Approximately 30 of the university’s newest early-career investigator faculty gathered at the GRU Cancer Center on September 15, 2015 for a research-oriented career development workshop. The event, co-sponsored by the Cancer Center, the Office of Leadership Development, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, and the Educational Innovation Institute, featured campus leaders representing a wide variety of research-related resources. In response to requests made by research faculty for more targeted onboarding, more than 15 presenters covered topics including Mentorship, Library Resources, Tech Transfer, International and Postdoctoral Services, and Promotion and Tenure, to name a few.
Emerging as an expansion of Career Development 101 for Clinical Faculty, directed by Ralph Gillies, PhD, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Development, the research-focused Career Development 101 made its debut this year as a half-day course, directed by Lisa Middleton, PhD, in collaboration with Dr. Gillies and Nita Maihle, PhD, Cancer Center Associate Director for Education. A resource packet derived from the event is available online: http://www.gru.edu/mcg/development/documents/cd101eci4.compressed.pdf.