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Northwestern Access to Lynda.com for Professional Development

Remember, Northwestern and lynda.com have partnered to offer University faculty, staff and students unlimited, on-demand access to a full library of online courses. Check out the almost 4,000 on-demand video tutorials with unlimited access through the University's lynda.com web page.

Professional Development

Evergreen Invitational Women's Health Grants Initiative

The Evergreen Invitational is seeking proposals that will advance women’s health programs in patient care, education, translational or clinical research and community service. Please see complete story for more information. Applications are due March 3rd.

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Save the Date: Searle/CIRTL Grad and Postdoc Workshops

Please mark your calendars for five upcoming professional development workshops hosted by Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching as part of the CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop Series. The location, description, and registration will be forthcoming; however, feel free to mark your calendars now. You can also updated information about these workshops and other events on TGS calendar.

Professional Development, Activities and Events

Friends of Prentice Call for Applications - DEADLINE: April 5, 2017

Friends of Prentice (FOP) is seeking proposals from the greater Northwestern medical community that will advance women’s or infant’s health programs in research, patient care, education and community service. As part of its grants program, FOP is seeking proposals that advance the quality of care provided to women or infants by investing in emerging technologies and medical advancements including groundbreaking research and clinical care programs. Projects in understudied areas of women’s health research are encouraged. Proposals are also sought that provide a community benefit to Prentice Women’s patient population through access to community networks and enhanced neighborhood relations. All submissions that advance women’s or infant’s health and have relevancy to Prentice Women’s Hospital are welcome. Submissions are due by April 5th.

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Northwestern Memorial Foundation Funding Opportunities

Northwestern Memorial Foundation has released an updated listing of all available grant funding opportunities for this fiscal year. Please see full news story to access the complete listing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tiffany Lamar, Northwestern Memorial Foundation, at tlamar@nm.org or 312-926-6183.

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Upcoming Versatile PhD Panel Discussions

The next two Versatile PhD Panels will take place as follows: “PhD Careers in Think Tanks” (Humanities and Social Science Edition), in the Hum/SocSci forum March 6-10 and “PhD Careers in Think Tanks” (STEM Edition), in the STEM forum April 3-7. Be sure to logon during these times to learn more about these career paths.

Activities and Events, Professional Development

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Baldwin Auditorium. Please view the schedule for the LLS seminars this Winter and Spring here.

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Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA

BioProfessionals presents “Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA” with Sally McIver, PhD (Assistant Director, NUIN). This seminar will provide tips and guidance into preparing a competitive NRSA (F30, F31 or F32) application, and includes a Q & A session with faculty member Tom Bozza, PhD

Professional Development

Leadership Coaching for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Leadership invites PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in leadership or team roles to apply for Leadership Coaching. Learn more at an upcoming information session.

Professional Development

Updating or Controlling Your Displayed Directory Information

We have heard recent concerns from students that their personal contact information was accessed by parties external to Northwestern. The Graduate School does not share your contact information with outside parties or vendors, nor does the University, unless required to do so by law. Should anyone contact you, know that you are under no obligation to speak with them.If you are concerned about privacy and would like to control how your contact information is displayed in the University’s directory, Northwestern IT has a guide, more information can be found in post.


PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Registration Now Open

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SAVE THE DATE: Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Activities and Events, Professional Development, Announcements

AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy Early-Career Research Scholar Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science Diplomacy is accepting applicants for its early-career research scholar program to conduct short-term (up to 6 months) independent research in policy aspects at the intersection of science and technology (S&T) and diplomacy. For more information please visit the program webpage. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and scholars are selected depending on their fit for the program, research proposal and timing.

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Manager of Data Analytics, Procured Health (Chicago, IL)

The Manager of Data Analytics is responsible for driving actionable insights from a diverse collection of data assets specific to Procured Health’s new Pharmacy Solution. He/She will be instrumental to the transformation, analysis, and modeling of procedural, clinical, and financial data, which will serve as a foundation for analytics specific to the company’s emerging Pharmacy Solutions.

Job Opportunities

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) 3D Printing Networking Event

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a 3D Printing Networking event at mHUB, (965 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago), featuring Dima Elissa, Founder and CEO of VisMed-3D. The event will be on February 22 from 6-9 pm, and will include networking, live 3D demonstration, music, and light fare. Registration is required and individuals can RSVP via Eventbrite.

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Science Outside the Lab Workshop: Opportunity for a PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow to Learn about Science Policy

This two-week workshop, Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes. TGS will fund one science or engineering PhD student or postdoctoral fellow with an interest in science policy to attend the workshop. For more information, and to apply, see longer story.

Professional Development

R Programming Workshop for Grad Students and Postdocs (Chicago Campus)

This two-day hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Participants must bring their own computers to the workshop. Register to participate.

Activities and Events, Professional Development

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 27

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place on April 27. Thanks to the significant efforts of the Women’s Center, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work has become a valued tradition at Northwestern. This year the theme will be “Count On Me!” Look for future emails regarding registration and opportunities to volunteer to help staff events on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in April.

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The Illusionists Screening- Body Acceptance Week 2017

Please join CAPS for an event that is part of Body Acceptance Week 2017. CAPS, in collaboration with the Law School, will be screening the documentary The Illusionists. This is a wonderful documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty around the world.

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Community Forum on the Executive Order & Immigration Policy

The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.

Activities and Events, Announcements

Applications Now Open for ASCB MAC Professional Development Programs

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is hosting the Postdoc/Jr Faculty Career Development Workshop. The program is popular for junior faculty and postdocs interested in academic careers and offers extensive networking opportunities and training to navigate tricky areas including: professional conduct, tenure, grantsmanship, mentorship, leadership, collaborations, time management, writing, and lab setup/management.

Professional Development, Activities and Events