2016 Program
 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2016 PPI)
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland
June 2-3, 2016 • Program-At-A-Glance
(#2016PPI on Twitter)

2016 PPI Flyer

 
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Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC Randall Ribaudo, PhD Alison Gammie, PhD Jabbar R. Bennett, PhD

The 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2016 PPI) is now mobile:
https://guidebook.com/g/2016PPI

 
Updated: 05/29/16
Wednesday, June 1, 2016  [Pre-2016 PPI CV/Résumé/Cover Letter Critiques]
Beginning on Wednesday afternoon/evening, sign-up for one-on-one CV/Resume critiques provided by career counseling coach/resume expert, Dr. Andrew Green. First come, first served. Sign-up onsite. Limited space available.

Dr. Andrew Green will be providing pre-2016 PPI CV/Resume critiques for all registered participants. The written CV/Resume critiques will be provided to registered participants beginning Wednesday, June 1st. Registered participants may sign-up for one-on-one sessions for CV/resume/cover letter critiques and career counseling services with Dr. Green beginning on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

The one-on-one sessions will be held on Thursday and Friday.
 4:00p-8:00p


Pre-2016 PPI CV/Résumé/Cover Letter Critiques
(Sign-up for one-on-one sessions with Dr. Andrew Green)

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Grand Foyer
(Main Level)

Thursday, June 2, 2016
 7:00a
Networking Opportunity/Breakfast
 

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon B&C (Main Level)

 8:00a - 8:15a Welcome and Introductions

Dr. L'Aurelle Johnson
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D
(Main Level)
8:15a–9:45a SciPhD:  Preparing for Professional Careers: An Introduction to Industry Careers  (view abstract)

Dr. Randall Ribaudo
CEO Human Workflows, LLC, Co-founder SciPhD.com
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D
(Main Level)
9:45a – 10:00a Morning Networking Break Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Grand Foyer
(Main Level)
10:00a – 12:00p

 
SciPhD:  Preparing for Professional Careers: Deciphering Job Ads, Developing Targeted Résumés, Preparing for Interviewing, etc. (view abstract)

Dr. Randall Ribaudo
CEO Human Workflows, LLC, Co-founder SciPhD.com
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
12:00p-1:30p





 

Networking Lunch:  Career Path Round Table Discussions

Topic tables luncheon with invited workforce sector representatives/speakers

  • Academia
  • Science Education/Teaching
  • Science Policy/Science Writing/Communications
  • Industry
  • Patents/Intellectual Property Law
  • Government
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship/Consulting
  • CV/Résumé/Cover Letter Critiques (one-on-one sessions) also available

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon B&C
(Main Level)







 

1:30p – 3:00p

SciPhD:  Preparing for Professional Careers: Essential Communication for Scientists - Tools for Building and Leveraging Your Network  (view abstract)

Dr. Randall Ribaudo
CEO Human Workflows, LLC, Co-founder SciPhD.com

 
Mr. Larry Petcovic, MS
Co-founder SciPhD.com, Vice President for Communications

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
3:00p – 3:15p Afternoon Networking Break Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Grand Foyer
(Main Level)
3:15p – 5:25p Reality Ph.D.: It’s Not Just Academia
(series of panel discussions)

The series of panel discussions will highlight the diverse careers of postdoc peers/PhD scientists who have successfully transitioned out of their postdoctoral training appointments into independent careers in diverse areas of the biomedical research workforce.

Moderator:  Dr. Michael Sesma
Chief, Postdoctoral Branch, Training, Workforce Development & Diversity Division, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D
(Main Level)
3:15p - 4:00p Academia and Science Education:

Academia Research/Teaching:

Dr. L'Aurelle Johnson
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Michelle Juarez

Assistant Medical Professor, City College of New York

Dr. Peko Tsuji
Assistant Professor, Towson University

Dr. Pumtiwitt McCarthy
Assistant Professor, Morgan State University

Dr. Nikia A. Laurie
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University


Science Education/Teaching:

Dr. Catherine Swanwick
CEO, CatlilligamesTM

Dr. Megan Stine
Program Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
4:00p - 4:20p

Science Policy and Science Writing/Communications:

Dr. Chloe Poston
Policy and Communications Manager, Genetics Society of America

Dr. Kenneth Gibbs, Jr.
Policy Analyst, NIH/NIGMS


Dr. Elizabeth Barksdale
Science Policy Analyst, FASEB

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
4:20 - 4:50p

Industry/Patents/Intellectual Property Law:

Industry:

Dr. James Fells, Sr.
Senior Scientist, Merck & Company

Dr. Sheik Omar Jobe, MBA
Manager, Medical Affairs, Interventional Cardiology & Structural Heart, Boston Scientific

Dr. Anastasia Aksyuk
Research Scientist, Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC

Patents/Intellectual Property:

Dr. Lisa Kreppel
Senior Patent Agent, MacroGenics, Inc.

Dr. Valerie Toodle
Biotechnological Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
4:50p - 5:15p

Governance/Management/Compliance:

Government:


Dr. Jessica Faupel-Badger
Program Director, NIH/NIGMS


Nonprofit Organizations:

Dr. Sherri-Gae Scott
Grants Proposal Manager, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Dr. Kanika Pulliam
Educational Programs Manager, American Society of Human Genetics

Dr. Marsha Lucas
Publications and Communications Coordinator, Society for Developmental Biology


Dr. Megan Mitzelfelt
Development Specialist, The American Physiological Society

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
5:15p - 5:20p Entrepreneurship/Consulting:

Dr. Ann Marie Stanley
Booz Allen Hamilton

 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
5:20p - 5:30p Questions and Answers Session for Entire Panel Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
5:30p – 7:30p

Networking Dinner:  Career Path Round Table Discussions with Workforce Sector Panelists

Topic tables dinner with invited workforce sector representatives/speakers

  • Science Policy/Science Writing/Communications
  • Industry
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Consulting  and Entrepreneurship
  • Science Education/Teaching
  • Government Research
  • Government Administration
  • Academic Science/Research Track
  • Technology Transfer and Patent Law
  • CV/Résumé/Cover Letter Critiques (one-on-one sessions) also available
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Salon B&C (Main Level)
Friday, June 3, 2016
7:00a Networking Opportunity/Breakfast Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Salon B&C (Main Level)
8:00a – 8:50a Translating Your Credentials on Paper (CV=> Résumé) and in Person

Dr. Andrew Green
Associate Director, Career Center, University of California, Berkeley
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
8:50a – 9:45a

Applying for Positions in the Civil Service and in Academia
(Panel discussion) 


Moderator:   Dr. Jessica Faupel-Badger
Program Director, Postdoctoral Branch, Training, Workforce Development & Diversity Division, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Civil Service  Positions

Presenter:  Mr. Brian Rabin

Chief, Corporate Recruitment and Internal Operations Unit at National Institutes of Health

Academic Research/Higher Education Positions

Presenter:  Dr. Jabbar Bennett

Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern University

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
9:45a – 10:00a Morning Networking Break Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Grand Foyer
(Main Level)
10:00a – 10:45a Nailing the Job Talk and Interview Prep

Dr. Andrew Green
Associate Director, Career Center, University of California, Berkeley
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
10:45a – 11:30a Negotiating the Job Offer

Dr. Monte Willis
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine University of North at Carolina Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator, McAllister Heart Institute, UNC at Chapel Hill
Director, Sweat Chloride Testing, UNC Hospitals
Director, Campus Health Services Laboratory, UNC at Chapel Hill
Assistant Director, Clinical Core (Chemistry) Laboratory, UNC Hospitals
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
11:30a – 1:00p

Networking Lunch with Presentation

"Who will do Tomorrow’s Research?”

Dr. Hannah Valantine
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health 


Participants will proceed to Salon B&C for networking lunch following Dr. Valantine's presentation in Salon D.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Presentation:
Salon D
Lunch Setup Salon B&C

(Main Level)

1:00p – 2:30p
 
Civil Service/Federal Focus

Moderator:  Dr. Jessica Faupel-Badger


"Uncle Sam" Wants You!  What You Can Be With a Biomedical Ph.D. as a Civil Servant for the US Government  
(panel discussion with representatives from NIH/NIGMS, NSF and FDA)


Dr. Alison Gammie
Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health 


Dr. Linda Hyman
Division Director, Molecular and Cellular Bioscience, National Science Foundation


Dr. Emily Place
Pharmacologist, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
2:30p – 2:45p Afternoon Networking Break Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Grand Foyer
(Main Level)
2:45p – 3:45p Next Steps...

Leveraging PPI:  How to Follow Up on an Interesting PPI Presentation and Initiate Informational Interviews


Dr. Andrew Green
Associate Director, Career Center, University of California, Berkeley
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Room: Salon D (Main Level)
3:45p – 4:00p Wrap-up Session/Adjourn  
Travel Awards will be provided to all eligible applicants
who are selected to participate in the 2016 PPI.

Application Receipt Deadline Date:  CLOSED; No onsite registration available.

 

 
The 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute is managed and organized by:
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The 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute is funded by a grant from the
National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.  [T36 GM0008637-20]


 
Last Updated: 05/29/16