The Cancer Med Society at UNC invited our MD-PhD program for an information panel regarding the physician-scientist training process. Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh (Co-Director of UNC MSTP) started the conversation describing our program and rounded out the discussion with a Q&A session with 3 of our very own AIMS Leaders who are all cancer researchers: Alison Mercer-Smith, Rashmi Kumar, and Kevin Field. This is the inaugural year of the Cancer Med Society, advised by Dr. Al Baldwin (UNC Lineberger). AIMS was thrilled to be part of this special event and for the opportunity to continue our efforts in undergraduate outreach and education on MD-PhD training!
Thanks to everyone who helped out with this year’s Triangle Diversity and Inclusivity in the Medical Sciences networking event held in conjunction with Duke and UNC’s Introduction to MD/PhD Training with Meredith College. We had an introduction to MD/PhD programs, a campus tour, one-on-one CV/resume/personal statement review, and a presentation on UNC Training Initiatives in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (TIBBS).
The American Physician Scientist Association in conjunction Duke and UNC Medical Scientist Training Programs are proud to bring you the Triangle Diversity and Inclusivity in the Medical Sciences networking event. With this event we hope to promote networking opportunities between undergraduate students and current trainees, provide information about our training pathway, and introduce the benefits of a career in the medical sciences.
The event will take place at Duke’s Trent-Semans Center for Health Education this Saturday, March 30, from 6-8pm.
We are passionate about what we do and would love to share this passion with all interested students. If you would like to come, have dinner, and talk about the many opportunities that a physician scientist career can offer, please RSVP at https://physicianscientists.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1203501&group=. We look forward to meeting you!
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a group of 15 students from Meredith College (in Raleigh). The agenda for the day’s events can be found below. Please join us between 5-6pm at 2035 Bondurant on Friday, when we will be having a social hour with the students. Food will be provided!
- 2:00-2:50pm – Introductions
- Welcome by Alison Regan, Assistant Director, UNC MD/PhD program
- Introduction to MD/PhD programs, Loren Oh
- Introduction to MED
- 2:50-3:00pm – Break
- 3:00-4:00pm – Campus Tour and CV/Resume/Personal Statement review; switch at 3:30pm
- 4:00-5:00pm – Presentation by UNC Training Initiatives in Biomedical & Biological Sciences (TIBBS)
- Dr. Rebekah Layton, TIBBS Director
- Dr. Jessica Harrell, Director of Pre-Doctoral Student Development and Support
- 5:00-6:00pm – Social Hour
AIMS will be co-sponsoring a booth at the 2019 UNC Science Expo with the Carolina Genetics interest group (co-led by our very own Yasemin Cole).
When: Saturday, April 6th from 11am-4pm
What: Outreach activities with kids and North Carolinians!
How can I help?!
I realize this is the same weekend as the AAWSM regional symposium, but if you aren’t able to go we’d love your help volunteering at this event!
Sign-up in hour-long shifts here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044BAFA82DA1F58-uncscience
AIMS will be educating booth visitors about diverse scientists and their accomplishments through a matching card game (look for an event coming soon to help craft these cards!).
Carolina Genetics will be organizing some hands-on DNA activities:
- Base-pairing with gummies (https://www.yourgenome.org/activities/yummy-gummy-dna)
- DNA origami (https://www.yourgenome.org/activities/origami-dna)
Good afternoon everyone!
Next month we will be having our Spring Mentor Social on Thursday, April 25th. It will be a good chance to come and chat with the AIMS faculty mentors about their research, their careers, and ask any questions you might have! These mentors have volunteered their time and are excited to speak with you guys! Please see below for details. There will be food – Potluck sign-up link below!
UNC AIMS Spring Mentor Social 2019
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Mentors who will be attending:
Dr. Toni Darville (MD – Pediatrics, ID)
Dr. Susan Henning (PhD – GI, Cell Biology)
Dr. Ayse Belger (PhD – Psych, Imaging)
Dr. Lynn Fordham (MD – Peds Radiology)
Sign Up HERE.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first co-sponsored social event of the year! AIMS teamed up with WiNS (Women in Science) and AM-WISE (Advocates for Minorities and Women in Science and Engineering) to host a fall mixer at Top of the Hill!
When: October 3rd (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m. onwards
Where: TOPO, Chapel Hill
There will be free appetizers for all!
A big thank you to Dr. Carmen Williams, MD, PhD, the Deputy Chief of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at NIEHS, who came to campus to lead small group sessions and plenary talks.
2 pm: Picking a mentor and making the most out of PhD training in 132 MacNider
3 pm: Choosing a residency/post-doc and setting up your lab in 132 MacNider
4 pm: Plenary talk in Bondurant G030
A big thanks to our speakers, Dr. Laura Young and Dr. Susan Henning, for helping us with our CV and biosketch workshop on 8/6/18! We had a great turnout, and we will send followup information about CV templates from UNC TIBBS.
Thank you to all of our students who participated in our panel discussion for undergraduates about MD/PhD programs are, the application process, and the types of research and clinical experiences our students have had prior to applying to these programs.