WSMA Coffee Hour with Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa

The Women in Science and Medicine Association would like to invite you to our upcoming Coffee Hour!  We have invited Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD, Chair of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Director of UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. She also co-directs the Ferguson Laboratory for Orthopaedic and Spine Research at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on determining the biology of intervertebral disc degeneration and developing biological and biomechanical therapies. In addition to being an award-winning clinician and well-funded scientist, she is passionate about mentoring trainees and works closely with medical students. We are very excited to hear from her about her career path and her work!
What: Coffee Hour with Dr. Sowa
Where
: Scaife PBL Room – 422A&B
When: Wednesday, May 17th
Time:  4:00-5:00PM
RSVPhttps://goo.gl/forms/QuRIdumPHaTkyBJv1

The Balancing Act

The Women in Science and Medicine Association and AMWA are excited to host The Balancing Act – a panel discussion with faculty couples on how to juggle a career and personal relationships. Physicians and scientists will provide candid advice on anything and everything from relationships to having kids. A pasta dinner will be provided. Come with your questions and an appetite!

What: The Balancing Act Panel Discussion

When: February 15, 2017 5:30pm – 7pm

Where: BST S120

WSMA Coffee Hour with Dr. Hanmer

The Women in Science and Medicine Association would like to invite you to our fourth Coffee Hour Discussion of the academic year. We’ve invited Dr. Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Hanmer has a variety of research interests in comparing health states of individuals and tracking how patients are transferred throughout the healthcare system. She has been successful in obtaining grant funding and starting her career with NIH funded research. We are very excited to hear from her about her career path and her work!

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Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD
Credit: http://www.dom.pitt.edu/

The coffee hours are designed to be an informal small-group discussion session with at most 10 students and an invited physician scientist. Our goal is to provide an environment where students and faculty can speak freely about navigating the training path and balancing the research and clinical components of a successful clinician-scientist career.  We hope you will join us!

What: Coffee Hour with Dr. Hanmer
Where: Scaife PBL Room – 509 Scaife
When: Wednesday, March 9th
Time:  4:00-5:00PM
RSVP: CLICK HERE

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Slides: Lab Startup & Writing

Hello our loyal WSMA members – we wanted to post the slides for you from our two latest workshops and seminars.

1) How to Start Your First Lab: Starting Your First Lab Presentation

This was an excellent seminar, thank you again to all who joined us and our knowledgeable speakers!  Thank you to our speakers for also allowing their slides to be shared with our online community.

2) Writing Workshop: Coming soon!

Our latest event was our writing seminar and workshop. We wanted to pass along the lessons that our attendees received to those who were unable to make it.

We hope you will continue to join us for future events!  We also recently finished our Python independent learning course, where a few students each week met to learn the Python coding language, keep each other accountable, and of course enjoy some donuts and coffee.  We appreciate all of the students who participated, and looking forward to hearing any ideas you have about improving the course!

Keep your eye out for future events, and follow us on Facebook at Twitter @PittWSMA

Writing Seminar & Workshop

Please join us for this exciting event series! This event was very popular last year, and we are excited to bring you a new writing seminar again this year!

To RSVP, CLICK HERE

Dr. Partha Biswas and Dr. Ron Wetzel will be discussing manuscript organization and the review process on February 11th, 5-6:30pm, BST 1195.
Paper Clip ArtDuring the following week, we will hold the writing workshop. February 18th, 5-6:30PM, BST 1195.

Please submit your written sample to nyla.naim@pitt.edu by midnight February 14th.

Python Course Series

Would you like to learn how to program?

Join us as we host an online mini-course on programming in Python.  It is hard to set aside time to learn this important skill, but we all understand how useful it will be for us now and in the future!  WSMA will provide the coffee and snacks, and you bring the brain power!

What: Introduction Python Online Short Course
Where: Scaife PBL Room (TBD based on # of RSVP’s)
When: Wednesdays in January and February
Time:  4:00-5:00PM
Dates: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17
PLEASE RSVPClick HERE

Please join us at as many Wednesdays as you can!  Please bring your computer.

Course Enrollment: https://www.coursera.org/learn/python

We look forward to working together to learn these important skills. This seminar series is based on independent learning, but we are hoping that having a scheduled time to devote to such learning will accelerate your progres

Starting your First Lab Seminar

Save the Date!!

WSMA and the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral  Association (UPPDA) are co-hosting an exciting seminar about questions that arise when starting your first lab.  Starting a lab is similiar to running a small business, and it would be helpful to learn from mentors who are familiar with the process! Starting your first lab can also be extremely intimidating! Where should we even begin?!

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We hope you will have your questions answer at our Starting Your First Lab Seminar on January 7th at 5pm (tentative location BSTS120) featuring Dr. Mark Shlomchik and Dr. Adam Straub.  Each investigator will give a 20 min presentation followed by 10 min of questions. Bring any burning questions you have about this practical topic!  We will have snacks and light refreshments.

What: Starting Your First Lab Seminar

When: January 7th, 2016, 5:00PM

Where: BST S120

Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/WFrr5wrOkg

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Coffee Hour with Dr. McTigue

The Women in Science and Medicine Association would like to invite you to our third Coffee Hour Discussion of the year. We’ve invited Dr. Kathleen McTigue, MD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr. McTigue’s research focuses on prevention of chronic disease in women. She is also the Director of the Clinical Scientist Track of the UPMC Internal Med residency program. This will be an informal small-group discussion session with at most 10 students and an invited physician scientist. Our goal is to provide an environment where students and faculty can speak freely about navigating the training path and balancing the research and clinical components of a successful clinician-scientist career.

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Photo: Pitt Department of Medicine

This is a unique opportunity for students interested in academic medicine, clinical research, and/or women’s health to learn about the training path of a successful clinician scientist here at UPMC!

Details:
Friday, December 11
4-5 pm, Scaife Room 531

Please be sure to join us!

Coffee Hour with Dr. Annie Im

im_a5942The Women in Science and Medicine Association would like to invite you to our second Coffee Hour Discussion of the year. We’ve invited Annie Im, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Im’s research interests include acute myeloid leukemia, stem cell transplant, and graft-versus-host disease. This will be an informal small-group discussion session with at most 10 students and an invited physician scientist. Our goal is to provide an environment where students and faculty can speak freely about navigating the training path and balancing the research and clinical components of a successful clinician-scientist career.

This is a unique opportunity for students interested in academic medicine, clinical research, and/or hematology/oncology to learn about the training path of a successful physician scientist here at UPMC!

Details:
Wednesday, October 28, 6-7 PM
Scaife Room 531

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Coffee Hour with Dr. Lim

Hello WSMA – It’s Coffe HOUR!

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We are having our first coffee hour of the year with Dr. Grace Lim, at T32 scholar in the Department of Anesthesia.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet with local clinicians and research faculty to learn about their training and career trajectory.  We will have coffee and snacks, along with great conversation!  Please bring your questions for Dr. Lim about school, residency, research, and life in general!

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When: September 30th, 2015

Where: Location TBD

Time: 5:00PM