AAI Education Committee and AAI Committee on the Status of Women: Careers in Science Roundtable

14 May 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Ballroom C

AAI Education Committee and AAI Committee on the Status of Women: Careers in Science Roundtable

Virginia Shapiro, Mayo Clin.; AAI Committee on the Status of Women Chair

At this popular session, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with scientists at your own career stage and with more experienced scientists to explore specific career issues important to men and women in science today. Learn what others are thinking and gain insights into issues you are confronting in your own situation. Recently added topics offer insights into international opportunities in science, NIH Study Sections, considerations for scientists in M.D.-Ph.D. careers, and a number of ways scientists contribute to the field in non-research careers. Choose from these and other vital topics related to the environment you work in (academic research, biotech industry, governmental agencies, non-profits), the transitions from specific career stages, or issues in balancing career and family in any career path. Don’t miss this great networking opportunity! Registration Fee: $25 (Lunch included.)

Discussion topics and table leaders:

  • Research Careers in Academia
    • Graduate Student to Postdoc: finding a postdoc, interviewing
      Table Leaders: Steve M. Varga, Univ. of Iowa; Subbarao Bondada, Univ. of Kentucky; Ashok Kumar, Children’s Hosp. of East Ontario Res. Inst.; Arash Grakoui, Emory Univ.; Chander Raman, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham; Michelle A. Kutzler, Drexel Univ. Col. of Med.; Klaus Ley, La Jolla Inst. for Allergy and Immunol.; Tonya J. Webb, Univ. of Maryland Sch. of Med.
    • Postdoc to PI: finding a position, interviewing, negotiating, lab start-up
      Table Leaders: Lauren A. Zenewicz, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.; Bao Q. Vuong, City Col. of New York; Damian L. Turner, Williams Col.; Lisa K. Denzin, Rutgers Univ.; Heather R. Conti, Univ. of Toledo; Fotini Gounari, Univ. of Chicago; Khashayarsha Khazaie, Mayo Clin.; Jennifer A. Punt, Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr.; Pooja Jain, Drexel Univ. Col. of Med.; Lyse A. Norian, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham
    • New PI:
      • Attracting students and postdocs
        Table Leaders: Laura A. Solt, Scripps Res. Inst.; Louise M. D’Cruz, Univ. of Pittsburgh
      • Preparing for promotion
        Table Leaders: Yina H. Huang, Dartmouth Geisel Sch. of Med.; Lisa H. Butterfield, Univ. of Pittsburgh
    • Negotiating an Academic Position
      Table Leaders: Malini Raghavan, Univ. of Michigan; Janice S. Blum, Indiana Univ. Sch. of Med.
    • Undergraduate Institutions: finding the balance in teaching, doing research
      Table Leaders: Charlotte M. Vines, Univ. of Texas, El Paso; Penny E. Shockett, Southeastern Louisiana Univ.; Julie M. Jameson, California State Univ., San Marcos
    • Mentoring Effectively
      Table Leaders: Partha Sarathi Biswas, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Lawrence P. Kane, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Networking Skills
    • How to build a network for postdocs
      Table Leaders: Paula M. Oliver, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Elizabeth A. Repasky, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    • Networking skills for PIs
      Table Leaders: Madeleine W. Cunningham, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.; Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Career and Family: balancing parenthood and career; the dual career couple
    Table Leaders: Cathryn Nagler, Univ. of Chicago; Laura Santambrogio, Albert Einstein Col. of Med.
  • Careers in Biotech and Industry: moving from academia to industry and vice versa
    Table Leaders: Andrew C. Chan, Genentech; Divya Sagar, MedImmune; Saifur Rahman, MedImmune; Laura L. Carter, Lycera Corp.; Catherine J. McMahan, Emergent BioSolutions; Mandy J. McGeachy, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Lisa I. Hoover, Precision for Medicine; Andrea Itano, GlaxoSmithKline; Matthew Sleeman, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Fang Shen, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Krit Ritthipichai, Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.; Gundula E. Min-Oo, Gilead Sciences
  • Careers at Governmental Agencies
    Table Leaders: Pam L. Schwartzberg, NHGRI, NIH; Joan K. Lunney, USDA; Chao Jiang, NIAID, NIH; Jonathan W. Yewdell, NIAID, NIH
  • NIH Study Section Insights
    • Grant Writing for Fellowships/Transition Awards
      Table Leaders: Maureen Ann McGargill, St. Jude’s Children’s Res. Hosp.; Michael A. Farrar, Univ. of Minnesota; Kristin A. Hogquist, Univ. of Minnesota
    • Grant Writing for PIs
      Table Leaders: Virginia Shapiro, Mayo Clin.; Mark L. Lang, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.; Robert J. Binder, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Catherine C. “Lynn” Hedrick, La Jolla Inst. for Allergy and Immunol.
  • The Physician Scientist: balancing clinical and research duties
    Table Leaders: Saad Kenderian, Mayo Clin.; Penelope A. Morel, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Research from the M.D., Ph.D. Perspective
    Table Leader: Ifor R. Williams, Emory Univ.
  • Non-Research Careers for Scientists: careers enabling scientists to advance the field away from the bench
    • Scientific Publishing
      Table Leaders: Ellen C. Fox, AAI, The Journal of Immunology, Angela Colmone, AAAS, Science Immunology
    • Opportunities for Scientists in Foundations/Non-profits
      Table Leaders: M. Michele Hogan, Executive Director, AAI; Susanna F. Greer, American Cancer Society
    • Careers in Technology Transfer
      Table Leaders: Wendy Martin, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County; Mark L. Rohrbaugh, Office of Intramural Research, NIH
    • Careers in Science Policy
      Table Leaders: Lauren G. Gross, Public Policy and Government Affairs, AAI; Carrie D. Wolinetz, Office of Science Policy, NIH
  • International Opportunities in Science
    Table leaders: Susan John, Kings Col. London; John E. Connolly, Inst. of Molecular and Cell Biol., Singapore; Hans-Martin Jäck, Univ. of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany