Tuesday, August 29, 2006
The RTP Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association is a new and fantastic place to connect with established professionals from all over the Triangle. The membership roster is quite varied and includes CEO's, scientists, clinicians, consultants, medical writers, managers --essentially anyone who works in the local biomedical arena. These are primarily networking events with a dinner and speaker. Registration is open to non-members at a slightly increased cost.
The Art of Getting What You Want: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Everything Better
Join us as Lee Miller, Senior Consultant with The Cabot Advisory Group and the Managing Director of NegotiationPlus.com, talks with HBA members and guest on "The Art of Getting What You Want." You don't want to miss the opportunity to learn Lee's groundbreaking tactics, techniques and proven strategies that tap into your innate abilities to convince, collaborate and create. Whether asking for a promotion or negotiating with your clients and vendors, Lee Miller will show you how.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about the HBA.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Parallels Between Human and Mouse Lung Cancer
EPL is a local CRO that works with the NTP here at NIEHS. Since we schedule only a few non-academic seminar speakers, this is a good opportunity to meet Dr. Houle and ask about life at a CRO.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Thanks for the link, Becky!
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
November 1 - 5, 2006
Abstract deadline has been extended to September 1, 2006
Topics include: -Metabolic and Insulin Resistance Disorders, NRs in Heart and Muscle Disease, Nuclear Receptors in Cancer, Nuclear Receptors in Inflammation, Nuclear Receptor Architecture & Designer Drug, Estrogen Action & Disease, NRs in the Brain
November 15 - 18, 2006
Abstract Deadline: September 1, 2006
This meeting will focus on the opportunities presented by the growing contribution of emerging genomic information and technologies to interdisciplinary approaches in the study of variable responses of humans to drugs and toxic agents, and how research may benefit the individual. The meeting will provide an in depth focus on diverse areas including the biochemistry and physiology of drug action, uptake and metabolism, and how this is affected by genetics; the opportunities for discovery and design of new therapeutic agents; personalizing medicine; understanding and managing adverse drug reactions; the impact of academic and commercial initiatives; ethical, legal, regulatory and social consequences of genetics applied to medicines.
NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES: BIOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS
November 30 - December 3, 2006
Abstract Deadline: September 15, 2006
Proposed Topics: Triplet Repeat Diseases, Tauopathies, Synucleinopathies, Cerebral Amyloidoses, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration, Current Therapies and Prevention, Cell and Gene Transfer
Genetics, Genomics & Patient Selection, Innovative Clinical Study Design
Thanks to Debbie Swope
Science Magazine Seeks Your Opinions on Authorship Issues!
A reporter for Science Magazine, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee , is seeking personal stories from postdocs regarding the unique challenges associated with obtaining credit as an author for papers developed in collaboration with a supervising Principal Investigator and other colleagues. If you would be interested in sharing your story (confidentiality may be granted), please contact: email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
New NIEHS-Sponsored Chromatin Conference, September 30 2006
Saturday, September 30
Keynote Speaker, Dave Allis
Mitch Smith, John Lucchesi, Yi Zhang, Trevor Archer
Karen Adelman, Beth Sullivan, Greg Crawford
Registration is FREE. To register, send an email to Kristine White ().
Posters from symposium participants are welcome. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please email the name of the poster presenter, the names of all other contributors, and the title of the poster to Kristine White ()
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
From the Wesleyan Argus, 2/10/2006
"Ted Johnson, in a monastic costume, portrays Gregor Mendel exuberantly.... A large box-like structure covered in a gauzy fabric encloses Johnson for a time on stage. When he leaves it, he engages it in a dance that evokes the feeling of witnessing an internal dialogue in the scientist's mind that gives birth to his discoveries in heredity.... Another "character" used to explain factual information is the flamboyant Miss TATA. Unlike Mendel, Miss TATA is completely fictional; her name is a play on a particular sequence of DNA. As Miss TATA, Elizabeth Johnson mischievously tantalizes the audience as a dominatrix of DNA and cell life. With a flourish of her whip, Miss TATA explains how she turns cells on, provoking the biological processes that determine how our bodies work. She excitedly explains the magic of cell activity, even embracing death."
Duke tickets can be purchased at:
Sunday, August 13, 2006
While this may insult many of us to our scientific core, such views and the scientific misunderstandings that create them must be addressed if we are preserve wide-ranging public support for research activities.
AAAS, the publisher of the renown Science magazine, has released The Evolution Dialogues which stands up evolutionary theory against comments from its detractors. Its goal is to educate both sides to each other's views and find common ground for discussion.
You may find this book a useful study piece to bolster your own conversations. It costs only $11.95 with shipping.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
a) Novartis is opening a vaccine plant in Holly Springs, NC to create 350 jobs. Although such facilities often don't do the basic research that creates a relatively large number of PhD jobs, there have got to be a few forthcoming, right? :)
b) BioSpace will be holding another career fair on November 15th in Durham at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. I will post to our event calendar once more details are available.
c) The NC legislature voted to revive the SBIR/STTR small business grant matching program. They also increased funding to the NC Biotech Center, who says they will put the money towards things such as training programs and small business loans.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
As a postdoc, this is your primary advocacy group. Members have access to resources providing news, toolkits, commentary, and career advice. The NPA in particular focuses on leadership development and is a great way to take that first step towards career-relevant activities away from the bench.
Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH Bethesda Campus
This year Dr. Elias Zerhouni (Director of NIH) will be giving the opening address! All attendees of the Job Fair need to plan to be at the opening address (10:30-11am).
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Welcome to the RTP Postdocs Blog!
Please check back often-- we will be starting up a yahoo or google calendar of events as well.