Past event archives

May 2016

Friday, May 20th:

PDA Social

When: Fri May 20th 4:00-5:00pm; R3 Atrium

Please join us for our post doc social in R3 2nd floor atrium on Friday, May 20 from 4:0 – 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome for Refreshments and Fellowship-hope to see you there!

Also on Friday, May 20th:

Annual IUSM Graduate & Postdoc Evening with the Indianapolis Indians

The IUSM Graduate Division is working with the Indianapolis Indians as part of the IBMG End-of-the-Year Celebration! We want you to join us for a ballgame! Details below!

What:    Enjoy an Indianapolis Indians baseball game (at a discount!) When:   Friday, May 20th at 7:15 PM

Where:  Victory Field

Cost:      $14.50 per person (box seats at $13.00/person plus $1.50 processing fee) for friends and family

—- 1st year IBMG students to be covered by the IUSM Graduate Division!

Children 2 and under are free if they sit in an adult lap and don’t require their own seat.

Thursday, May 19th:

IUSM PDA Monthly Meeting

When:  Thurs, May 19th 1:00 – 2:00 PM; R3-C300B

Are you interested in being involved in the postdoc community? Do you have some great ideas to further enhance your postdoctoral experience at IUSM? Join your fellow postdocs for the IUSM PDA Monthly meeting… Open to all postdocs, everyone is welcome!  https://iusmpostdocs.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

 Also on Thursday, May 19th:

 IUPUI Science on Tap

When:  Thurs, May 19 5:30 PM; Downtown Indianapolis

Sponsored by the School of Science & School of Science Alumni Association, Science on Tap is a monthly speaker series that aims to spark lively discussion about research in the School of Science. Topics range from laboratory collaborations in the life and health sciences to cutting-edge investigations in computer science. In May, we will be learning about the latest chemistry innovations with Steve Presse, Assistant Professor, Physics, Chemistry. More details at: http://science.iupui.edu/science-on-tap

Wednesday, May 18th: 

Professional and Career Development Town Hall for PhD Students and Postdocs

When:  Wed, May 18 3:30 – 5:00 PM, R4-101

Please join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 3:30pm in R4 101 for a town hall for all PhD students and postdocs about current and future Graduate Division professional development programming. Come and share what sessions and programs have worked, and what we can do to help you as you move through your experiences here at the IUSM and towards your career goals. Snacks will be provided.

 Also on Wednesday, May 18th:

CINSO’s Café Inquiry  

When:  Wed, May 18th  7:00 PM;   Downtown Indianapolis

CINSO (Central Indiana Science Outreach) and the Center for Inquiry of Indiana co-host the monthly lecture series “Cafe Inquiry”. This month’s lecture will be: “ART, IMAGINATION, AND MEDICINE” – JULIET KING @ CAFE INQUIRY. More details at: http://cinsoindy.org/

Friday, May 13th:

  • The Kelley School of Business will host the third Center for the Business of Life Sciences conferences for the 2015-16 school year. The topic of this conference is “The Shift from In-patient to Alternate Care Settings.”
    • Time and location: 8:00 am to 3:15 pm at Cook Medical World Headquarters, 750 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47403.
    • Between technology advances, continued cost pressures and patient preferences, more patient visits and treatments are moving out of traditional hospital settings. How are companies, providers and payers seeing this and responding? A range of stakeholders will share their perspectives.
    • IUSM Students and Postdocs can attend these excellent conferences for free by emailing Kelli Conder (kconder@indiana.edu). Note: if you do not attend, you will be charged for your lunch!

 

Tuesday May 10th

IHIF Annual Meeting – Mon, May 9 – Tues, May 10

The Indiana Health Industry Forum welcomes you to join us for the 2016 Annual Meeting for members of the state’s health science business community to be held May 9-10. Open to IHIF members and members of the business community, we welcome you to join us and build your business network with industry leaders from across the state and country.  There is a cost to attend this event.

APRIL 2016

Tuesday April 26th:

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE SERIES

  • Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Cancer Research Institute (R4) Room 101
  • Presenter(s): Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD & Jonathan Rossing, PhD
  • Audience: Faculty

As part of IU’s affiliation with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies and the IU School of Medicine to host a three-part workshop series this spring on communicating science effectively to lay audiences such as students, lawmakers, and funders.

All participants are asked to commit to the entire three workshop series, as each session builds upon the previous. The group will meet on March 22, April 12, and April 26. Please note, if you register for this event, you will be registered for all three sessions.

  • Session 1, March 22, 7:00am-9:00am: Connecting With Your Audience
  • Session 2: April 12, 7:00am-9:00am: Distilling Your Message
  • Session 3: April 26, 7:00am-9:00am: Media Training for Scientists and Physicians

Thursday April 21st

IBJ Life Science Power Breakfast Series – Thurs, April 21 Downtown Indianapolis

What needs to happen to turn plans for the 16 Tech innovation into reality? What are universities and the private sector doing to commercialize more of the research done by faculty? What are the big trends in life sciences to keep an eye on in 2016? The answers to these and other questions will be discussed. NOTE: There is a cost to attend this event! http://www.ibj.com/events/230

Wednesday April 20th

Postdoc Live! Seminar

When: 2:00 – 3:00 PM in R4 101

Postdoc Live! is the monthly seminar series sponsored by the IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs highlighting postdoctoral research at IUSM. To make this program a success, we need YOUR participation! Support your fellow postdoc by coming out to the seminar. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. The poster for printing and distribution is attached. 

  • Emily Anderson-Baucum, PhD from the Department of Medicine will be presenting “Deoxyhypusine Synthase Promotes Macrophage Inflammation and M1 Polarization”. 

Also on Wednesday April 20th

Café Inquiry

 7:00 PM Downtown Indianapolis

CINSO (Central Indiana Science Outreach) and the Center for Inquiry of Indiana co-host the monthly lecture series “Cafe Inquiry”. This month will feature “EDUCATING GLOBAL SCIENCE STUDENTS WHILE THEY HELP DISCOVER DRUGS FOR NEGLECTED DISEASES” – WILLIAM SCOTT @ CAFE INQUIRY. More details at: http://cinsoindy.org/

Tuesday, April 19th

IHIF Life Science Lunch   11:30 – 1:00 PM (EST) Downtown Indianapolis

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us. There is NO CHARGE TO ATTEND, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details.

This month’s topic is: “Mastering Life Science Social Media and Marketing”.  

Thursday, April 14th

New Postdoc Orientation – Thurs, April 14  9:00 – 10:30 AM in Daly 186. If you plan to attend, please sign up by 5:00 PM TODAY – Mon, April 11th

A New Postdoc Orientation will be held on Thurs, April 14 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Daly Student Center, MF 186. Please note this is independent of the New Employee Orientation given by University HR. This orientation is provided by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for new IUSM postdocs to get better acquainted with the services and benefits available to you during your postdoctoral training.

Wednesday, April 13th

From the PhD/Postdoc to Tech Transfer Manager – Wed, April 13 4:00 – 5:00 PM in R3 303/305

Please join us as Dr. Jennifer Finefield, IURTC Senior Technology Manager, will discuss her career path from getting her PhD and working as a postdoc to becoming a Senior Technology Manager.  Dr. Finefield earned in BS in Chemistry from Illinois State University and then earned in PhD in Organic Chemistry from Colorado State University.  After completing her postdoc at Colorado State University, Dr. Finefield joined IURTC approximately 3 years ago as a Technology Manager.  Dr. Finefield was recently promoted to Senior Technology Manager, where she works to evaluate inventions, facilitate the patent process, prepare and negotiate licenses, and build relationships with university researchers and industry contacts.  In this session, Dr. Finefield will discuss her role as a technology transfer manager, how she transitioned to this position from her PhD/postdoc and also provide some general tips for those interested in tech transfer!

