Professional Skills

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SAVE THE DATES!  Second Fridays of each month, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

All sessions will be online via Zoom until further notice.

The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own.  The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend!

You must register to receive the Zoom link.  Register by clicking on the date below that you would like to attend.  There is a separate registration for each date listed.

Coming Soon…schedule for Fall/Spring 2021-22


Date Seminar Title Speaker
September 11, 2020 Get Stuff Done Presentation Amanda Catron, UF Office of Graduate Professional Development
October 9, 2020 Getting Published increasing visibility Linda B. Cottler, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Research & Planning, College of Public Health and Health Professions
November 13, 2020 rescheduled due to technical difficulties
December 11, 2020 Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position  L. Jeannine Brady, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry
January 8, 2021 Embracing and Leading Change Wayne T. McCormack, PhD, Director, Office of Biomedical Research Career Development
February 12, 2021 Leadership Strategies for Emerging Professionals Lindsay Lynch, EdD, Human Development & Organizational Strategies in Education, College of Education
March 12, 2021 Managing Public Speaking Anxiety Diana Nagy, EdD, Senior Lecturer, Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication, College of Journalism & Communication
April 9, 2021 Peer Review  – What you Really Need to Know Bruce A. Goldberger, PhD, Professor and the Chief of the Division of Forensic Medicine in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
May 14, 2021 Incorporating Adult Learning Principles into Instruction Erik W. Black, PhD MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Education, College of Medicine, Associate Director, HSC Office of Interprofessional Education
June 11, 2021 Ethics in the Mentoring Relationship Roger Fillingim, PhD, Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, UF Mentor Academy Director


Seminar Recordings – 2019-20

DatePresentation TitlePresenter NameMediasite Link
The Art (and Science) of Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions
Patrick Duff, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, College of Medicine

Effective Science Communication in the Internet Age
Kevin Folta, PhD, Professor, Horticultural Sciences, IFAS
Project Management
Jenny Seitz, MEd, Training System Administrator, UF Training & Organizational Development
Team Dynamics and Leading Teams
Wayne T. McCormack, PhD, Director, Office of Biomedical Research Career Development
Mentoring Across Diversity
Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome, PhD, iAAMCS Project Manager, UF Dept. of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
“Leadership in Science”
Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida
“Intellectual Property – Where Science Meets Business” Anita Rao, MS, MBA
Assistant Director,
UF Innovate Tech Licensing;
Jeffrey D. Hsi, PhD, JD, Shareholder, Pharmaceutical Group from the Intellectual Property Law Firm o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
4/10/2020Communication and Conflict
Jade Williams, PhD, Lecturer, UF Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication

“University Structure & Planning for Promotion”
Mark Segal, M.D., Ph.D. , Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Collaboration Plans: A Secret to Success for Collaboration
Wayne T. McCormack, PhD, Director, Office of Biomedical Research Career Development

Archive of past seminars

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