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Edge for Scholars Retreat

Building CollaborationsCreating Connections
A day away from campus to focus on building bridges with colleagues across Vanderbilt.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Camp Widjiwagan, Percy Priest Lake
Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge

KEYNOTE: Naftali Kaminski MD
Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

The Edge for Scholars Retreat offers early career researchers and their mentors an energizing mix of talks and breakout sessions focused on building bridges with peers, mentors, and new colleagues.

After a delicious camp lunch and good conversation, spend an afternoon creating shared connections with traditional camp activities including horseback riding, archery, and boating. Dress casual and bring your sense of adventure.

2023 Retreat Agenda

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE EDGE RETREAT 2023

LESSONS LEARNED AT THE 2022 RETREAT
The Power of Strong Connections | Fiona Harrison, PhD
Perfection is a Productivity Blocker | Jamie Meegan, PhD

mentor notes

All are welcome at the 2023 Edge for Scholars Retreat.

It is a great day for connecting with trainees.

Mentors can lead round table discussions. Contact Rebecca Helton.

2022 RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS
Keynote

Mary Margaret Chren, MD
Chair, Dermatology

Mentor Panels & Roundtables

Speed Peer Mentoring

Camp Activities

Fun

Connection

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Testimonials
Overall, it was a fantastic retreat and a great way to make connections and learn new skills to grow as a scientist.

~ Retreat Participant

What a great way to start the academic year - 10/10!

~ Retreat Participant

This was a wonderful day filled with collaboration, research strategy, and career defining conversations. The attendees were excited to be there and Edge for Scholars out did themselves with resources, connections, and support. I was grateful to attend and plan to return next year!

~ Retreat Participant

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