April 12th

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE SERIES

  • Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Cancer Research Institute (R4) Room 101
  • Presenter(s): Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD & Jonathan Rossing, PhD
  • Audience: Faculty

As part of IU’s affiliation with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies and the IU School of Medicine to host a three-part workshop series this spring on communicating science effectively to lay audiences such as students, lawmakers, and funders.

All participants are asked to commit to the entire three workshop series, as each session builds upon the previous. The group will meet on March 22, April 12, and April 26. Please note, if you register for this event, you will be registered for all three sessions.

  • Session 1, March 22, 7:00am-9:00am: Connecting With Your Audience
  • Session 2: April 12, 7:00am-9:00am: Distilling Your Message
  • Session 3: April 26, 7:00am-9:00am: Media Training for Scientists and Physicians

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iupui.edu.

MARCH 2016

March 24-25th:

Postdoctoral Recruitment Weekend – Thurs, March 24 & Fri, March 25

SIGN UP NOW! The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will be hosting the first Postdoctoral Recruitment Weekend at the IUSM on March 24-26, 2016!  We are asking for IUSM faculty, postdoc, current student and staff participation to make this a successful event!  We have several events planned for which we would like your participation.

March 23rd:

Postdoc Live! – Wed, March 23  2:00 – 3:00 PM in R4 101

Postdoc Live! is the monthly seminar series sponsored by the IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs highlighting postdoctoral research at IUSM. To make this program a success, we need YOUR participation! Support your fellow postdoc by coming out to the seminar. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. The poster for printing and distribution is attached.

  • Chiao-Ling Lo, PhD from the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology will be presenting! RSVP at

March 22nd:

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE SERIES

  • Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Cancer Research Institute (R4) Room 101
  • Presenter(s): Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD & Jonathan Rossing, PhD
  • Audience: Faculty

As part of IU’s affiliation with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies and the IU School of Medicine to host a three-part workshop series this spring on communicating science effectively to lay audiences such as students, lawmakers, and funders.

All participants are asked to commit to the entire three workshop series, as each session builds upon the previous. The group will meet on March 22, April 12, and April 26. Please note, if you register for this event, you will be registered for all three sessions.

  • Session 1, March 22, 7:00am-9:00am: Connecting With Your Audience
  • Session 2: April 12, 7:00am-9:00am: Distilling Your Message
  • Session 3: April 26, 7:00am-9:00am: Media Training for Scientists and Physicians

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iupui.edu.

March 16th:

IUSM Leadership Book Club – Wed, March 16 10:00 – 11:00 AM in MS 207G

Join the Leadership Book Club for the next book on the list: Don’t Be Such A Scientist by Randy Olson, Chapter 3 – End. If you are interested in getting on the book club email list for updates or to join, contact Emily Blue (emblue@iupui.edu).

ALSO on March 16th:

Legal Seminar for International Postdocs

When:  1:00 – 2:30 PM for session in Van Nuys, MS 122A. 

Individual 15 min one-on-one sessions from 2:45 – 4:00 PM in the Daly Center, MF 175. 

  • This seminar is being offered by the IUSM Graduate Division, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the IU Office of the Vice President and General Counsel.  Angela Adams, IU Associate General Counsel, will provide a broad overview of visas including the J-1 visa (including waiver information), the H1-B visa cap issues, the National Interest Waiver and Extraordinary Ability applications and the I-485.
  • Adams will also be available after the seminar to meet with those in the audience for individual one-on-one sessions.  If you’d like reserve a 15-min timeslot to meet with Ms. Adams, please contact postdocs@iupui.edu with the Subject title “International Legal Seminar Appointment” with your preference of time to meet (2:45 – 3:00 PM; 3:00 – 3:15 PM; 3:15 – 3:30 PM; 3:30 – 3:45 PM; 3:45 – 4:00 PM).  Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis!

Tuesday, March 8

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE SERIES–Cohort Group 1

  • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Glick Eye Institute (GK) ,103
  • Presenter(s): Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD & Jonathan Rossing, PhD
  • Audience: Faculty
  • As part of IU’s affiliation with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies and the IU School of Medicine to host a three-part workshop series this spring on communicating science effectively to lay audiences such as students, lawmakers, and funders.

All participants are asked to commit to the entire three workshop series, as each session builds upon the previous. The group will meet on February 9, February 23, and March 8. Please note, if you register for this event, you will be registered for all three sessions. Click here for more info, and to register.

  • Session 1, February 9, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Connecting With Your Audience
  • Session 2: February 23, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Distilling Your Message
  • Session 3: March 8, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Media Training for Scientists and Physicians

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iupui.edu.

 

Friday, March 4th – Sunday, March 6th

National Postdoctoral Association Meeting

When/Where:  March 4-6 in Grand Rapids, MI

  • The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Annual Meeting is the largest meeting and networking event in the postdoctoral community. Each meeting is highly engaging and productive for postdoctoral scholars, administrators, and other individuals working to enhance the postdoctoral experience. Our Annual Meetings are held each year in the spring. More information can be found at http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/?2016AnnualMeeting

Wednesday, March 2nd:

IUSM Leadership Book Club – Wed, March 2 10:00 – 11:00 AM in MS 207G

Join the Leadership Book Club for the next book on the list: Don’t Be Such A Scientist by Randy Olson, Intro to Chapter 2. If you are interested in getting on the book club email list for updates or to join, contact Emily Blue (emblue@iupui.edu).

ALSO Wednesday, March 2nd:

Handling Difficult Situations and People

When: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in Medical Library (IB) 317

  • Conflicts are an inescapable part of life.  Some conflicts – like disagreements over scientific results – can be productive. But conflicts over space, money, and authorship can turn ugly quickly. How you handle conflict depends in part on your personality and techniques you’ve learned to resolve differences. This introductory workshop begins with the attendees self-assessing their own attitudes and approaches to resolving conflicts. As a group, we then consider some scenarios involving conflicts with other people and develop strategies for dealing with them.  At the end of the workshop, participants will:
    • Understand their preferred mode for handling conflict
    • Be able to recognize strategies that others use to deal with conflict
    • Understand the value of “I” statements vs. “You” statements
    • Recognize how to deal with specific types of conflict involving demanding, critical, and hostile people

About the speaker: Doug Kalish is a Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, with a PhD in Biology from Harvard and more than 30 years of management experience outside of academia. He’s been a founder or early executive in four startups, as well as being Managing Partner of the Price Waterhouse World Technology Centre and Chief Knowledge Officer at Scient. He has advised the IT and biotechnology industries on issues from knowledge and content management to collaboration and conflict resolution. He now devotes his time to helping students make the transition from academia to the business world, and maintains an extensive set of free resources at www.dougsguides.com

Also on Wednesday March 2nd:

Negotiating Job Offers and Salary

When:  3:30-5pm    Location:  R3-203 Auditorium

  • Getting a job offer is usually the start of a negotiation process – and one that most people aren’t comfortable with.  Whether you’re pursuing an academic or nonacademic job, you’ll need to know what components of the job offer can and can’t be negotiated, and how to make your case in a non-threatening and constructive way. This workshop examines strategies and tactics for negotiating your first salary, how to prepare for performance evaluations, and demonstrate basic skills that make negotiations less stressful and more effective.

About the speaker: Doug Kalish is a Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, with a PhD in Biology from Harvard and more than 30 years of management experience outside of academia. He’s been a founder or early executive in four startups, as well as being Managing Partner of the Price Waterhouse World Technology Centre and Chief Knowledge Officer at Scient. He has advised the IT and biotechnology industries on issues from knowledge and content management to collaboration and conflict resolution. He now devotes his time to helping students make the transition from academia to the business world, and maintains an extensive set of free resources at www.dougsguides.com

Also on Wednesday March 2nd:

BEYOND THE NUMBERS – Do colleges and universities put forth serious efforts to address diversity?

When:  Wednesday, March 2nd 7:00-8:00 PM EST

Today’s student population is the most racially and culturally diverse in the history of American higher education. Nevertheless, recent events surrounding student protests against campus racism, and lack of support for students of color call to question the true intention behind diversity efforts. This discussion takes a critical look at institutional diversity beyond the numbers, and focuses on the issues of campus climate and multicultural competence.

Moderator:  Anthony Quinn, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toledo

Dr. Quinn earned a MS degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University Missouri-St Louis, and a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He currently serves as president of the University of Toledo Black Faculty and Staff Association, is a founding member of the UT- Brothers on the Rise mentoring program, and is faculty advisor to the UT-Black Graduate Student Association and the UT-Charles Drew Society.

Introductory Speaker: Paul L. Porter, Ph.D.
Director of Programs and Evaluation for Diversity Affairs, Indiana University School of Medicine
As an experienced educator, administrator, and speaker, Dr. Porter’s work engages the intersection of higher education and cultural studies with an emphasis on cultural competence, unconscious bias, racial identity and campus experiences for men of color and other historically underrepresented student populations. He has shared his perspectives on issues of race, violence, and social justice in higher education on the online show Student Affairs Live, the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Community Conversations, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Dr. Porter earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana State University, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Studies from Ball State University and Eastern Michigan University.

TUESDAY MARCH 1st

Postdoc Journal Club 

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • R2 301
  • Presenter:  Julia Hum, PhD (Ken White’s lab)
  • Manuscript to be discussed:   “Activation of Cardiac Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 4 Causes Left Ventricular Hypertrophy”

FEBRUARY 2016

Saturday, February 27

Indiana Physiological Society 6th Annual Conference

  • This one-day meeting is for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students as well as faculty.
  • 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
  • Theme: Translational Science: Molecules to Organism
  • This student-centered meeting includes:
    • Keynote speaker, oral and poster presentations of research conducted by graduate, undergraduate and high school students
    • Breakout sessions for students and teachers, careers for physiologists, educating the Educator, and biological models in physiological research and teaching
    • CASH AWARDS to students – Abstracts deadline mid-January 2016
  • Meeting details including information on registration will be distributed in December.

Tuesday, February 23

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE SERIES–Cohort 1

  • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Glick Eye Institute (GK) ,103
  • Presenter(s): Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD & Jonathan Rossing, PhD
  • Audience: Faculty

As part of IU’s affiliation with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies and the IU School of Medicine to host a three-part workshop series this spring on communicating science effectively to lay audiences such as students, lawmakers, and funders.

All participants are asked to commit to the entire three workshop series, as each session builds upon the previous. The group will meet on February 9, February 23, and March 8. Please note, if you register for this event, you will be registered for all three sessions.

  • Session 1, February 9, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Connecting With Your Audience
  • Session 2: February 23, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Distilling Your Message
  • Session 3: March 8, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Media Training for Scientists and Physicians

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iupui.edu.

Friday, February 19

2016 IUPUI TA Spring Colloquium on Teaching

  • Campus Center 308 | 12:45 – 4 p.m.
  • Organizers: James Gregory of the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Presenters: James Gregory, Anusha Rao, Douglas Jerolimov, Brian Coppola

Reflecting on one’s teaching is an essential skill that graduate students should develop to improve their teaching and to prepare to write a teaching philosophy for an academic job search. This year’s Spring Colloquium on Teaching will begin with a structured reflection activity focused on attendees’ teaching experiences this past fall semester. This activity will be followed by an interactive discussion entitled “Graduate School is Not a Career… So What are You Doing to Prepare for One?” led by Brian Coppola, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Departmental Chair for Educational Development and Practice at the University of Michigan. Professor Coppola has helped graduate students professionalize for both academic and industry positions through the CSIE|UM and CALC|UM programs at the University of Michigan.

Also on Friday, February 19

  • The Kelley School of Business will host the second of three Center for the Business of Life Sciences conferences for the 2015-16 school year. The topic of this conference is “The Continuing Disruption of Healthcare and Life Sciences Business Models.”
    • Time and location: 8:00 am to 3:15 pm at OneAmerica Tower, One American Square, Indianapolis, IN 46282
    • Cost pressures and the provisions of reform laws are driving change in the healthcare value chain. How fast and effectively is “fee for service” giving way to outcomes and capitated agreements focusing on wellness and prevention?   What will be the impact on innovative new products and intellectual property? “Major players” will discuss the disruption from a variety of angles.
    • IUSM Students and Postdocs can attend these excellent conferences for free by emailing Kelli Conder (kconder@indiana.edu). Note: if you do not attend, you will be charged for your lunch!

Thursday, February 18

  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:00-2:00 pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase).
  • Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!

Also on Thursday, February 18

12th Annual IUPUI International Festival

You are invited to eat, explore, and engage in IUPUI’s global community at the International Festival.

  • 10:30am- 2:30pm in the IUPUI Campus Center
  • Eat FREE FOOD from around the world
  • Explore international opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Engage with international student groups, community organizations and global vendors
  • Wear international fashion for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble giftcard and enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, and more

Also on Thursday, February 18

A Night of Networking hosted by Indy Science Connect. 

  • Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
  • Location: Two Deep Brewing Company  (714 N Capitol)
  • It will be an evening of networking and conversation.  We will also have a brief update on the works at 16 Tech.

Here is the invitation from Indy Science Connect member and IUSM Alum Zach Neeb:

Friends & Colleagues,

I’d like to invite you to an event sponsored by Indy Science Connect, a networking forum created by employees of Eli Lilly and Company and PhDs from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The goal of this group is to strengthen the connections between Indianapolis life science employers and local PhD candidates, post-docs and other graduate students so that they are aware of local work opportunities.

These goals are supported by BioCrossroads, and I hope that you can attend this event to share information about our life sciences ecosystem. 

Please RSVP to indysciconnect@gmail.com (address to Zach Neeb) if you plan to attend.  If you cannot attend, please feel free to invite a friend or colleague by forwarding this message to them.

I look forward to seeing you.

Best – Zach
________________________________________________
Zachary P. Neeb, PhD
Clinical Research Scientist, Cardiovascular Development
Eli Lilly and Company

Wednesday, February 10

Transitioning from academic research and teaching to Pharma, my journey to the DARK side

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM in R3 203
  • Dr. David Gifondorwa, Research Scientist, Laboratory for Experimental Medicine at Eli Lilly and Company, will be presenting “Transitioning from Academic Research to Pharma: My Journey to the DARK Side” on Wed, Feb 10 from 4-5 PM, R3 203. In addition to his current role at Lilly, Dr. Gifondorwa also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the company.

Tuesday, February 9

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE SERIES–Cohort 1

  • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Glick Eye Institute (GK) ,103
  • Presenter(s): Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD & Jonathan Rossing, PhD
  • Audience: Faculty

As part of IU’s affiliation with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies and the IU School of Medicine to host a three-part workshop series this spring on communicating science effectively to lay audiences such as students, lawmakers, and funders.

All participants are asked to commit to the entire three workshop series, as each session builds upon the previous. The group will meet on February 9, February 23, and March 8. Please note, if you register for this event, you will be registered for all three sessions. Click here for more info, and to register.

  • Session 1, February 9, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Connecting With Your Audience
  • Session 2: February 23, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Distilling Your Message
  • Session 3: March 8, 4:30pm-6:30pm: Media Training for Scientists and Physicians

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iupui.edu.

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  • The February IUSM Postdoc Journal Club will meet from 9-10 am in Research II (R2) 301.
  • Paul Childress, PhD from Dr. Melissa Kacena’s lab in Orthopedics will be presenting a talk titled “Exploring Megakaryocyte Influences on Osteoblast and Osteomac Gene Expression.”
  • Postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome. Breakfast will be served.

JANUARY 2016

Thursday, January 28

ODA Town Hall: Muslim in America

  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • Walther Hall (R3) C303/305
    Audience: Faculty, students, staff
  • The Office of Diversity Affairs and Professor Edward E. Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts & Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI will host a special Town Hall meeting that reaffirms IUSM as a safe space for all religious communities. This activity is intended to raise the quality of dialogue surrounding the Muslim community and help enlighten individuals who would like to learn more.
  • Sponsored by the IUSM Office of Diversity Affairs . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at 317-274-1939 or by email at iusmdiv-AT-iupui.edu.

Wednesday, January 27

  • The IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am (in Daly Center MF185)
    • We will discuss the Chapters 5-8 of the book Work Rules!: Insights from Google that Will Transform How You Lead and Live by Laszlo Bock.

Monday, January 25

Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership with Patricia Treadwell, MD

  • Time: 11:45 aM – 01:00 PM
  • Location: Fairbanks Hall (FS), 5005

Women have achieved significant accomplishments in medicine and science, yet comprise a relatively small proportion of faculty, especially at the highest ranks and positions of leadership. As a result, women faculty tend to have a smaller professional networks than male colleagues and have fewer role models of success.

The Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series is intended to create a forum where all faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women.

Please join us in honoring the career of Patricia Treadwell.

Diversity Calendar 2016

MLK Week 2016 Events-Office of Diversity Affairs

Saturday, January 23

Portal to the Public Workshop Series with CINSO and Science Central

  • Central Indiana Science Outreach (CINSO) is proud to announce that registration is now open for our first professional development workshop series! We are partnering with Science Central in Fort Wayne to present Portal to the Public. During four sessions, researchers will learn to develop effective and engaging activities to share their work with science center visitors of all ages. This work will culminate in a special full day event at Science Central where we will share our activities with visitors.
  • Participants must be able to attend all workshop sessions (dates are Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, and Mar. 20). Three sessions will take place in Indianapolis. Participants will travel to Fort Wayne twice as a group and will be expected to share their activity at Science Central in Ft. Wayne once more throughout the year.
  • You will also have opportunities to share your activity at the Indiana State Museum and with other CINSO partners. Registration is limited but is open to researchers of all levels from senior grad students and lab staff to postdocs and PIs.
  • Check out the link below for more information and to register: https://centralindianascienceoutreach.wordpress.com/professional-development/portal-to-the-public-professional-development-workshop-series/

Wednesday, January 20

Civil Rights Activities – Then and Now with Ora Pescovitz, MD

  • Time: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
  • Location: Emerson Hall (EH), 304-404

Dr. Ora Pescovitz currently serves as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Eli Lilly & Company, and is the former CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Her father, Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch, was a close friend and colleague of Dr. King’s, and gave a eulogy at the memorial service for the slain civil rights leader. Dr. Pescovitz will discuss her father’s book “From the Hill to the Mount” about his life’s work pursuing social justice and the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Wednesday, January 13

  • The IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am in MS B14.
    • We will discuss the Chapters 1-4 of the book Work Rules!: Insights from Google that Will Transform How You Lead and Live by Laszlo Bock.

Tuesday, January 12

Everyday Bias Workshop

  • 3:30PM – 4:30 PM in R3 303/205
  • Join the Graduate Division for this informative workshop! This workshop, facilitated by Dr. Paul Porter, Director of Programs and Evaluations for the IUSM Office of Diversity Affairs, explores how unconscious biases develop, how they influence perceptions and decision making, and their impact on institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. This will be a great seminar to explore unconscious bias as scientists work with a variety of people from all backgrounds all the time!
  • RSVP to attend at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EverydayBias

DECEMBER 2015

Wednesday, December 30

  • Visit the Circle of Lights with your fellow postdocs!
    • Our final postdoc social of the year will be on the evening of Wednesday, December 30.
    • All postdocs, friends, and families are invited to visit Monument Circle for the Circle of Lights.
    • We will gather in the MS Atrium at 5:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 30 to coordinate rides to the circle. We will go for hot chocolate and dinner afterwards!

Thursday, December 17

  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-2:30 pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase).
    • Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!
    • Executive Council nominations will be accepted at this meeting, or online.

Wednesday, December 16

  • The IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am in Daly Center MF 186
    • We will discuss the book Tribes by Seth Godin.

Thursday, December 10

  • 2015 Indiana AgBiosciences Innovation Summit–this FREE summit is from 1:00-4:30 pm, followed by a networking reception from 4:30-6:30 pm.
  • JW Marriott Hotel, White River Ballroom, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Presented by AgriNovus Indiana

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  • The IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am in Daly Center MF 185
    • We will discuss the book Bossypants by Tina Fey.

NOVEMBER 2015

Monday, November 30

  • William J. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning
    • Location: Campus Center 450 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Organizer: Office of Academic Affairs and Presenter: Katie Watson, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
    • This program will involve participants in the emerging field of applied improvisation in teaching and learning with keynote, Katie Watson, JD, an award-winning Assistant Professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, who is also an adjunct faculty member at the Second City Training Center. Come learn how improv can be used for more than comedy — its foundational principles also drive a pedagogical strategy that is engaging, effective, innovative and fun — and discover new ways to invigorate your teaching.

Friday, November 20

  • The Kelley School of Business will host its first of three Center for the Business of Life Sciences conferences for the 2015-16 school year. The topic of the first conference is “Personalized and Precision Medicine.”
    • Time and location: 8:00 am to 3:15 pm in Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus.
    • Personalized Medicine has long been touted as the next “big thing” in healthcare. On one hand, advances in genomic testing, bioinformatics and the development of companion diagnostics indicate its time has come. However, as the challenges 23andMe, Inc. encountered obtaining regulatory approval show there are still many issues unresolved. Speakers and panelists will update attendees on the latest in this important slice of healthcare.

Thursday, November 19

  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-2:30 pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase).
    • Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!
    • Nominations for the December Executive Council elections will be accepted at this meeting.

Wednesday, November 18

  • The IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am in Daly Center MF 186
    • The current book is Start. by John Acuff—we will discuss Chapters 8 through the end.

Tuesday, November 17

  • Making Science Make Sense: Adapting Complex Topics for Multiple Audiences
    • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 5 – 7 p.m.
      Organizer: Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and Presenters: Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and Jonathan Rossing
    • Scientists and physicians today are required to connect to and tailor their communication for a variety of audiences. Whether speaking to a patient, a journalist, or a funder, they must speak clearly and vividly about their work and why it matters, in terms non-scientists can understand.
    • This workshop borrows techniques from improvisational theater and communication studies to help participants speak more spontaneously, responsively, and directly. The workshop is not about acting, but about helping scientists and physicians to connect with and engage their audience. Participants will practice finding common ground with an audience, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work.
    • Sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development as part of the FEED (Faculty Enrichment and Education Development) program.

Thursday, November 12

  • BioCrossroads Frameworx event – The Role of the Indiana CTSI: Impacting the life sciences sector, translating science into therapies
    • Dr. Anantha Shekhar, Director of the Indiana CTSI, and Debra Lappin, Principal at Faegre Baker Daniels and co-author of the report, will provide a deeper understanding of the Indiana CTSI and compare its progress with five other CTSA organizations across the country. They’ll also provide insight on how the Indiana CTSI is positioned to take advantage of and respond to emerging expectations in translational science.
    • Location: D’Amore on the 48th floor of the Chase Tower on Monument Circle.
    • Registration and networking begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the session from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    • Parking is available in the Chase Tower garage off of Pennsylvania Street or on the street level at parking meters.

