01 Oct Petri Dishes: From the Immediate Past-Director: September 2019 Issue
A Note From the Immediate Past-Director
Elizabeth Petri Henske, MD
10th Annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week
Postdocs and others stopped by for cookies, coffee, and to learn more about the role of the Postdoc Leadership Council in the greater Brigham Community. The Postdoc Leadership Council invites all Brigham postdocs to join one of their committees and help plan events and create resources for the community.
Ice Cream Social
Postdocs and colleagues gathered to enjoy ice cream and socialize. Postdoc Leadership Council members were recognized by Dr. Laura Fredenburgh, Faculty Director, Office for Research Careers.
Women in Medicine and Science Month
BRI Events Recap
Tips & Tricks for Presenting Your Poster
The RC LIVE Lunch featured Haley Bridger from the Office of Strategic Communications and Terry McGowan from the Development Office. They offered helpful tips on how to present your research and what to say to your audience, whether they are a colleague, someone from the media, or a potential donor. This lunch was held for anyone who might be participating in an upcoming poster session, but was particularly focused on those presenting at Discover Brigham.
Best Practices in Poster Design
Getting ready to design your poster? Dr. Cheryl Vaughan delivered a high-impact, practical knowledge presentation on how to make the best design “moves” to tell your scientific story on the interactive platform of an e-poster. Dr. Vaughan covered visual accessibility, the use of color, content flow and graphic cues, basic principals of data visualization, and how to convert a traditional poster to an effective e-poster.
We are excited to present the research community with this first edition of the Science Spotlight newsletter. It will feature publications from Brigham researchers in high-impact journals and funding updates from the prior month. The first edition was sent out on Friday, September 27th. We hope you got a chance to read it!
Scientific Advisory Board
From left to right: Paul Anderson, MD, PhD, Betsy Nabel, MD, Elias Zerhouni, MD, Gerald Chan, PhD, Susan Hockfield, PhD, Terry McGowan, Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD, Geoffrey Smith, JD, Michael Rosenblatt, MD
The annual meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was held on Thursday, September 26. The board came together in 2014 in order to have a congregation of hospital expertise and local industry partners dedicated to innovation and discovery. This year, distinguished leaders discussed the academic-industry interface, ranging from physical collaboration space to trainee needs. The board also heard brief presentations from the inaugural President’s Scholars who were excited to share their scientific journey and current research with the room.
What to Look Forward to at Discover Brigham
There are so many exciting sessions and demos this year at Discover Brigham, we encourage you to visit the BRI website, the Discover Brigham website, and keep an eye out for the rotating flat screens around the hospital, all of which will be promoting individual sessions and demos leading up to the big day! Please enjoy these snippets of information and remember to register to attend Discover Brigham on November 7.
Research Paper of the Month
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