K College is a monthly seminar series that provides support, opportunities and resources for career development in clinical and translational research.
This is an established program sponsored by the UF CTSA and directed by Co-Directors:
Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD
This seminar 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. The target audience is early stage investigators, pre and post doctoral researchers
Day: Wednesday (the first of the month)
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Regular sessions will be online via Zoom (until further notice)
NEW – YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND! Please click on the date to register for the session you would like to attend.
Previous sessions are recorded and linked to the title.
2021 -2022 Dates:
|September 1||Welcome to K-College! “what a K study section is looking for” by Dr. Helen Jones||Helen Jones, PhD/C. Leeuwenburgh/F. Guirgis||Welcome to K-College! “what a K study section is looking for” by Dr. Helen Jones|
|September 15||K Writers Workshop – Special Session||Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD and KL2 Co-Directors; Faheem Guirgis, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh||K Writers Workshop – Special Session|
|October 6||How to Hire, train and retain excellent clinical research coordinators||Kim Foli, Administrative Director, Florida Center for Brain Tumar Research at UF||How to Hire, train and retain excellent clinical research coordinators|
|November 3||Tenure Promotion at the University of Florida||Mark Segal, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Interim Director of MD-PhD Training Program||Tenure Promotion at the University of Florida|
|December 1||Beyond papers, grants and promotion: Life/Work Balance in Academia.||Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Christiaan Leewenburgh, PhD, Lisa Merlot, M.P.E.||Beyond papers, grants and promotion: Life/Work Balance in Academia.|
|December 15||TRACTS – Special Session||Ron Shorr, MD and Bioscience Industry Workforce, Director of TRACTS||TRACTS – Special Session|
|January 5||How to write a publishable impactful manuscript; Efficient manuscript writing for ESI||Faheem Guirgis, MD and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD||How to write a publishable impactful manuscript; Efficient manuscript writing for ESI|
|February 2||Pilot Grants at UF and How to Frame a Perfect Pilot Grant||Matt Gurka, PhD||Pilot Grants at UF and How to Frame a Perfect Pilot Grant|
|March 2||Mentoring||Roger Fillingim||Mentoring|
|April 6||Supported Systemic Review Service||Melissa Rethlefsen||Supported Systemic Review Service|
JOIN K College – https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2nJczljl8k1bcO2
For more information please contact Susan Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Biomedical Research Career Development.
Want to see what it’s all about?
Check out videos of archived presentations here and a list of past K College discussion topics below.
Past discussion topics
|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)|
|Marco Pahor, MD; Jane Lu, MS||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, PhD; Tom Pearson, PhD||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; Stephen Sugrue, PhD||Effective science communication: “How to effectively communicate complex or controversial topics to the public”|
|Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC; Janet King, RN, BSN, CCRC||Introduction to CTSI mission and the clinical research facilities and resources available at the CTSI; Tour of CTSI and Institute on Aging|