    Maximizing Funding Opportunities a Series by the IUPUI Graduate Office and Graduate Mentoring Center

    • Fall Workshop: “The Nuts and Bolts of Budgets and Logic Models.” 11/12, 4:00-5:30 PM

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Dr. Joanne Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene and founder of the current Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science will be visiting us from 3:00 – 4:30PM for a great career session in R3 203!

Dr. Kamens will also meet with a small group prior to the session.

This session will:

  • Give you some criteria to consider in deciding which non-academic path may be right for you
  • Provide concrete tools and resources for preparing for this transition

Dr. Kamens received her PhD in Genetics from Harvard Medical School then spent 15 years at BASF/Abbott working on both small molecule and antibody therapies for immune disease. In 2007 she joined RXi Pharmaceuticals as Senior Director of Research Collaborations. Dr. Kamens founded the current Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science.

For more information, http://blog.addgene.org/author/joanne-kamens and http://www.thepostdocway.com/spotlight/joanne-kamens-phd

Friday, November 6

  • Save the date for the annual PFFP Pathways Conference 2015 on November 6, 2015. This conference is always a great event.

Also on Friday, November 6:

  • Maximizing Funding Opportunities a Series by the IUPUI Graduate Office and Graduate Mentoring Center
    • Fall Workshop:  “Clear Communication For Grant Success.” 11/6, PFFP Pathways Conference

Wednesday, November 4

  • The IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am in MS 207G
    • The current book is Start. by John Acuff—we will discuss Chapters 5 through 7.

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  • The November IUSM Postdoc Journal Club will meet from 9-10 am in Research II (R2) 301.
  • Mary Saunders, PhD from Dr. Louis Pelus’s lab in Microbiology and Immunology will be presenting a talk titled “Rho GTPases in the Hematopoietic Bone Marrow Niche.”
  • Postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome. Breakfast will be served.

 

OCTOBER 2015

Friday, October 30Halloween social

  • Post-doc Halloween Social  4-6 pm in the R3 atrium.
  • Take a break Friday afternoon to hang out and get into the Halloween mood—there will be candy and a costume contest!

Thursday, October 29

  • American Medical Women’s Association Mentoring Mixer
    • 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM in Fairbanks Hall (FS) Lobby
    • The AMWA Learner–Faculty Mentoring Mixer is a great opportunity for all medical students, graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty to build their professional networks in a casual environment.
    • Please join members of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Student Chapter and the IUSM Women’s Advisory Council in the Fairbanks Hall Lobby. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, October 28

  • Women in Medicine & Science Conference
    • 8:00 a.m – 11:45 a.m. in Fairbanks Hall (FS) 1112
    • This year’s conference will focus on resilience, featuring Dr. Shine Chang; Director of Cancer Prevention Research Training Program UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Also on Wednesday, October 28

Postdoc Live! will feature Robert Charvat, PhD from the laboratory of Gustavo Arrizabalaga, PhD in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, PhD.Postdoc Live Flyer - Oct 2015-1

  • Join us from 2:00-3:00 pm in Cancer Research (R4) 101 as Patricia presents a talk entitled “Unique aspects of mitochondrial remodeling in the parasite Toxoplasma gondii.”
  • Hosted by IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs– postdocs -(at)- iupui.edu.
  • To make this program a success, we need YOUR participation! Support your fellow postdoc by coming out to the seminar. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 

Wednesday, October 21

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  • 4:00-5:00 pM in Walter Hall (R3) 203
  • Dr. Bob Considine (Professor, Department of Medicine) will be giving a seminar with tips on composing the new format biosketch that is now required by the NIH. Dr. Considine sits on the Clinical and Integrative Diabetes and Obesity Study Section, and therefore has great insight into what reviewers are wanting to see in these biosketches. Please come join us! Students, Postdocs, and Faculty are all welcome.

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  • Also on October 21, the IUSM Office of Diversity Affairs is hosting a Diversity Book Club. Dr. Sara Grethlein will discuss the award-winning memoir Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
    • Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
    • Location: Medical Science Building MS 209

 

 

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  • The IUSM Office of Diversity Affairs is hosting a Lunch and Learn to introduce their new faculty fellows, Dr. Chemen Tate and Dr. Joanna Chambers.
    • Time: Noon-1:00 pm
    • Location: MS B11
    • Lunch will be provided for attendees who RSVP—note that space is limited. RSVP at 274-1939 or email iusmdiv@iupui.edu.
  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-2:30 pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase).
    • Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!
  • Maximizing Funding Opportunities a Series by the IUPUI Graduate Office and Graduate Mentoring Center
    • Fall Workshop:  “Writing For Success.” 10/15, 4:00-5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 14

  • Start by John AcuffThe IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am in MS 207G
    • The current book is Start. by John Acuff—we will discuss Chapters 1 through 4.
  • Sean Gehen, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Toxicologist with Dow AgroSciences on Wednesday, Oct 14th from 4-5 p.m. in R3 203
  • Join us during one of our regularly scheduled professional development events to learn about the training and career path of Dr. Sean Gehen, Senior Regulatory Toxicologist with Dow AgroSciences. Sean earned his doctoral degree in Toxicology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University. In this session Sean will discuss working with Dow AgroSciences, and his transition from the training setting into this career.
  • ASCB 2015 Abstract Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 14th!
    • At ASCB 2015, it’s all about the latest, cutting-edge science. That’s why ASCB accepts abstracts until October 14. All abstracts, including those submitted by October 14, will be grouped by topic for poster presentation. Make sure you have every opportunity to get your research to San Diego this December, in front of the very best of the scientific community. Click here to submit your abstract and join us in San Diego in December!

Wednesday/Thursday October 14/15

  • The 2015 Indiana Life Sciences Summit will be at the JW Marriott. The theme is “Innovation–in the lab and in the community.”
    • Day 1 (Wednesday): Capital Innovation Day + Life Sciences Networking Reception
    • Day 2 (Thursday): Catalyzing Innovation Day
    • Click here for more information or to register. Note: while pricey, there is a significant discount for academia.
    • This is a unique opportunity to network and learn more about the future of Indiana’s life sciences industry which accounts for a $59 billion impact on our economy, employs more than 55,000 Hoosiers, and exports nearly $10 billion worth of new products each year.

Friday, October 9

  • The IUSM Postdoctoral Association proudly presents the 2015 IUSM Postdoc Symposium! Click here for more details.

Wednesday, October 7

  • The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning will host a Drafting a Teaching Philosophy Workshop.
    • Time: 1:30-4:00pm in University Library (UL) 1126.
    • Presenters: James Gregory, Richard Turner
    • Click here to register.

Tuesday, October 6

The October IUSM Postdoc Journal Club will meet from 9-10 am in Research II (R2) 301.

Emily Anderson-Baucum, PhD from Dr. Raghu Mirmira’s and Dr. Carmella Evans-Molina’s labs in the Wells Center for Pediatric Research will be presenting the article “Sympathetic Neuro-adipose Connections Mediate Leptin-Driven Lipolysis” (Cell 2015; 163, 84–94; PMID: 26406372).

Postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome. Breakfast will be served.

Cosponsored by IUSM Postdoctoral Association and the IU Simon Cancer Center

SEPTEMBER 2015

Wednesday, September 30

  • The IUSM Leadership Book Club meets from 10:00-11:00 am in MS 207G
  • The current book is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell—we will discuss Chapters 7 through the end.

Also on Wednesday, September 30

IUSM Networking Event: “networkIN” 

  • The Indiana University School of Medicine Network Committee formally invites you to the networkIN event.
  • 6:00-8:00 pm at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health (720 Eskenazi Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202)
  • Please join us for an evening of networking and great conversation with current graduate students, recent graduates, and postdocs at IUSM as well as representatives from life science-related organizations across Indiana.
  • We hope that you will join us and look forward to seeing you there!

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Friday, September 25

Postdoc Appreciation Event: Postdoc & Faculty Mentor Appreciation Reception (with the presentation of the Outstanding Postdoc & Postdoc Mentor Awards)
Location: MS Atrium
Event Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
To thank postdocs and postdoc faculty mentors for their efforts, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites IUSM postdocs, their PIs, faculty, graduate students and administrators to the Postdoc & Faculty Mentor Appreciation Reception on Friday, September 25th. At the reception, the first annual Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards – designed to recognize and honor the achievements of both IUSM postdocs and IUSM faculty mentors – will be presented!

Thursday, September 24

2015 Steven C. Beering Award lecture

  • Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D., Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University is the recipient of the 2015 Beering Award. Dr. Glimcher will present her lecture “Stressed Out: A Novel Approach to Cancer Immunotherapy”
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am in the Walther Hall (R3) 203 Auditorium
  • A reception to follow in the Walther Hall Atrium.

Also on Thursday, September 24

Postdoc Appreciation Event: Postdoc Picnic
Location: The SkyFarm at Eskenazi Health **
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Also on September 24, Making the Most of Your Presentation with Jean-Luc Dumont

  • Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Presented by IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Strong oral presentation skills are key to success for doctors, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers find difficulty with this task. While systematic in other areas of work, presenters may approach speaking intuitively, and sometimes haphazardly, with good intentions, but less than ideal results. With a Ph.D in Applied Physics from Stanford University and engineering background from the Louvain School of Engineering, Jean-luc Doumont devotes his time and energy to training doctors, scientists, business people, and others in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Dinner will be served.

Wednesday, September 23
Postdoc Appreciation Event: Coffee and Donuts
Location: R3 Atrium, 2nd Floor
Event Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Also on Wednesday, September 23

A special lecture geared for post-docs, graduate students, medical students and residents.

Title: 2015 Steven C. Beering Student Lecture: Close to the Bone: Schnurri-3, a novel gene that remodels the skeleton

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D., Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University is the recipient of the 2015 Beering Award.

Date: Wed, Sep 23rd

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 Pm

Location: Walther Hall (R3) 203

Also on Wednesday, September 23

Postdoc Live! will feature Patricia Celestino Soper, PhD from the laboratory of Matteo Vatta, PhD & Shaochun Bai, PhD in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.

  • Join us from 2:00-3:00 pm in Cancer Research (R4) 101 as Patricia presents a talk entitled “IU Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Lab: Overview of Lab Services and Clinical Case Presentation.”
  • Hosted by IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs– postdocs -(at)- iupui.edu.
  • To make this program a success, we need YOUR participation! Support your fellow postdoc by coming out to the seminar. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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Tuesday, September 22
Postdoc Appreciation Event: Ice Cream Social
Location: R3 Atrium, 2nd Floor
Event Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Also on Tuesday, September 22

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD: Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership

  • Location: Walter Hall R3 303/305
  • Event Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Please join us in honoring the career and 2015 Steven C. Beering Award winner, Laurie H. Glimcher, MD.
  • Women have achieved significant accomplishments in medicine and science, yet comprise a relatively small proportion of faculty, especially at the highest ranks and positions of leadership. As a result, women faculty tend to have smaller professional networks than male colleagues and have fewer role models of success. The Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series is intended to create a forum where all faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women.

Monday, September 21
Postdoc Appreciation Event: IUSM Postdoc Association Open House with Pizza Lunch
Location: Glick 103
Event Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, September 17

  • From the PhD/Postdoc to Assistant Professor at a Medical School
    • Time: 11:00am -12:00pm in Glick Hall Rm 103
    • Join us as Dr. Jamie Alan, PharmD, PhD will speak about her career path from being a PhD and postdoc to becoming an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the Foundational Sciences Discipline in the College of Medicine at Central Michigan University in 2013.
    • Dr. Alan received her PhD in Pharmacology from UNC – Chapel Hill in Pharmacology and then went on to do her postdoctoral work at the University of Kansas (KU).
    • Dr. Alan will touch upon juggling the many responsibilities of her position including setting up her lab as a new faculty, her teaching responsibilities, mentoring students, and committee responsibilities. This will be a great session for those interested in learning more about transitioning to a faculty from the postdoc from someone who recently made that transition.
  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-3pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase).

Wednesday, September 16

  • BioCrossroads is hosting a free networking session from 8-10am in the Chase Tower in downtown Indy. These Frameworx sessions include 30 minutes of networking with various attendees followed by a panel discussion.
    • September’s topic is Food, Science and Human Health: How Indiana Companies are Bridging the Life Sciences and Food and Agriculture.
  • IUSM Leadership Book Club meets.
    • Meeting time: 10:00-11:00 am in MS 207G
    • The current book is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell—we will discuss Chapters 4-6.

Wednesday, September 9

Of Science & Strategy: Focus your life for career success with Dr. Isaiah Hankel

  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in IB 317 (3rd floor of Ruth Lilly Medical Library)
  • Dr. Isaiah Hankel will be at IUSM for an exciting career development workshop! Dr. Hankel is the best-selling author of Black Hole Focus and renowned international speaker who helps individuals, teams, and organizations develop an entrepreneurial mindset to accelerate success.
  • If you would like 2 free chapters of his book, Black Hole Focus, and a guide on industry careers, you can enter your name and email at: https://isaiahhankel.leadpages.co/indiana-university/. Also, check out the video!
  • Also check out http://cheekyscientist.com/.

Thursday, September 3

  • Write Winning Grant Proposals Symposium
  • Walther Hall (R3) 203/205 | 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • This popular annual event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

AUGUST 2015

Friday, August 28

  • Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement Workshop, 9:00 – 11:30AM in Van Nuys Medical Science Building (MS) B14
  • Presenters: James Gregory and Richard Turner
  • IUSM Graduate Office and the IUSM Office for Postdoctoral Affairs are partnering with the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning to offer this workshop on the medical side of campus for those interested in learning how to write their teaching statements.
  • This workshop can be used for those applying to research faculty and/or teaching positions or can be used as a part of “The Academy of Teaching Scholars” Program!

A teaching philosophy statement articulates the assumptions and expectations that shape a faculty member’s teaching strategies. Often used as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, and course syllabi, a teaching philosophy captures and documents a teacher’s values and successes in teaching. This workshop will involve active writing and revising to engage participants in conceptualizing, drafting, and revising a statement of teaching philosophy. Each participant should bring a laptop, pen and paper, or some other device with which to work. Participants with existing statements of teaching philosophy can develop them further during this session. The workshop will last two and a half hours.

Tuesday, August 25

**FREE** INDY SCIENCE NETWORKING EVENT

  • Indy Science Connect invites you to a networking event. Join both science professionals, postdocs, and grad students on Tuesday 8/25/15 from 6-8 pm at the Yard House downtown.  Send questions to indysciconnect@gmail.com. They look forward to seeing you!
  • Indy Science Connect is organized by a group of former IUSM postdocs. They are working to connect professionals in the life sciences industry across field and function. Check them out on LinkedIn!

Friday, August 21

  • IUSM Biomedical Gateway Reception for new graduate students will be held from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM in the Van Nuys Medical Sciences Building (MS) Atrium.
  • All IUSM postdocs are invited! Click here by Wednesday, August 12th to RSVP for the Welcome Reception.
  • The Erica Daniel Kepner Award for Scientific Achievement will also be presented during the reception to a current graduate student.

Nominations for Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards are due!

  • The IU School of Medicine Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is proud to announce the first annual Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards.
  • These awards are designed to recognize and honor the achievements of both IUSM postdocs and IUSM faculty mentors.
  • Nominations are due by Friday, August 21st at 5PM. The awards will be announced and presented during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 21-25, 2015.

