Careers in Science Roundtable

15 May 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Ballroom 6A

Careers in Science Roundtable

Sponsored by the AAI Education Committee & AAI Committee on the Status of Women

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

At this always 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 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 the 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: $20 (Lunch included.)

Discussion topics and table leaders:

  • Research Careers in Academia
    • Graduate Student to Postdoc: finding a postdoc, interviewing
      Table Leaders: Pooja Jain, Drexel University; Yue-Ming Loo, University of Washington; Michelle A. Parent, University of Delaware; Chander Raman, University of Alabama, Birmingham; James L. Riley, University of Pennsylvania; Carol F. Webb, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    • Postdoc to PI: finding a position, interviewing, negotiating, lab start-up
      Table Leaders: Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology; Lisa K. Denzin, Child Health Institute of NJ Rutgers; Paula M. Kavathas, Yale School of Medicine; Mitchell Kronenberg, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology; Michele A. Kutzler, Drexel University College of Medicine; Ricardo Rajsbaum, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; Malini Raghavan, University of Michigan Medical School; Amariliz Rivera, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
    • New PI:
      • Attracting students and postdocs
        Table Leaders: Robin Stephens, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; Emma H. Wilson, University of California, Riverside
      • Preparing for promotion
        Table Leaders: Edward A. Clark, University of Washington; Mitzi Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    • Negotiating an Academic Position
      Table Leaders: Olivera J. “Olja” Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Roland K. Strong, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Undergraduate Institutions: finding the balance in teaching, doing research
      Table Leaders: Paula M. Lutz, University of Wyoming; Laurie P. Shornick, Saint Louis University
    • Mentoring Effectively
      Table Leaders: Gail A. Bishop, University of Iowa; Klaus Ley, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
  • Networking Skills: how to build a network
    Table Leaders: Jane H. Buckner, Benaroya Research Institute; Madeleine W. Cunningham, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Catherine C. “Lynn” Hedrick, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology; Ashok Kumar, Wayne State University
  • Career and Family: balancing parenthood and career; the dual career couple
    Table Leaders: Yueh-Hsiu Chien, Stanford University Medical School; Janice J. Endsley, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; Jessica A. Hamerman, Benaroya Institute; Susan Kovats, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Careers in Biotech and Industry: moving from academia to industry and vice versa
    Table Leaders: Heather A. Arnett, Amgen; Tamar Boursalian, Novo Nordisk; Andrew C. Chan, Genentech; Leonard L. Dragone, Genentech; Marc A. Gavin, Benaroya Research Institute; Karel O. Gutierrez, Biogen; Gabriela Hernandez-Hoyos, Emergent BioSolutions; Mary E. Keir, Genentech; Steven D. Levin, Implicit Bioscience; Mandy J. McGeachy, University of Pittsburgh; Catherine J. McMahan, Emergent BioSolutions; Karsten Sauer, Pfizer; Andrey S. Shaw, Genentech; Clifford D. Wright, RespirPharm Solutions
  • Careers at Governmental Agencies
    Table Leaders: Timothy A. Gondre-Lewis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH; Dorian B. McGavern, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH; John J. O’Shea, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases/NIH; Susan K. Pierce, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH
  • NIH Study Section Insights
    • Grant Writing for Fellowships/Transition Awards
      Table Leaders: Jeremy M. Boss, Emory University; Michael A. Farrar, University of Minnesota; Kristin A. Hogquist, University of Minnesota Center for Immunology; Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
    • Grant Writing for PIs
      Table Leaders: Dorina Avram, University of Florida; Virginia Shapiro, Mayo Clinic; Steven M. Varga, University of Iowa
  • The Physician Scientist: balancing clinical and research duties
    Table Leaders: Thomas Hawn, University of Washington; Penelope A. Morel, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research from the M.D., Ph.D. Perspective
    Table Leaders: David D. Chaplin, University of Alabama, Birmingham; Christopher Glass, University of California, San Diego
  • Non-Research Careers for Scientists: careers enabling scientists to advance the field away from the bench
    • Careers in Scientific Journals
      Table Leaders: Peter T. Lee, Immunity; Jennifer H. Meyers, The Journal of Immunology; Marjorie Cohn, The Journal of Immunology; Ioana Visan, Nature Immunology
    • Opportunities for Scientists in Foundations, Non-profits, Schools
      Table Leaders: Catherine Grubin, Juanita High School; Anne G. Kasmar, Gates Foundation; Thandi M. Onami, Gates Foundation; Mary T. Litzinger; AAI (Awards and Educational Programs)
    • Careers in Technology Transfer
      Table Leader: Nicole C. Robinson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Careers in Science Policy
      Table Leaders: Lauren Gross, J.D., AAI (Public Policy and Government Affairs)