PhD & Kelly Whelan, PhD (Nakagawa Lab)
Speaker: Arie Hawkins Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Division
Mentor: Michael Beers
Paul S. Frenette
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
"Opportunities for translational medicine in the stem cell niche, sickle cell disease, and beyond"
February 21, 2014 M. Sean Grady, MD - Neurosurgery Roy Hamilton, MD - Neurology Robert Weinrieb, MD - Psychiatry "Interdisciplinary Case Conference"
Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSCE
Spring Career Fair
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00AM - 3:00PM, Houston Hall
Penn's Spring Career Fair will feature opportunities with over 90 employers in a wide range of industries including consulting, financial services, engineering, communications/marketing, media/entertainment, public service/government, healthcare, tech and more from across the country. Graduate students and postdocs are welcome.
The registered employers are listed below by industry/career field, and all have expressed interest in talking to graduate students/postdocs. Please note the following codes associated with each employer:
FT: Full-time opportunities
I: Internship opportunities
PT: Part-time opportunities
INT: Employers who listed they would be interested in speaking with International Students
*: Indicates employers with a specific interest in PhD students
Alliance Bernstein (I, FT, INT)
BluePrint Research Group (FT, INT) (I)
Decision Resources (I, FT) *
Hanover Research (FT)
PriceSpective (I, FT) *
Thorogood Associates (FT)
EF Education First (I, FT, INT)
College Possible (FT)
University of Pennsylvania (FT, INT)
AdMed Inc. (FT)*
BluePrint Research Group (FT)
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (FT) *
Decision Resources (I, FT)
GlaxoSmithKline (I, FT)
Hanover Research (FT)
Kindred Healthcare (I, FT)
Public Service/Non-Profit/Social Service
AIPAC – American Israel Public Affairs Committee (FT)*
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (FT) *
City Year, Greater Philadelphia (FT)
Opportunity Finance Network (I)
One Acre Fund (FT, INT)
Repair the World (FT)
University of Pennsylvania (FT)
Rockefeller University (FT)
Plus Many Others
Visit our website to view an updated list of registered employers: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerfairs/SpringFairInfo.php or log into PennLink for the current list of registered employers, their industries, and open positions. No pre-registration required. Dress is business casual. Bring your resume, questions, and readiness to talk to employers! Check out our video on Navigating a Career Fair and blog post on preparation tips.
Lunchworking: Dr. Diane Ambrose
Senior Associate Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, Office of Research and Economic Development
Rutgers, the State University of NJ
Dr. Diane Ambrose will join us via videoconference to answer any questions you have about her experience in tech transfer, academic program development, and research administration within academia, where many of the research skills gained through your PhD research are directly transferable. Dr. Ambrose will be able answer questions about her own personal career path, her career decision making, about issues affecting women in academia, or about how best to find careers that are directly connected to research without the need to do bench research. Bring your lunch AND your questions, and Dr. Ambrose will be happy to share her advice with you. You can find a brief overview of Dr. Ambrose’s professional career below, and read her alumni profile HERE:
PhD, Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
Dr. Diane Ambrose has recently joined the Office of Research and Economic Development as Senior Associate Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. She will develop and lead the implementation of a strategic plan for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), which assists faculty in obtaining external funds to support their research, training, and other scholarly pursuits. ORSP is responsible for reviewing and submitting proposals to external sponsors and accepting awards on behalf of Rutgers faculty. The office also provides necessary information and guidance to faculty and staff to facilitate the proposal development process and connect researchers to the appropriate internal and external resources to maximize their chances of success. Dr. Ambrose is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In her former role, as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at RBHS, Dr. Ambrose was responsible for developing resources and providing educational opportunities and direct assistance to help researchers identify funding sources, connect with collaborators and develop competitive research proposals. Dr. Ambrose has also been Director of Special Projects in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of RWJMS, where she was responsible for several research-related programs, including programs to recognize the research accomplishments of faculty and those designed to bring the research experience to medical students. She also co-founded and directed two master’s-level graduate training programs: one in clinical and translational science and another in biomedical sciences, and has worked within the tech transfer field as a Licensing & Contracts Associate.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development, Rutgers, the State University of NJ (2012-2014)
· Responsible for designing and implementing the research development infrastructure within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (RU) to support and expand the research enterprise of the schools and units within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). Identify, develop and provide research resources and educational programs to facilitate faculty and student success in achieving their research goals.