Thursday, August 20

  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-3pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase).
  • Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!

Also on Thursday, The Scientific Toasters at IUSM will meet.

  • A Humorous Speech Contest will be held from 5:30-6:30pm in Walther Hall (R3) 303/305
  • All postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome!
  • The Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

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Friday, August 14

  • This is the ABSTRACT DUE DATE for the 2015 IUSM Postdoc Symposium.

Building Your Mentoring Team Workshop with Dr. Julie Welch 

  • Also on Friday, August 14 from 12-1:30PM in Glick 103
  • Dr. Julie Welch, Director of Mentoring at the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), will lead an informative session on mentoring.
  • Topics highlighted will include resources for mentorship, how to seek mentorship from your research mentor by being proactive and how to make the most of a less than ideal situation if you find that you are not being mentored well by your advisor.
  • In this interactive session, there will also be time for discussion about mentoring, including skill building and mentoring from the mentee’s perspective. This will be a great session for all postdocs as multiple topics regarding mentoring will be addressed.
  • Lunch (Pizza) will be provided.

Wednesday,  August 5

Academy of Teaching Scholars Workshop with Dr. Krista Hoffmann-Longtin

  • Join us from 4-5 pm in Walther Hall (R3) 203 for this exciting new initiative!
  • Dr. Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, Director of the Academy of Teaching Scholars, will provide an overview of the Academy of Teaching Scholars: Foundations in Teaching Excellence Program.
  • This program, originating out of OFAPD for faculty development, will now be open to postdocs and senior grad students wanting to gain a foundation in teaching, at their own pace.The IUSM Academy of Teaching Scholars works to advance the stature, quality and innovation within all aspects of teaching throughout the school.

Why join the Academy of Teaching Scholars?
Because you have an interest in developing and refining your teaching skills and techniques. It is FREE to complete Tier 1 (The Foundations of Teaching Excellence) AND it’s at your own pace.
At the end of the Academy of Teaching Scholars: The Foundations of Teaching Excellence Program (Tier 1), you will:

  1. Have written and honed your teaching philosophy statement
  2. Be knowledgeable in the fundamentals of teaching and learning philosophy through teaching development workshops
  3. Have documentation of your teaching via an official peer review from trained faculty peer reviewers that can be added to your teaching dossier

Tuesday, August 4

  • The August IUSM Postdoc Journal Club will meet from 9-10 am in Research II (R2) 301.
  • Paul Childress, PhD from Dr. Melissa Kacena’s lab in Orthopedic Surgery will be presenting the article “Megakaryocytes regulate hematopoietic stem cell quiescence through CXCL4 secretion” (Nature 2014 Aug 7;512(7512):78-81).
  • Postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome. Breakfast will be served.Slide1

 

JULY 2015

Tuesday, July 28

  • Scientific Writing from the Reader’s Perspective with Dr. George Gopen
  • Walther Hall (R3) 203/205 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizer: Center for Teaching & Learning and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

As competition for external funding becomes more challenging, getting one’s scholarly work successfully published is more important than ever. Dr. Gopen’s approach is based on a single idea: learning to write for the reader allows the writer to control what readers learn. This is a wonderful session–highly recommended to all!

Wednesday, July 29

  • Advanced Scientific Writing from the Reader’s Perspective with Dr. George Gopen
  • Walther Hall (R3) 203/205 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Organizer: Center for Teaching & Learning and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

If you are planning to attend this advanced workshop you must have attended the initial workshop on Tuesday, July 28 or in a previous year.

Wednesday, July 22

International Postdoc Coffee Hour

  • Join us from 3:15-4pm on Wednesday at the Eskenazi Starbucks to chat with fellow International Postdocs at IUSM. The Starbucks is in the Fifth Third Office Building on the south end of the new Eskenazi Hospital.
  • Look for the table with the “IUSM Postdocs” sign!

Postdoc Live! will feature Minal Mulye, PhD from the laboratory of Stacy Gilk, PhD in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

  • Join us from 2-3 pm in Cancer Research (R4) 101 as Minal presents a talk entitled “Cholesterol and Coxiella.”
  • Hosted by IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs– postdocs -(at)- iupui.edu.

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Tuesday, July 21

  • The Professional Development committee of the IUSM PDA is pleased to present NaShara Mitchell, JD, Assistant Dean and Director of Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP).
  • The talk will occur from 12-1 pm in Research II (R2) 101.
  • Dean Mitchell will be speaking about the PFFP program and the important skills postdocs need for a career in academia and other professional settings.
  • The PFFP program is designed to introduce advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the full range of professional responsibilities in research, teaching, and service for those interested in the academy and professional career options for those interested in non-academic careers.

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Thursday, July 16

  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-3pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase).
  • Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!

Wednesday, July 15

  • The Professional Development committee of the IUSM PDA is pleased to present Joshua Heyen, PhD, Founder and CEO of Xylogenics.
  • Dr. Heyen will be speaking about “Creating a Professional Development Plan as a Postdoc and Scientist.”
  • The talk will occur from 4-5 pm in Walter Hall (R3) 303/305
  • All postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome—pizza will be served!
  • Please RSVP here.

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Friday, July 10

  • Enjoy Friday Happy Hour with IUSM Postdocs at the Rathskeller!
  • All are welcome starting at 5:30pm. Look for the table (probably inside) with the IUSM Postdocs sign
  • Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Wednesday, July 8

Postdocs: Navigating Your IU Benefits

  • 1:30 – 3:30 PM Cancer Research (R4) 101
  • 1:30 PM – Postdoctoral Appointees (AC1)
  • 2:30 PM – Postdoctoral Fellows (FLP)

Do you know your healthcare benefits as a postdoc? In these back-to-back information sessions, representatives from University Human Resources (HR) will be on hand to explain your healthcare benefits and then answer your questions! Whether you’re classified as an AC1 (Postdoctoral Appointee) or FLP (Postdoctoral Fellow), this is a great forum to learn more about your IU healthcare benefits. Come to one, or both!

Tuesday, July 7

  • The July IUSM Postdoc Journal Club will be from 9-10 am in Research II (R2) 301.
  • Chinh Hoang, PhD from Dr. Simon Conway’s lab in the Wells Center for Pediatric Research will be presenting a talk entitled, “Ptf1a is required for maintenance of adult pancreas acinar cells by promoting digestive enzyme production and preventing expression of duct genes.”
  • Postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome. Breakfast will be served.

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Saturday, July 4

Fireworks with Postdocs!!!

  • Bring your own camping chairs and food/drinks and enjoy the Annual Regions Bank Freedom Blast with fellow postdocs on Mass Ave.
  • Starting 9:30 pm Near Pizzology, 608 Massachusetts Avenue

JUNE 2015

Thursday, June 25

  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-3pm in MS 207G. Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!

Wednesday, June 24  

  • Postdoc Live! will feature Emily Anderson-Baucum, PhD from the laboratories of Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD & Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD in the Department of Medicine.
  • Join us from 2-3 pm in Cancer Research (R4) 101 as Emily presents a talk entitled “Deoxyhypusine Synthase Promotes Macrophage Inflammation and M1 Polarization.”
  • Hosted by IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs– postdocs -(at)- iupui.edu.

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Wednesday, June 10

  • The Scientist hosts a Virtual Career Expo online from 12-5pm EDT. This free event will cover topics like finding jobs outside academia, business and marketing, scientific communications, clinical and industry research, law and regulatory affairs.
  • The IUSM Graduate Division will host Emili Sperling, Career/Etiquette Coach and Alumni Programs Officer with Indiana University on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Indianapolis Propylaeum (1410 Delaware St #2, Indianapolis 46202) for Etiquette: Polished First Impressions.
  • Emili will guide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through the elements of etiquette in the most common professional settings. From utensils to handshakes to tipping, you’ll be a polished Hoosier—ready to impress at your next professional event. There is a $10 FEE to attend and should be paid in cash at the event. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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Friday, June 5

  • The monthly IUSM PDA postdoc social will be lunch at noon at Blaze Pizza (913 Indiana Ave, next to Qdoba)

Thursday, June 4

  • An IUSM Postdoc Symposium planning meeting will be held from 1:30-2:30pm in MS207G. All are welcome!

