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Earn the UF Certificate in Multicultural Mentoring – First Session is Sept. 14th





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Fall 2021 Postdoc Writing Program – Apply Now


The Fall Writing Program is open to all UF Postdocs and will include a weekly Virtual Writing Retreat & Writing Support Group, with one instructional workshop per month. Writers are strongly encouraged to attend all writing and instructional sessions to stay on track with writing goals and contribute to peer accountability structures.

  • Virtual Writing Retreats & Writing Support Group – Every Thursday 2-4pm
  • How to Develop a Writing Habit – Sept. 9th 2-4pm
  • Essentials of Peer Review workshop – Oct. 14th 2-4pm
  • Science Writing for Broad Audiences – Nov. 11th 2-4pm

(Workshops will replace weekly writing retreats, and will include time for writing)

Learn more and register to be a part of the UF Postdoc Writing Community!


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K College Seminar Series Begins Sept. 1st


K College is a monthly seminar series that provides support, opportunities and resources for career development in clinical and translational research.

This seminar series ranges from life-work balance to identifying core facilities available to Scholars. It provides peer support and opportunities to raise issues of concern and discuss need for resources to support career development in clinical & translational research. The target audience is early stage investigators, pre and post doctoral researchers

First Wednesday of the each month. Noon – 1:30 p.m.

All sessions will be online via Zoom (until further notice):
Meeting ID: 939 4888 6952
Passcode:  221204

View the full schedule and join the K College listserv. 



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Science Policy Opportunities for Postdocs: AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships – Webinar Sept. 1st


Wednesday, September 1, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Are you interested in the intersection of your work or research with policy? Wondering what it’s like to be a policy fellow, and how it might affect your career trajectory? Join us for a conversation with postdocs-turned-AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF)!

During this one-hour session you’ll:

  • Learn about the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships program and the 250+ scientists and engineers who spend a year contributing to policy across the federal government.
  • Meet several STPF fellows and learn how their year in Washington expanded their skills, knowledge and networks.
  • Break into groups for more personal conversation with the fellows.

STPF is a paid, yearlong opportunity for doctoral-level scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Fellows are scientists, social scientists and engineers, representing a broad range of disciplines. They also span career stage, including postdocs, faculty on sabbatical, and mid- and senior-career scientists and engineers seeking career growth.

Register and learn more about STPF Eligibility. 

This webinar is sponsored by the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows program and is part of the National Postdoctoral Association myPostdoc Monthly seminar series.



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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.






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Earn the UF Certificate in Multicultural Mentoring – First Session is Sept. 14th


The UF Office of the Provost, the UF Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and the International Mentoring Association, in consultation with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Mentor Academy, are pleased to offer this three-part series that will provide UF faculty and staff tools for effective multicultural mentoring. Participants who take all three live sessions will earn a certificate in multicultural mentoring.

Registration is now open! Please note that UF registration will be handled through the Passport to Great Teaching portal so that participants can receive credit toward certification. Learn more and register.


Session 1: Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring
September 14th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST

In this session, Lisa Fain, co-author of the book, Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring (2020), and CEO of the Center for Mentoring Excellence will provide practical tips for cross-cultural mentoring.


Session 2: Equity Based Mentorship and Supporting Early Career Scholars of Color
October 15th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST

Dr. Kimberly Griffin
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs
College of Education at the University of Maryland


Session 3: Why Mentoring Matters for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Moving from Research to Practice
November 15th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST

Audrey J. Murrell, Ph.D.
Acting Dean and Professor of Business
Administration, University of Pittsburgh Honors College



edaMentoring for Career Development
(EDA 6370) – Fall Semester

This course is designed to assist graduate students in their current status and in their future careers in any field through the discovery of how mentoring, a commonly accepted phenomenon in business, industry, and academia, can enhance their professional development.  In this course, students will become acquainted with research on mentoring, but more importantly, they will acquire the skills to prepare themselves to seek a mentor.  These two goals will be accomplished through  reading of assigned texts and journal articles, engaging in interactions with other students, online course content, and completing assignments which will require a great deal of personal introspection and reflection. The course is delivered in an online format, mostly asynchronous, but with some synchronous sessions, as deemed appropriate by the professor. All synchronous sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend in real time.

For further information, contact Dr. Linda Searby at

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