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Edge Seminars

for MD and PhD investigatorscompleting training and establishing their careers
Edge Seminars give you a chance to receive advice tailored to your career stage and ask questions about topics of concern to you. Seminars cover a wide range of career development topics such as grant writing, presentation skills, career timeline, and getting a job in academia.  Some of them count as RCR training sessions.

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Why should you come to these seminars?

For some of you, because it’s required by your degree program.  For others, because your training program director nominated you, and you want to impress them, right?  But for all of you, these seminars offer:

  • Guidance on topics like grant writing, presentation skills, mentoring, career timeline, and getting a job in academia.
  • Advice tailored to your career stage.
  • New insight from senior faculty.
  • Responsible Conduct of Research credit (some seminars).
  • A chance to ask questions about topics of concern to you, such as:
    • In my situation, which K award should I apply for and when?
    • How should I handle my first faculty job negotiation?
    • What should I do about this conflict with my mentor?
  • A confidential environment in which to ask questions.
  • An opportunity to connect with others at similar career stages.
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Ways to be involved:

Post Edge Seminar schedule in your lab.

Add trainees to the mailing list. Email Verna Wright

Present a seminar aimed at postdocs & early faculty. Email Rebecca Helton

How it Works
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MCN C-2209 | lunch provided | no RSVP

Monthly on Thursdays from 12-1 PM.

Seminars will not be livestreamed.

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upcoming Edge Seminars events [ view all events ]
April 25, 2024 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) VUMC Finance | MCN C-2209
Newman Seminar
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
RCR
May 2, 2024 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Tara Helmer & Nan Kennedy | MCN C-2209
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Writing & Publishing
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
RCR
May 6, 2024 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
May 14, 2024 | 11:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
May 15, 2024 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
May 28, 2024 | 11:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
May 30, 2024 | 10:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
September 16, 2024 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
January 13, 2025 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
Edge seminars are for MD and PhD investigators completing training and establishing their careers.
Testimonials
Dr. West always gives the best advice - this seminar was incredibly helpful.

~ Edge Seminar Participant

I love Dr Gannon's openness about her experiences and feelings. She is so successful and a great role model that discussions like this are more meaningful coming from her.

~ Edge Seminar Participant

Very practical and encouraging.

~ Edge Seminar Participant

Success

Clinical Instructor

Department
Medicine/Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Award Type
  • K23

Assistant Professor

Department
School of Nursing
Award Type
  • R01

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine/Hematology Oncology
Award Type
  • R56

Instructor

Department
Medicine/Gastroenterology
Award Type
  • K23



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