Tuesday, June 2

  • The June IUSM Postdoc Journal Club will be from 9-10 am in Research II (R2) 301.
  • Paula Hauck, PhD from Dr. Lindsey Mayo’s lab in the Wells Center for Pediatric Research will be presenting “A model of breast cancer heterogeneity reveals vascular mimicry as a driver of metastasis” (Nature 2015; 250(7547): 358-362)
  • Postdocs, students, and faculty are welcome. Breakfast will be served.

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MAY 2015

Wednesday, May 27

  • Postdoc LIVE! from 2-3pm in R4 101, featuring Matthew Hufford, PhD from the Kaplan lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
  • Dr. Hufford will be presenting “Transcription factors regulating Th9 differentiation and allergic disease: ETS important.”
  • All postdocs, graduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

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Thursday, May 21

  • IUSM Postdoctoral Association Monthly Meeting will be held from 1:30-3pm in Walther Hall (R3) C300B (behind main staircase). Bring a postdoc friend and get involved!

Friday, May 15th

IUSM Postdoc Volleyball Tournament

  • The IUSM Postdoctoral Association is holding a postdoc volleyball tournament for our monthly social event! Take a break from the lab, and show off your volleyball skills! Teams will be formed at the start of the tournament.
  • Date and Time: Friday, May 15, 2015 from 4:30-6:30pm
  • Location: Volleyball Court near University Blvd and North St. (south of Lockefield Gardens apartments)

2nd Annual Midwest Postdoc Symposium at Iowa State University

  • The Postdoctoral Symposium serves to provide opportunity to network with representatives from academia, industry, and entrepreneurs and showcase the research of postdoctoral researchers of different disciplines in the Midwest
  • Information and FREE registration is available at https://www-pda.sws.iastate.edu/news/event/mps2015

Tuesday, May 5th

Postdoc Journal Club

  • 9-10 am in R2 301
  • David Olivos, PhD from the Mayo and Kacena labs will be presenting.
  • Journal article: “Melanoma exosomes educate bone marrow progenitor cells toward a pro-metastatic phenotype through MET” (Nature Medicine 2012; 18(6): 883-891).
  • Breakfast will be served!

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Friday, May 1st

Company and Position Hiring Overview

  • 12:00-1:00 PM–in Glick Eye Institute Rm 103
  • Avant Healthcare is a leader in peer-to-peer marketing for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, creating comprehensive communication strategies and plans that deliver superior medical and health education to healthcare professionals across multiple channels. Learn more about this company and their hiring process/needs at this session. Presented as part of the IUSM Graduate Division Career Week.

APRIL 2015

Wednesday, April 29th

networkIN Networking Event

5:30-7:30 PM IU Health Neuroscience Center, 355 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Brought to you by the IUSM Networking Committee! You are invited to an evening of networking with representatives from companies across Indiana. The list of invitees includes industry and biotech companies such as Eli Lilly, Covance, AIT Laboratories, and Dow AgriSciences as well as representatives from a variety of other careers. This event will facilitate conversation between members of the IUSM community and potential employers. It is a great way to learn about available opportunities and enhance network development. Individuals at all stages of their career are encouraged to attend.

Please dress in business casual attire. We hope that many of you will join us and look forward to seeing you there. Presented as part of the IUSM Graduate Division Career Week.

Tuesday, April 28th

  • 1:00-2:00 PM: Get Dressed – Womenswear
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: Get Dressed – Menswear
  • The professional world brings a whole new set of expectations for your wardrobe. Are you—and your closet—up to the task? In this session take time with Indiana University Alumni Association career coach Emili Sperling to adapt your fashion sense from collegiate to professional. Presented as part of the IUSM Graduate Division Career Week.

Monday, April 27th

  • 3:30-5:00 PM: Marketing Yourself for Career Success
  • Know the process! Learn to market yourself to employers, know what hiring managers are looking and how to prepare some of the written documents such as the cover letter for your career success. Join Jennifer Williams, Director of Career Services and Professional Development at the IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology and elected Chair of the IUPUI Career Services Council for this session. Presented as part of the IUSM Graduate Division Career Week.

Wednesday, April 22

  • The monthly Postdoc Live presentation will be held in R4 101 from 2-3pm.
  • Chinh Hoang, PhD from the Conway lab in the Wells Center for Pediatric Research will be presenting “Mechanism(s) of Catecholamine Deficiency in Pax3 Mutant Fetuses.”
  • Hosted by the IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Friday, April 17

  • The monthly Postdoc Social will be in R3 atrium from 4-6pm.
  • Come and enjoy some snacks for a few minutes and meet your fellow postdocs!

Thursday, April 16

  • The monthly IUSM Postdoc Association Meeting is from 1:30-3pm in R3 C300B.
  • All IUSM Postdocs and Faculty are encouraged to attend—bring a postdoc friend!
  • We are continuing to plan the 1st annual IUSM Postdoc Symposium for this fall.

Tuesday, April 7

  • The April IUSM Postdoc Journal Club will be from 9-10 am in Research II (R2) 301.
  • Mary Saunders, PhD from Dr. Louis Pelus’ lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology will be presenting the journal article, “Neuropathy of haematopoietic stem cell niche is essential for myeloproliferative neoplasms.” (Nature. 2014 Aug 7;512(7512):78-81).
  • Postdocs, students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Breakfast will be served.

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MARCH 2015

Friday, March 20

  • The monthly Postdoc Social will be in R3 atrium from 4-6pm.
  • Come and enjoy some snacks for a few minutes and meet your fellow postdocs!

Thursday, March 19

The monthly IUSM Postdoc Association Meeting is from 1:30-3pm in Daly Center 122A. All IUSM Postdocs and Faculty are encouraged to attend—bring a postdoc friend!

Tuesday, March 17–St. Patrick’s Day

Postdoc Journal Club featuring Maegan Capitano, PhD from Dr. Hal Broxmeyer’s lab from 8:30-10am in R2 303.

  • Dr. Capitano’s research presentation is titled, “Mild heat treatment primes human CD34+ cord blood cells for migration towards SDF-1 alpha and enhances engraftment in an NSG mouse model.”
  • Breakfast will be served. This is open to all–postdocs, grad students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Postdoc Happy Hour! Join your fellow postdocs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the ‘Stacked Pickle’ with $2.50 Pints and Martinis.

  • Friends and family welcome.
  • When: March 17th, 5.30-7:30pm
  • Where: Stacked Pickle-IUPUI, 910 W 10th Street Suite 1, Indianapolis, IN – 46202

FEBRUARY 2015

Wednesday, February 25

  • The monthly Postdoc Live presentation will be held in R4 101 from 2-3pm.
  • Emily Blue, PhD from the Haneline lab in the Wells Center for Pediatric Research will be presenting “Altered epigenome in endothelial progenitor cells following intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes.”
  • Hosted by the IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Friday, February 20

  • The monthly Postdoc Social will be held from 4-6pm in the Walther Hall (R3) Atrium
  • TGIF! Take a break from the lab, and meet your fellow postdocs. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Thursday, February 19

  • The monthly IUSM Postdoctoral Association Meeting will be held from 1:30-2:30 pm in MS 122A.
  • At this 2nd meeting of the newly formed IUSM Postdoctoral Association, we will be discussing bylaws and begin planning upcoming activities. We hope everyone can come!!
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