BCM Career Development Course 2016-2017

Communications

Mon Feb 02 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Critical Reading and Evaluation of Scientific and Medical Literature - Philosophy of the scientific inquiry and literature; Strategies of reading, sources of literature and pitfalls; Evaluating the experimental approach, support of data for the conclusions, unique contribution and interpreting the scientific impact and significance.

Gayle Slaughter

Mon Feb 09 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Poster Presentations - Understanding the elements of a poster (title, authorship, abstract, methods, experimental data, conclusions, references); Organizing the layout, effective illustration and use of figures and tables to attract interest; Effective presentation style and use of aids to emphasize important points, clarity of speech and effective use of jargon; Answering questions and defending your work.

Gayle Slaughter

Mon Mar 02 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Oral Presentations - Knowing your audience, length of talk and speaking at the appropriate level; Organizing your presentation, effective illustration and use of slides/transitions; Effective presentation style and use of aids to emphasize important points; Introducing topics and concepts, clarity of speech and effective use of jargon; Acknowledgements and referencing; Answering questions and defending your work.

Gayle Slaughter

Mon Mar 09 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Scientific Writing I - Critical writing and manuscript preparation. - Choosing a Journal; Defining the Question and the Answer; Parts of a Scientific Manuscript (title, authorship, abstract, introduction, materials and methods)

Susan Marriott

Mon Mar 16 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Scientific Writing II - Reviewers, revisions, and responding to critiques. - Parts of a Scientific Manuscript (Results, Figures and Tables; Discussion), Continuity of the Parts; Considerations for clear and effective writing

Susan Marriott

Management

Mon May 04 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Successful Conflict Resolution - Sources of conflict, conflict styles, recognize common goals, underlying interests and negotiate consensus or win/win rather than win/lose. Effective personnel skills, kindergarten skills (share, play fair, no hitting, clean up, tell the truth, respect the property of others, apologize), paint vision, clear expectations, communicate, hire better than yourself, nurture team, involve people to solve problems, reward and recognize, know your strengths.

William Brock

Mon May 11 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Setting Up a Lab (and Staffing) - Staffing a lab, recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, dismissing, mentoring. Equipping a lab; designing space; ordering and installing equipment; acquiring licenses; training courses; implementing data management systems for ordering, expenses, and research documentation.

Brendan Lee

Mon May 18 12:00-1:00

Room: N315

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Balancing Family and Career: Time Management - Set goals with the big picture in mind; conceptualize problems to communicate better; focus on outcomes; change will happen: maximize opportunities, minimize risk. Be accountable for time, effort, money and space; do not procrastinate; base decisions on facts; read email when you will deal with it; do not duplicate effort - do it right the first time; put most pressing item at the top of the agenda. Communicate; listen; develop tolerance for ambiguity; use humor; hire people smarter than yourself; foster group cohesiveness; delegate.

Margaret Goodell

Ethics Module 1

Tue Mar 21 1:00-2:00

Room: McMillian

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(1M) Mentorship - the mentor postdoc relationship, setting expectations for the PI and postdoc, finding mentors, being a good mentor

Alison Bertuch

Tue Mar 21 2:00-3:00

Room: McMillian

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(1L1) Data acquisition and record keeping responsibilities - responsibilities for record keeping, challenges in keeping accurate and understandable notebooks, ownership of research materials, reagent/data sharing

David Nelson

Tue Mar 28 2:00-3:00

Room: McMillian

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(1L2) Responsible authorship and publication - giving credit when credit is due, when to cite or not, how to use direct quotes, paraphrasing, plagiarism, copyright and copyright permission

Carolyn Smith

Tue Mar 28 3:00-4:00

Room: TBA

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(1C) Case Studies - Data management/Plagiarism - Case-based discussion on record keeping, ownership of research materials, citation and plagiarism

Faculty

Ethics Module 2

Tue Apr 11 1:00-2:00

Room: McMillian

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(2L2) Ethics of Experiments with Animals - when can animals be used ethically in research, avoiding unnecessary pain/suffering and euthanasia, appropriate selection of numbers/types of animals in research, animal use approval

Cindy Buckmaster

Tue Apr 11 2:00-3:00

Room: McMillian

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(2L1)Research Misconduct and Laboratory Safety Refresher - Falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, whistleblowers, allegations, investigations, penalties. College policy and mechanisms for handling misconduct allegations, federal policies and procedures.

Safe Practices in the Laboratory: refresher of material covered at orientation regarding laboratory safety

David Nelson

Tue Apr 11 3:00-4:00

Room: TBA

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(2C) Case Studies - Scientific Misconduct/Animals - Case-based discussion on scientific misconduct and experiments with animals (small group discussion format with faculty facilitator)

Faculty

Ethics Module 3

Tue Apr 18 1:00-2:00

Room: McMillian

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(3L2) Collaborative research including collaborations with industry - The values/responsibilities of collaboration, establishing collaborative relationships, grants, contracts, intellectual property considerations, impact of industry collaborations on publication, thesis submission, declaring source of support in seminars and publications, BCM conflicts of interest policy.

Lynn Zechiedrich

Tue Apr 18 2:00-3:00

Room: McMillian

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(3L1) Authorship/Peer Review-Financial and other conflicts of interest - Organizing your paper, preparing manuscripts, who should be an author?, responsibilities of an author, manuscript review systems, responsibilities of a reviewer, dealing with criticism

conflicts of interest in the peer review process, financial and professional conflicts and their management

Carolyn Smith

Tue Apr 18 3:00-4:00

Room: TBA

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(3C) Case Studies-Peer Review/Collaboration - Case-based discussion on peer review, conflicts of interest, collaboration (small group discussion format with faculty facilitator)

Faculty

Ethics Module 4

Tue Apr 25 1:00-2:00

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(4L1) Research with Human Subjects - definition of research with human subjects, experiments with human material, confidentiality of medical data, experiments involving humans, informed consent.

Stacey Berg

Tue Apr 25 2:00-3:00

Room: McMillian

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(4L2) The scientist as a responsible member of society - Contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research

Christi Guerrini

Tue Apr 25 3:00-4:00

Room: TBA

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(4C) Case Studies-Human Subjects/Science and Society - Case-based discussion on research with human subjects, societal impact of research (genetics/genomics, stem cells, neuroethics) (small group discussion format with faculty facilitator

Faculty

Wed Apr 26 12:00-1:00

Room: Kleberg

 

(4L3) Rigor and Reproducibility - The scientific method, blinding and randomization, technical vs. biologic replicates, authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources, transparency

Alison Bertuch

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