Upcoming Events

Updated: October 30  

Summary:
  1. Laboratory Safety Fair, October 31, 10am-2pm
  2. OBE Workshop: Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop, November 2, 11:30am
  3. Women in Medicine and Science 3rd Annual Visiting Professor Day, November 2
  4. 20th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day, November 3
  5. W.R. Markesbery Symposium of Aging and Dementia – Scientific Symposium, November 3, 10am-3pm
  6. OBE Workshop: What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, December 4, 12pm
  7. OBE Workshop: Teaching & Research at a Small Liberal Arts College: Reflections of a SLACer, January 8, 11am-1pm

Detailed description:
 
1. Laboratory Safety Fair
When: October 31, 10am-2pm
Where: BBSRB Atrium
Description: UK’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Division will present the 2017 Laboratory Safety Fair featuring food, fun, and prizes. UK Faculty, staff, and students will have the opportunity to engage with EH&S personnel in interesting and informative activities and demonstrations.
 
2. OBE Workshop: Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop
When: November 2, 11:30am-2pm
Where: MN 263
Description: Join Dr. Philip Clifford, Associate Dean of Research for the College of Applied Health Sciences and Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Clifford is nationally recognized for championing career and professional development for PhD scientists. He is a co-author of the widely acclaimed career website, myIDP.sciencecareers.org, a web-based career planning tool created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals. Catered lunch will be provided for this interactive workshop.
To RSVP for lunch and this interactive workshop, please email Stacy Smith, ssmit7@uky.edu, by October 31st.
 
3. Women in Medicine and Science 3rd Annual Visiting Professor Day
When: November 2
Where: Pavilion A Auditorium
Description: This Women in Medicine & Science (WIMS) annual event features a nationally-renown Visiting Professor who delivers lectures and hosts workshops throughout the day. This year's event features Dr. Lois Margaret Nora, President and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties and former Professor of Neurology at UK. The WIMS Day program includes a breakout session about "Career Mapping and Work/Life Balance" targeted to trainees (medical and PhD students, residents and postdocs). For more information, click here.
 
4. 20th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
When: November 3
Where: Lexington Convention Center
Description: The UK Gill Heart Institute has the tripartite mission of teaching, service, and research. The Cardiovascular Research Day is a forum that provides a system for displaying novel scientific data that is predominantly linked to understanding human physiology and disease. An overarching goal of the event is to provide broad interaction among students and faculty in different disciplines.
Register here.
 
5. W.R. Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia Scientific Symposium
When: November 3, 10am-3pm
Where: Pav A Auditorium and Atrium
Description: Invited speakers will address the latest in healthy brain aging, Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia followed by Q &A. Poster session/lunch & poster awards.
Register here.
 
6. OBE Workshop: What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoctoral Fellowship
When: December 4, 12pm
Where: BBSRB 202A
Description: Join Dr. Linda Harris, Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as she presents general information and postdoc opportunities at St. Jude. Dr. Harris will meet with interested students individually following her presentation.  Lunch will be provided and served at 11:45am. 
To RSVP for lunch, please email Stacy Smith, ssmit7@uky.edu, by November 29th.
 
7. OBE Workshop: Teaching and Research at a Small Liberal Arts College: Reflections of a SLACer
Who: Dr. Clint Smith, Sewanee: The University of the South, recent Biochemistry graduate
When: January 8, 11am-1pm
Where: TBD
Description: Dr. Smith (most of you may know him as Clint) graduated from the UK COM Biochemistry department in 2011.  He then did a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 2011-2016. He now teaches and does research at Sewanee: The University of the South, a top liberal arts college located in Sewanee, Tennessee. He will talk about how he got from where you are to where he is now and reflect about the pros and cons of teaching at a small college.