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AOE Project ACCESS: Grant writing strategies to advance your career: for Education Researchers in Biomedical Sciences

March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you a clinician or scientist aspiring to be an education researcher? Do you already conduct education research but want to up your game and increase your productivity? Learn grant writing strategies to add to your toolbox to build a successful education research program. You will have the opportunity to learn:
❖ Approaches to fit research into busy clinical or research schedules
❖ Methods to collaborate to boost your productivity
❖ Create your personal research community – engage peers & leaders
❖ Build buy-in to develop and pilot innovative ideas

Bring questions for feedback on your own innovative education research ideas.

In conversation with Rebekah Layton, PhD, CMC, PCC, UNC SOM Office of Graduate Education’s Director of Professional Development Programs, and UNC School of Education Associate Professor. Dr. Layton is an active scholar in graduate education, a published author on professional development and career outcomes, a contributor to Inside HigherEd Carpe Careers, and a member of the Graduate Career Consortium. Dr. Layton’s contributions to the field are represented through multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on graduate career development, education, and training. Dr. Layton currently serves as the Principal Investigator for a jointly-funded NIGMS/NSF SCISIPBIO Award examining the impact of training environment on graduate student success – including on career outcomes and experiential learning, mental health and wellness, and mentor-mentee-match. She has also served as a co-Investigator on an NIGMS Training Grant (T32) Supplement to develop Program Evaluation Resources (publication); PI for an National Science Foundation (NSF) sub-award on undergraduate career development; and she previously served as a Program Director for the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Award. Dr. Layton designs, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive professional and career development program housed in the Office of Graduate Education supporting 1000+ graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. She earned degrees in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the University at Albany, State University of New York (PhD & MA) where she studied self-regulation and goal-setting. She completed her postdoctoral training in behavioral health at UNC School of Medicine. She is also a trained International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Mentor Coach (CMC), and co-founder of a Higher Education Coaching group. Dr. Layton is passionate about improving the academic training environment for graduate and postdoctoral trainees using evidence-based research and data-driven solutions supporting trainee skill development to prepare for fulfilling and exciting careers.

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March 8, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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