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Don't forget to mark your calendars for the monthly Postdoc Happy Hour, Friday, June 7 at 5:30pm. Details below!
Date: Thursday, June 13
The 2013 Annual Postdoc Informational Meeting will feature former CHOP and Penn postdoctoral fellows who have moved into diverse careers in science. This event, moderated by Matt Weitzman, PhD, will explore these scientists’ transitions into the workforce after completing their postdoctoral fellowships. Topics covered will include why they chose their given professions, how they prepared themselves for a successful career transition, and what their day-to-day work lives entail.
Lyngine H. Calizo, PhD
Nicole Lute, PhD
Patrick Mayes, PhD
The Annual Postdoc Informational Meeting is the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs’ yearly wrap up session. Be sure to arrive at 11:30am to get lunch and hear about upcoming OPA programming.
Speaker: Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Policy, Communications, and Education
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institute of Health
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Location: CTRB 1100B, first floor
To register, visit http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/crac/.
The excitement and rationale for pursuing the Human Genome Project always included the promise of new insights into promoting health and combating disease. However, that promise must now be realized in the context of myriad health systems and their governing policy frameworks. If we are to achieve the full potential of genomic science within clinic care, all stakeholders (researchers, providers, payers, patients, etc.) will need to come together to address the challenges and the opportunities before us. This talk will explore several policy areas important to the realization of this potential. All are welcome to attend!
Good intellectual property policy and practice are the bridge that links scientific discoveries to the marketplace. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) works with researchers to protect intellectual property including patents, copyrights, and/or trademarks created as a result of CHOP's research enterprise. This month the RCR internal Web site at http://rcr.research.chop.edu will feature the America Invents Act: What Researchers Need to Know About the New Patent Rules.
The Office of Responsible Research Training, in conjunction with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Department of Pediatrics, will be offering two orientation sessions for training grant, postdoctoral, or physician fellows who will be moving into a "research trainee" status and receiving stipends for Fiscal Year 2014, beginning on July 1, 2013.
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Location: Main Building, Hope Auditorium
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Location: Abramson Research Center, Room 123-C
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
The CHOP Summer Scientific Research Colloquium (SSRC) is a series of one-hour weekly "chalk talk" seminars (with pizza) held 5-6 PM on Mondays in June and July. These sessions provide insight on investigators' research programs and research career paths. The seminars are sponsored by the CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and are designed for physician fellows, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, graduate students, and selected undergraduate students. The seminars are facilitated by faculty and research staff and address approaches to scientific query and investigation.
Please see the list of speakers, presentation titles, and room locations below:
Date: June 25, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 6:45pm
Location: Perelman School of Medicine BRB II/III Auditorium and Lobby
The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine is pleased to host the first Philadelphia Regional Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium. This Symposium will showcase the research talent and achievements of the postdoctoral community in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Postdocs from underrepresented minority populations are encouraged to participate. This full-day event will include:
This FREE event presents an opportunity for postdocs to enhance their visibility in the research community, meet new faculty, practice presentation skills and learn about fellow postdocs' research. All regional postdocs, faculty, and researchers are welcome to attend.
The UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP) Social Committee hosts a monthly happy hour event at City Tap House (3925 Walnut Street) in West Philly. All CHOP and UPenn postdocs are welcome to join. Feel free to bring co-workers, friends and significant others, as long as they are 21+.
Enjoy drink specials from 5:30-7:30pm. When you arrive, tell the hostess you are with the postdoc happy hour and get a wristband to get the specials.
For more information, visit the Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) site.
Yiran Guo, Ph.D.
Kosuke Izumi, M.D., Ph.D.
Wulan Deng, Ph.D.
These exceptional CHOP researchers were nominated by their mentors to receive this prestigious award, presented to them by Dr. Philip Johnson at the 2013 CHOP Research Poster Day. Read more...