K College

This is an established program sponsored by the UF CTSA and directed Dr. Christiaan Leeuwenburgh. Early Stage Investigators, Early Established Investigators, pre- and post-doctoral researchers are invited to a monthly luncheon seminar series. Membership is around 150 participants. Attendance to individual sessions varies depending on the topic and is usually 20-50 attendees. The series ranges from life-work balance to identifying core facilities available to Scholars. It provides peer support and opportunities to raise issues of concern and discuss need for resources to support career development in clinical & translational research.

Next K College Session: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Room 2161, Clinical & Translational Research Building (CTRB)
We will have a panel on How to Structure a Research Paper

Past K College discussion topics have included:

  • Linda Behar-Horenstein, PhD, Biomedical Researchers as Educators Certificate
  • Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD, Thomas Pearson, MD, Welcome to K-College 2017-2018 topics, upcoming events, K-to R-Booth Camp, K-writers workshop and today’s topic: PILOT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.
  • Lauren McIntyre, PhD, Experimental Design: BYOE – (Bring Your Own Experiment)
  • Pahor and Jane Lu, Success Formula in Conducting Clinical Trials; Types of Clinical Trials; Institute on Aging Resources and Research Facilities
  • Christian Jobin, PhD, How to roll out a fundable grant – Get Inside a Reviewer’s Head
  • Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Dr. Tom Pearson. General Issues in Academic Life: Beyond Grants and Papers
  • Glenn Smith, PhD. How to Deal with Rejection
  • Christine Fruin, JD, MSLIS. Rights and Responsibilities of Authors
  • Anne Christiano, PhD Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communication. Effective science communication. “How to effectively communicate complex or controversial topics to the public.” Stephen Sugrue, PhD
  • Holly Morris and Janet King, Introduction to CTSI mission and the clinical research facilities and resources available at the CTSI. Tour of CTSI and Institute on Aging.
  • Liz Manini (OneFlorida) Big Data using William Hogan, MD. Heather Morris, PhD.
  • Roger Fillingim, PhD, Mentoring
  • Wayne McCormack, PhD, Building Your Individual Development Plan: Career Planning for Academia and Beyond; Laboratory Leadership in Science

For more information please contact Maria Gavidia (mgavidia@ufl.edu) in the Office of Biomedical Research Career Development.