Professional Skills

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SAVE THE DATE!  Second Fridays of each month, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm (feel free to bring your lunch!) All sessions will be online via Zoom until further notice.  We will resume in room C1-17 when possible.

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!

Registration is done in succession

Updated Information:  If you can’t make it in person, here is an updated Zoom video conference link:


Session Title



The Art (and Science) of Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions

W. Patrick Duff, MD, Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, COM


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, PharmD, Dean & Distinguished Professor, UF College of Pharmacy


Intellectual Property – Where Science Meets Business  (C1-15)

Anita Rao, 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.


Communication and Conflict Management

Zoom only –

Jade Williams, PhD, Lecturer, UF Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication


University Structure & Planning for Promotion

Mark S. Segal, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, UF College of Medicine


Collaboration Plans: A Secret to Success for Collaboration

Wayne T. McCormack, PhD, Director, Office of Biomedical Research Career Development

2019-20 Mediasite recorded seminars

Archive of past seminars

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