Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for the OBE September 17th



1.    Assembling a Teaching Portfolio

2.    WIMS and WINGS

3.    Course: Frontiers in Addiction Research and Pregnancy

4.    UK Grad Research LIVE! : Communicating Your Research to the Public

5.     Lab Safety Fair

6.  Autumn Immunology Conference


1. Assembling a Teaching Portfolio


When: Thursday Sept 20th

Location: Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library


Assembling a teaching portfolio, to include writing a teaching philosophy statement, is an excellent way of providing evidence of instructional practice so that judgments on teaching performance go beyond simply using student evaluations. It is also an excellent way to engage in reflective practice regarding your teaching. This workshop will cover how to write a teaching philosophy statement and what to include in a portfolio.


Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9vi4WBfAtN405SJ





When: September 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Where: Buffalo Wild Sings at 1080 South Broadway


Description: An evening of networking Q&A over wings for women faculty, medical students, graduate students, postdoc trainees and residents of UKCOM. Appetizers will be provided.


3.Course: Frontiers in Addiction Research and Pregnancy


When: October 12-18, 2018

Where: Atlanta, GA


FRONTIERS IN ADDICTION RESEARCH AND PREGNANCY (FrARP), is intended for medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and social workers and clinical professionals, primarily from predominately underrepresented communities. This program concentrates on a uniquely vulnerable population— pregnant addicts and their babies who suffer from drug withdrawal.

This NIH sponsored advanced training course provides skills development, hands-on laboratory research taught and mentored by addiction research leaders, and ongoing mentoring resulting in comprehensive, sophisticated training in clinical and translational strategies for addressing the current challenges in addiction during pregnancy and for designing better therapies for the future. The purpose of this training program is to address the public health challenges of having too few, and inadequately diverse, clinicians and clinical-researchers knowledgeable about both the currently difficult medical issues resulting from substance abuse during pregnancy and the encouraging strategies drawn from the basic research discoveries concerning addiction mechanisms which offer hope for improving treatments.

FrARP brings the foremost leaders in substance abuse and addiction, pregnancy, NAS, and related biomedical fields together to first provide ‘hands-on’ laboratory-based research education and to offer one-on-one mentoring on scientific approaches and career development strategies. The course has formal and individual career components ensuring that each participate is well versed in skills for designing, conducting, and publishing independent research, obtaining grants, and launching independent careers

For more information to and to apply, please visit www.pdc.magee.edu. Financial aid is available for 100%.




4.UK Grad Research LIVE! : Communicating Your Research to the Public


When: October 1st -30th




5.Lab Safety Fair


When: October 30th, 2018

Where: BBSRB Atrium


Lab Safety Fair




6.Autumn Immunology Conference


When: November 16-19th

Where: Chicago, Il


Description:  Meet the Speakers Session - Fri. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. An opportunity for current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to

interact in small, roundtable groups with the speakers. An excellent opportunity to ask questions and get advice from senior scientists.

There is a strict limit of 36 attendees, so register early!

Oral and Poster Presentations - Authors of accepted abstracts are programmed for short oral presentations in one of 20 thematic

workshops (held Sat. and Sun. 2 PM to 4:15 PM) and a poster presentation during evening receptions (held Sat and Sun. 4:15 PM

to 6:15 PM) designed to foster open scientific discussion in a casual environment. Abstract Submission deadline: Sept 21, 2018.

Undergraduate Program - Undergraduate students submitting abstracts are scheduled for poster presentations (Sat, 4:15 – 6:15

PM) and can opt for an oral presentation. Undergraduate students can also be nominated by their research advisors to attend a

“Careers in Immunology Workshop” featuring immunologists in academia and industry describing career opportunities in Immunology.

Deadline for nomination of undergraduate students: Sept 21, 2018.

John Wallace Diversity Program – Provides scholarship support and networking opportunities for highly qualified pre- and

post-doctoral trainees who belong to minority groups under-represented in science (eligibility based on NIH criteria). Deadline for

nomination of minority students: Sep 21, 2018.


Visit http://www.autumnimmunologyconference.org for more information, and to register