Academic Leadership/Career Development Workshop 2018

Registering NOW OPEN!

We are still finalizing the details. Dates will be Thursday, June 14 (faculty only) and Friday, June 15 (faculty and students). New this year will be a social/dinner on Thursday evening. Also new this year will be the addition of SC EPSCoR participants. Seating will be limited.

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Please note: If you need hotel accommodations, please book as soon as possible. There is another convention in town and we were not able to reserve blocks of rooms.

Preliminary Agenda

June 14, 1 to 5 pm, USC Alumni Center

Grant Writing Workshop

Lucia Pirisi-Creek (SC INBRE) and Nadim Aziz (SC EPSCoR), Moderators

  • 1 pm, Review process at NIH – Study section and scoring
  • 1:30 pm, Review Process at NSF – Review Panel

For more info, contact:

Dr. Edie Goldsmith or

Dr. Martine LaBerge

2 pm

Concurrent Session A – NIH Review (Mock Study Section)

Lucia Pirisi-Creek

  • Specific Aims Page Review – Guidelines for Success
  • Experimental Design – Guidelines
  • Significance and Innovation Sections

Concurrent Session B – NSF Review

Nadim Aziz

  • Summary Page
  • Review Criteria: Scientific Merit and Broader Impact
  • Transformative Research
  • NSF CAREER program – panel of awardees and NSF former program directors

4:30 pm, Wrap up and Introducing the INBRE-EPSCoR Mentoring Program

6/6:30 pm, Dinner/Social

June 15, 8:30 to 4 pm, South Carolina State Museum

Career Planning and Leadership Skills

8:30 am, Registration

9:30 am, KEYNOTE LECTURE - Bioscience Industry Network in South Carolina (Jobs and Careers in MedTech), Erin Ford, Executive Director, SC BIO

10:15 am, Break

Concurrent Session A– Faculty and Post-Docs

Edie Goldsmith, Moderator

  • 10:30 am, Intellectual Property, Jesse Goodwin, MUSC
  • 11:15 am, Entrepreneurship – Do’s and Don’ts, SC Launch!

12 noon, Networking Lunch – Research Collaboration

  • 1:30 pm, Time Management
  • 2 pm, How to manage research personnel
  • 2:30 pm, Planning for Mid-Career Success
  • 3 pm, Funding for research trainees
  • 3:45 pm, Planning for 2019 Leadership Workshop, Edie Goldsmith, Program Director, SC INBRE
  • 4 pm, Adjourn

Concurrent Session B – Students

Martine LaBerge, Moderator

  • 10:30 am, Communication skills (oral and poster presentations)
  • 11:30 am, Using social media for online networking

12 noon, Networking Lunch – Career path


Concurrent Session B1 – GRAD Students

  • 1:30 pm, Career-Focused Post-Doctoral Training, Dr. Edward Krug, Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, College of Graduate Studies
  • 3:15 pm, Break

Concurrent Session B2 – UNDERGRADUATE Students

Tyler Harvey

Dr. Martine LaBerge, Chair of Bioengineering, Clemson University

Dr. Michael Matthews, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, USC College of Engineering and Computing

  • 1:30 pm, Part A – What is Graduate School? Panel
  • 2 pm, Networking Best Practices, Hobey Tam
  • 2:15 pm, Part B – Preparing for a Competitive Application, Ann Foley, Clemson-MUSC; Maria Torres
  • 2:45 pm, Networking Best Practices, Hobey Tam
  • 3 pm, Part C – Finding the right fit - Panel


  • 3:30 pm, Fellowship Applications (joint graduate and undergraduate Session)
  • 4 pm, Adjourn