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Fall Research Conference

Date Held: September 24, 2013

The theme of this year's conference was recruiting and preparing a diverse group of students for academic careers in science and healthcare.  Our speaker, Dr. Margarita Dubocovich, PhD shared best practices from her successful Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) programs at the University at Buffalo which are devoted to helping students and junior scientists develop into leaders in the sciences.  Dr. Dubocovich gave two talks, one devoted to faculty and staff, and another one devoted to students. 



dubovichMargarita Dubocovich, PhD, is Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Dubocovich is the Program Director of CLIMB, a group of federally funded initiatives supporting professional development for undergraduate students through junior faculty who are engaged in research. (read more)

Conference Agenda and Objectives:

11:00am to 12:00pm - Academic Careers in Science and Healthcare: What Faculty and Staff Need to Know: Dr. Dubocovich shared examples from her own successful programs and led a discussion about recruitment for academic and other pipeline programs for students, post-docs and faculty, as well as program assessment and structure.

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Taking Advantage of Research Opportunities: A Forum for Students and Faculty  Round table discussions over lunch for faculty, staff, and students.

1:00pm to 2:00pm -Academic Careers in Science and Healthcare: What Students Need to Know:  Dr. Dubocovich discussed research opportunities in Western New York and beyond, as well as led a discussion focused on undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about the importance of research/professional development programs.

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