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NRSA Grant Writing Class

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Application deadline is Friday, September 7th, 2018.

Careers and Pathways Seminar Series

All sessions are from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in Howard Hall, Room 450.  Dinner provided!

May 31st, 2018: Dr. Dominique Carter, NSF AAAS Science and Technology Fellow

August 2nd, 2018: Dr. Sunny Choe, Senior Medical Science Liaison at Bristol-Myers Squibb

August 16th, 2018: Dr. Katherine Shim, Former PI and Assistant Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin and current Scientific Review Officer at NIDCD/National Institutes of Health

August 30th, 2018: Dr. Sarah Tegen, Vice President, Global Journals Development at American Chemical Society

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Career Rounds

GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development hosts career rounds every summer.  All sessions are from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Howard Hall, Room 450 or BRB 1-008.  Lunch provided!

Our speakers include:

June 13th, 2018: Dr. Alysia Birkholz, Director of Research and Development at Texcell

July 18th, 2018: Dr. Alison Cawood, Citizen Science Coordinator at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

August 8th, 2018: Dr. Michael Feasel, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Toxicology Research

August 10th, 2018: Dr. Timna Wyckoff, Assistant Director at IBBR

August 24th, 2018: Dr. Amrita Madabushi, Associate Professor, Department of National & Physical Sciences, BCCC

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Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) Information Session/Breakfast

Thursday, September 6, 9:00 to 10:30 am
660 W. Redwood St., Howard Hall, Room 450

This information session/breakfast will provide an overview of the grant programs offered by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) for human stem cell research in the state of Maryland. This session will be led by Dan Gincel, PhD, VP University Partnerships, TEDCO and Executive Director of MSCRF, and Curt Civin, MD, Associate Dean for Research, UMSOM and Director of Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine.

Past recipients of this award, Ricardo Feldman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunologyand Muthukumar Gunasekaran, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, will share their experience with applying and receiving this award.

For more information on MSCRF funding opportunities, visit:

Target audience: Researchers including faculty, pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to conduct basic, translational and/or clinical research in Maryland involving human stem cells and have institutional support are eligible to apply.

NOTE: Continental breakfast will be provided.

Registration required online at:

AAAS Career Development Portal

We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland School of Medicine GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development and the University of Maryland Baltimore Graduate School are now partnering with AAAS Career Development to provide you with STEM-focused, online courses in topics such as networking, preparing for a job interview, how to work in diverse teams and more. To augment programs offered at the University of Maryland, Baltimore the Career Development Open Access Portal will give you access to all courses in the AAAS catalog. These courses are designed specifically to support you as you choose and follow your career path.

Contact us at to learn more.

For more information:

Please contact Jennifer Aumiller, MEd
Director of GPILS/OPS Career and Professional Development