Trainee Information

2018 Trainee Information

Looking ahead to SSR 2018 in New Orleans!

SSR 2018 is around the corner and the Trainee Affairs Committee (TAC) has several exciting Trainee-specific events lined up.

1.    Trainee Forum. The 2018 Annual Meeting Trainee Forum is scheduled on July 10, from 10:00am-11:45am and will focus on “transition” and, is entitled "Treading thoughtfully through the career transitional path: Navigating successfully from graduate student to postdoc to academia or industry “. The forum panel will consist of Dr. Francesca Duncan (Northwestern University), Dr. John Bromfield (University of Florida), Dr. Tracy Clement (Texas A&M University) and Dr. Gaurang Daftary (Ferring Pharmaceuticals).

2.    Mock Grant Review. This year, we will be conducting a Mock Grant Review study section on Tuesday, July 10, from 1:30pm- 3:00pm to help demystify the grant review process. This event will be available for all meeting attendees, but you must register for the Grant Workshop on the SSR Registration form to reserve a space. Officials from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Food and Agriculture and members of SSR will guide you through the process. 

3.    Trainee-Mentor Luncheon (TML). As in the previous years, the TAC will be organizing the TML to allow trainees a unique opportunity to engage with an SSR scientist. The coordinator for this year’s TML is Dr. Jeremy Egbert (UConn Health) and more details will be available closer to registration.

4.    Career Consultation Center. Trainees can schedule a one-on-one meeting with an SSR Regular Member to receive guidance on their CV, cover letters, and other issues they might face during their career progression. Katie Chiang (University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign) is the 2018 CV Review Center Coordinator. A booth for the Career Consultation Center will be staffed during the poster sessions.

5.    Roommate Referral Service (RRS). We will be offering the RRS to help Trainees reduce meeting costs by coordinating roommates for the duration of the meeting. As in the past, we will open up this service closer to the meeting. For the 2018 meeting, the RRS will be coordinated by Rosalina Villalon Landeros (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Erica Schoeller
Junior Trainee Representative

Jitu George
Senior Trainee Representative

 

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