zoom- link to be shared day of event
Sep 13, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Speaker(s): Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This session will address preparing early to be ready for the fall application cycle.

As you begin your search for a faculty job, it is important to be aware of all the aspects of this complex process. This workshop provides an overview of what you need to do to ensure a productive academic job search. Topics covered in this session include: finding job opportunities, assessing your goals, and preparing your application packet.

This session will be on zoom, link to be shared with registrants the day of the event.


To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180, by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for an event, please email OITE-EventServices@od.nih.govRequests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.

GMS7950GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

This course is offered each year during the Fall semester.

GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

2 credits, Fall 2021

Tuesdays, periods 8-9, 3:00-4:55 pm

Course Director:  Wayne T. McCormack, PhD


Biomedical scientists are trained during graduate school and postdoctoral studies to be researchers.  However, those who pursue academic career tracks are also expected to teach, and are often not well prepared for this faculty assignment.  This elective course provides an overview of educational issues faced by biomedical scientists teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level.  The goal of the course is to familiarize biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with techniques that are the most relevant for beginning teachers, e.g. teaching skills & strategies and the underlying theory of learning and teaching.  The course will use a variety of teaching formats modeling teaching behaviors, and will provide practical guidelines for a variety of teaching skills.


For more information, please see:

To register for this course, please contact Susan Gardner at

Registration is open for two elective graduate course for UF Health students interested in developing professional skills related to research collaboration and to teaching.

team science

GMS 6945, Team Science

1 credit, Fall 2021

Thursdays, period 7, 1:55-2:45 pm

Course Director:  Wayne T. McCormack, PhD


Addressing today’s complex research and societal problems requires integration of specialized knowledge bases and cross-disciplinary collaboration. This course offers practical guidance about engaging in Team Science to pursue complex research questions, work effectively with team members, and assess team performance in order to produce high impact research outcomes.  In addition to short lectures and class discussions about team science principles, strategies, and evidence of effectiveness, students will be expected to identify a current research team of their choice that they are involved in, and practice team science strategies during the semester. 


For more information, please see:

To register for this course, please contact Susan Gardner at



Be sure to check the Professional Skills – Teaching link for information about seminars and workshops about building teaching skills!

New Certificate Program Offered by the UF Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence

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The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is kicking off a new certificate program this fall called Passport to Great Teaching! Earn “travel miles” by participating in workshops, conferences, faculty learning communities and much more. Receive badges after traveling 400 miles in a specific category and your certificate after traveling 1,000 miles. This program is available to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Scroll to the bottom of the Events and Workshops page for a calendar of upcoming events by month, and registration information.  Events are also listed on the GradDev calendar.

Sample Topics:  Be sure to check out the full list at the Events and Workshops page!
Aligning Assessments to Objectives
Design & Facilitation of Online Discussions
Effective Feedback
Technology to Captivate Students
Getting Hired: Navigating the Academic Job Market
Flipping Your Classroom With Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Best Practices for Group Work in E-Learning




Intersections Science Fellows Symposium – Apply By August 31st




the Intersections Science Fellows Symposium (ISFS) is a postdoc-led, faculty-advised initiative that advances diversity, equity and inclusion in academic science by showcasing the work of mid- to late stage postdocs from diverse backgrounds in the life sciences and providing opportunities for them to network with >20 hiring institutions and receive 1:1 mentoring and professional development.

The next ISFS will take place virtually on November 1-3, 2021. The call for applications is currently open. Postdocs from any U.S.-based lab, who are ready or almost ready for the academic job market, are eligible to apply (no nationality requirements, PhD and MD/PhD degree holders). Applicants from historically under-represented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged. Priority research areas include: biochemistry, biophysics, cancer biology, cell/developmental biology, cognitive science or psychology, computational/quantitative biology or bioinformatics, genetics/genomics, immunobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, virology.

Applications consist of a research statement (1 page), diversity statement (1 page), and a CV, submitted by August 31, 2021.

A total of 30 Fellows will be selected to participate based on their scientific contributions and vision and their potential to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia.