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Trainee Development Program
Career Resources/Professional Development Theater, Exhibit Hall
Space is limited to 50 participants per workshop, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The following sessions are organized by the ASHG Professional Development
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Committee. Two 45-minute sessions will be presented by FASEB Career ­Services and
will address topics relevant to the career development of trainees.
12:30
pm – 1:15 pm
Academic Job Search: CVs, Letters, Statements, and Start-Ups
(
Bill Lindstaedt)
This workshop will present information on how to organize your academic job
search, including advice on the various components of an application package.
A mock faculty-search committee exercise will teach you how to construct or
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improve a CV. You will then gain tips for writing cover letters, creating statements
that will present you in the most positive light possible. Finally, you will learn
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valuable ­information about the content and process involved in negotiating for
start-up ­packages.
1:15
pm – 2:00 pm
Postdocs: What You Should be Looking for and How to Find It
(
Andrew Green)
Many PhDs just kind of fall into a postdoc, rather than thinking about it from a
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strategic perspective. Your postdoc is never an end in itself; rather it’s a means to
another end, whether that goal is a faculty position at a research university or a
small college, or perhaps an industry job. Learn how to find postdoc ­opportunities
that will best prepare you for that next step, and how to use your postdoc
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experience to facilitate the transition to your next position.
Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education: Presentation and Lecture
4:30
pm – 4:50 pm, Hall B2, Level 0
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to human genetics ­education.
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Nominees for this award must have made a contribution that is recognized ­nationally
or internationally as being of exceptional quality and great importance to human
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genetics education. Dr. Jessica Davis, Weill Cornell Medical College, will receive the
2013
Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. An acceptance ­lecture is
scheduled. See page 119 for a description of this session and a list of past winners.
William Allan Award: Presentation and Lecture
4:50
pm – 5:30 pm, Hall B2, Level 0
TheWilliamAllan Award is presented annually to recognize substantial and ­far-­reaching
scientific contributions to human genetics, carried out over a sustained period of
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scientific inquiry and productivity. Dr. Aravinda Chakravarti, Johns Hopkins University,
will receive the 2013 William Allan Award. An acceptance lecture is scheduled. See
page 120 for a description of this session and a list of past winners.
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