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New BRET course offers introduction to data science

Jun. 21, 2018—Biomedical science trainees at Vanderbilt have a new career exploration option starting this fall — they can get a taste of what it means to be a “data scientist.” The Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) Office of Career Development’s ASPIRE Program received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) grant to support a new ASPIRE Module...

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Number of minority trainees on rise, but not minority faculty

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential biomedical research faculty and found two key points of loss: during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty.

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Journey of discovery starts from Simple Beginnings

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University welcomed 104 new doctoral students Sept. 1 during the eighth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room filled with family members and other well-wishers.

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Biomedical Sciences graduates driven by pursuit of discovery

May. 18, 2017—When Allison Norlander was visiting biomedical science graduate programs in 2011, she nearly crossed Vanderbilt off her list before she even visited. After six interview trips, she was worn out.

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Wisecaver named Vanderbilt ‘Postdoc of the Year’

Apr. 21, 2017—Accomplished postdocs and faculty "Mentor of the Year" honored at annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Shared Resources Symposium April 19.

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GRE may be poor predictor of science success: study

Jan. 19, 2017—Since it was created in 1949, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has been one of the most widely used requirements for admission to U.S. graduate schools. As a predictor of performance and success in graduate school, however, the exam is not without its critics.

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McCabe named associate dean of Graduate School and director of Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Jan. 5, 2017—As the inaugural head of this new office, McCabe is charged with building out its core programs, including professional development, and overseeing the rollout of the Academic Pathways Fellowship.

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Symposium highlights research contributions of postdoctoral fellows

May. 12, 2016—It is widely assumed that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are insensitive to pain due to the wide prevalence of self-injurious behaviors. A new study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center suggests that this may not be true.

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New BRET course offers scientists business, management training

Feb. 4, 2016—When it comes to discovery, scientists are among the smartest people around. They may not be as skilled at managing their labs or businesses, however.

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‘Simple Beginnings’ ceremony welcomes doctoral students

Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University welcomed 97 new doctoral students on Sept. 4 during the sixth annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well-wishers.

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Science career symposium stresses value of communication skills

Jun. 18, 2015—Approximately 300 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows recently attended a symposium at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center to learn about “science careers that put your communication skills to work.”

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Photo: Postdoc research awards

May. 7, 2015— Ashley Stokes, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute of Imaging Science, received the 2015 Postdoc of the Year award last week at the annual Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium in Light Hall.

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