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You’re invited to apply to the UF Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Professional Development Fall 2020 Writing Program.

The Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD) Writing Program is a social support program that strives to create a peer support structure to (1) help students cope with feelings of isolation in the writing stage of their studies and (2) aid students in supporting each other in setting and reaching writing goals.

Dates: Week of September 28, 2020- Week of December 7, 2020

Participants will meet weekly for 90 minutes in discussion groups of 4-5 students on Zoom. In these discussion groups, participants will:

  • Discuss weekly writing topics
  • Write for an hour
  • Discuss the previous weeks’ writing goals and set new writing goals for the coming week

NOTE: Personal feedback on or editing of writing samples and/or instruction on academic writing skills will not be provided to participants.

The application will open September 4th to all graduate students (master’s students and doctoral students) and participants will be accepted on a rolling basis. The application will close when the program has reached capacity.

For more information, click this link: OGPD Fall 2020 Writing Program

Questions? Click this link to email OGPD Program Coordinator Amanda Catron: Email OGPD.

Virtual Career Development Seminar

October 1, 2020 – 4:00 pm

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is hosting a special virtual Career Development Seminar on October 1st.  Our speaker, Dr. Ashley Bohn is a Medical Writer at E-Squared Communications. Please join us for her seminar titled “Careers in Medical Writing”! The seminar will take place at 4 pm through Zoom.

Meeting Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94475561112?pwd=M0YrWmdmL0cvU3JwYVhseElLakNkdz09 <https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94475561112?pwd=M0YrWmdmL0cvU3JwYVhseElLakNkdz09>

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 7556 1112 (Passcode: 788645)

Dr. Bohn received her PhD in 2017 from Georgia State University in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. She has a varied background in immunological molecular biology research, healthcare and public health policy, teaching, medical and scientific writing, and veterinary nursing/ consultative sales. She has worked with major pharmaceutical companies (Merck and Eli Lilly) to create presentation slides and develop manuscript. She has also been involved in project management,  working with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams on site to develop solutions in real time to maximize clinical results. In 2018, Dr. Bohn received the Emerging Leader of the Year Award from Georgia Bio!


If you are interested in a post-seminar, virtual happy hour with Dr. Bohn, please contact Mai (maitanaka@ufl.edu<mailto:maitanaka@ufl.edu>) and/or Sid (siddhantgupte@ufl.edu<mailto:siddhantgupte@ufl.edu>).