What: Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives — a PREP-IMSD symposium
Who: All undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate students and graduate students can submit abstracts and are eligible for travel awards. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
When: May 11-12, 2018
Where: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives (SITDP) is a scientific conference organized by the students of Mayo Clinic's Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), The University of Chicago IMSD and PREP, co-sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Next-gen diversity: reinforcing the PIpeline
Increasing diversity in biomedical research is a key focus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other major research institutions, such as the Biomedical Science Careers Program. The training path to reach senior faculty positions is long and uncertain to most students. To help clearly define this path and encourage students from various training levels to continue, we have designed programming to reinforce the PIpeline of diverse faculty and ensure that the next generation of scientists includes thinking from diverse perspectives.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
||Breakfast and poster setup
||Poster presentations: Session 1 (odd-numbered posters) and booths
- CV Workshop. Come learn how to fine tune your CV. Bring a copy of your CV and hear techniques for how to put your best foot forward with a comprehensive CV.
- Getting into Graduate School. Learn tips and tricks for preparing a strong and successful application. This session will cover personal statements, selecting schools, and letters of recommendation.
- Presentation Skills. Learn how to improve your scientific presentation skills during this presentation skills workshop. This session will focus on how to improve your poster presentations and oral presentations.
|11:50 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
||Keynote lecture and lunch — Dr. Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
||Poster presentation: Session 2 (even-numbered posters) and booths
||Dinner, awards and closing remarks
- Must be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet
- Include department and institution where research was conducted
- 10 minutes long with five minutes for questions
- Must be sent one week in advance to organizing committee at Mayo Clinic
Naima A. Yusuf, Cori E. Fain, Sarah A. Castro and Cheryl A. Dornink
- Email: email@example.com
Feb. 13, 2018