Acting Executive Director, Rutgers Clinical Research Organization, Rutgers (June 2013)
· Provide administrative oversight for the Rutgers Clinical Research Organization, which functions as an umbrella organization over the clinical research enterprise within RBHS with the dual goal of streamlining clinical research administrative operations and serving as a conduit for external parties seeking to access clinical researchers and resources within Rutgers. Development of business relationships with external partners and potential funding sources is also a critical function.
Director, Special Projects, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2006-2012)
· Provided research administration leadership to support the research endeavors of the medical school faculty and students and enhance the research status of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Program Director, Master in Biomedical Science Program, UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (2010-2012)
· Developed, implemented and managed a new post-baccalaureate graduate program specifically designed to provide a medical school-type curriculum for those interested in a career in medicine or other professional healthcare field. Co-directed the Capstone Research Course I and II in the program, which involves pairing students with research mentors and overseeing their progress in this year-long course.
Program Director, Clinical and Translational Science Master’s Program, UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (2007-2012)
· Developed, implemented and managed a novel graduate program to train leaders in clinical and translational research. Co-directed the Ethics and Regulations course and continue to direct the Funding for Research and Proposal Development course within the program.
Associate Director, Special Projects – ORSP, Rutgers, the State University of NJ (2001-2006)
· Managing special projects and initiatives on behalf of the Associate Vice President of Research in support of faculty research.
Licensing & Contracts Associate, Office of Corporate Liaison and Technology Transfer, Rutgers, the State University of NJ (1999-2001)
· Responsible for managing a portfolio of technologies derived from research conducted at the University, including interacting with the faculty inventors and patent attorneys to insure appropriate intellectual property protection and compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations, marketing the technologies to prospective licensees, and interacting with corporate business professionals to transfer the technology from the University to the marketplace
Assistant Manager, Research Support Services, Center for Technology Transfer, University of Pennsylvania (1998-1999)
· Responsible for negotiating sponsored research agreements and material transfer agreements in a high volume environment and providing other services such as negotiating consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, collaboration agreements and others instruments on behalf of the faculty.
Technology Transfer Intern, Center for Technology Transfer, University of Pennsylvania (1997-1998)
· Responsible for the evaluation and marketing of invention disclosures relating to medical and life science technologies and the drafting and negotiating of industry-sponsored research agreements as well as many other agreements, including inter-institutional agreements, consulting agreements and third-party billing agreements
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center (1994-1997)
· Completed three years of post-doctoral work as an NIH trainee in the field of signal transduction via intracellular kinases, regulation of cell morphology and motility and cellular transformation.
We hope to see you at this program. Please REGISTER HERE if you plan to attend. If you have any questions about the Lunchworking series, then please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lunchworking is a new networking series offered by Career Services to help you connect with Penn alumni both near and far, in-person or online, and explore your future career options and opportunities. Network with Penn alumni in different career roles during lunchtime as they video-conference in from their place of work, or stop by Penn to chat with graduates students and postdocs face-to-face. Lunchworking programs provide an opportunity for you to hear about the careers of Penn alumni, and for you to ask those questions you always wanted to ask someone about what exactly it is that they do, how they do it, and what advice they might have to help you to do something similar.
Some other Career Services programs you may want to attend include formal presentations that focus on certain careers or panel discussions. Lunchworking provides a more informal venue for you to connect with PhD alumni who are happy to answer your questions about their specific role or their general career field – and you should bring your questions to make the most of these 45-60 minute programs. Need some ideas? Look at the list of “informational interview” sample questions on our website for some inspiration. The Penn alumni participating in the Lunchworking series can offer great insight and advice from their personal and professional experiences – they are not directly involved in any recruiting or hiring activities.
Here are the other Lunchworking programs currently scheduled this semester, including virtual and in-person sessions. If you have questions about any of the positions held by the Penn alumni listed below, about the specifics of their jobs (and skills used/required), about the paths they took to get there, or even about the institution where they work, then consider attending one of these programs to ask them:
Lunchworking: Dr. William Kung
Director of Operations, Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies
Monday 24th February, 12-1pm, McNeil Building, Room 70 [REGISTER HERE – space is limited]
Lunchworking: Dr. Lori Gavrin
Espirit Associate - R&D Strategy at GlaxoSmithKline
Tuesday 4th March, 12-1:30pm, Griski Room 311, Houston Hall [REGISTER HERE]