Mentoring Career Planning and Changes in Medical Education

Theme organizers:

Cheryl Bailey, Mount Mary Univ.   Mark Wallert, Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead

This theme is made up of four symposia.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2370-2390, by the November 6th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

How to Incorporate Science Outreach into Your Portfolio – Best Practices and Broader Impacts
Sponsored jointly by the ASBMB Education and Public Outreach Committees

Saturday, March 28, 9 AM
Location TBA

This session will serve as an to showcase past grant recipients from the ASBMB HOPES and Outreach Seed Grant programs, and to promote upcoming ASBMB funding opportunities. The session will also provide insight into the National Science Foundation’s Broader Impacts requirement. Learn more

Diverse Career Opportunities for Scientists

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:45 - 12:00 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Mark Wallert, Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead

Invited Speakers:

Cheryl P. Bailey, Mount Mary Univ.
A non-linear career path

Judith S. Bond, Penn State Univ., Col, of Med. at Hershey
One degree, many job opportunities

Bridget Coughlin, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Diverse career opportunities for scientists

Industry Careers

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Suzanne E. Barbour, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Sch. Of Med.

Invited Speakers:

Tomi K. Sawyer, Merck & Co., Inc.
Entrepreneurial drug hunter: Drug discovery and innovative technologies at the academic–industrial interface

Marjeta Urh, Promega Corporation
Build a successful career in industry by attaining multidisciplinary knowledge and experience

Mark Wallert, Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead
Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers

Helping Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students Develop Professionally

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Bridget Coughlin, Denver Museum of Nature & Science  

Invited Speakers:

Suzanne E. Barbour, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Sch. Of Med.
A holistic approach to training the next generation of diverse biomedical researchers

Phillip S. Clifford, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
You need a game plan                                          

Keith Micoli, New York Univ. Langone Med. Ctr.
Building better career development programs

ASBMB Accreditation Workshop

Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 256

Learn about the ASBMB Accreditation Program, its requirements, how to apply, and how to best prepare students for the certification exam. Members of the ASBMB Education and Professional Development committee will share their advice and answer questions about the program

 Changes in Medical Education

Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 256

Session Chair: Cheryl P. Bailey, Mount Mary Univ.

Invited Speakers:

Charles Brenner, Univ. of Iowa
MCAT 2015 and the Academy: Undergraduate, graduate and health professional ramification  

Jose Manuel de la Rosa, Texas Tech Univ. Health Sciences Ctr, El Paso
Why change the admissions process to med school?

Marc Kroopnick, AAMC
Testing competencies with the new MCAT2015 exam

Integrating Evolution and Homeostasis with the Core Concepts of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

             Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM


             Invited Speakers:


             Ellis Bell, Univ. of Richmond 
             Introduction and overview of the ASBMB RCN Grant



             Ellis Bell, Univ. of Richmond
             Small Group Work: Integrating evolution and homeostasis into the core concepts


             Ann Aguanno, Marymount Manhattan College 
             Group discussion on core concept integration with Evolution                                       

             Pamela Mertz, St. Mary's College of Maryland
             Group Discussion on Core Concept integration with Homeostasis                               

             Margaret Johnson, The Univ. of Alabama
             Small Group Work: Question development involving evolution and homeostasis 

             Kristin Fox, Union College
             Group presentations and Discussion on question implementation