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Upcoming Events

Visiting Scholar Sora Lee Kim

March 11, 2015

T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Networking Happy Hour

March 11, 2015, 5pm
Bearcat Lounge, Kingsgate Marriott, Medical Campus

Network with other STEM women faculty! Appetizers are provided. A cash bar will be available


Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 7: Planning for Career Advancement (RPT)

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Alex Lentsch, Senior Associate Dean, College of Medicine and Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Executive Director of UC LEAF

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Differentiate the unique functions of the units within the medical campus including CCMC, UC, UCP, UH, UC Health, and the VAMC at Clinical and Research Levels
    • Identify the organization within each of the units
    • Build relationships with critical personnel
    • Identify the faculty governing bodies and committees of UC
      Distinguish the milestones necessary at each level of career advancement
    • Develop a plan to reach the necessary milestones for career development
    • Describe the roles of UC and the PI in the conduct of ethical research and grant management

UC Science and Engineering Expo

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Judging from 8:00am-12:30pm

The annual Science & Engineering Expo at UC is a chance for 6-12th grade students to show off their science projects. The event organizers are looking for volunteer judges, specifically those with experience educating students in math and science. Judges receive breakfast, lunch, and complimentary parking for their participation.

For more information on registering and the judging categories, please visit the event page.

FORTE Workshop 3: Effective Communication & Organizational Dynamics

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitators: Stacie Furst-Holloway, Associate Professor, Psychology; Steve Strakowski, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, UC Health; Richard Puff, Assistant Vice President, Public Relations, Academic Health Center

Conflict Management

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Becoming aware of our own and others' social styles to improve interpersonal communication, team dynamics, and a collegial work environment
    • Controlling organizational dynamics: communicating authority; managing interrupters; disarming dissenters; and reducing vulnerability to gender bias


  • Learning Objectives:
    • Identify university and professional society resources to promote your research findings
    • Effectively communicate research progress and findings to the community 

Registration will open in March 2015

Manuscript Writing Workshop

March 26-29, 2015
Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center

This two-and-a-half day retreat will facilitate completing and submitting a research manuscript. Our goals are to cultivate a supportive group of productive researchers and to improve the research productivity of STEM women at UC, with a particular focus on minority women. All retreat costs are covered and participants who successfully submit their manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal will receive a $500 grant. A draft manuscript to be used for review and editing must be submitted by March 1. 

The registration deadline has now passed.

Annual Diversity Conference

April 1, 2015
Tangeman University Center

Members of LEAF's leadership team and ally program will be presenting on topics related to diversity.

Intradepartmental Professional Networks: How Networks Impact Career-Related Outcomes for Women STEM Faculty

Presented by Rachel Kallen & Brian Eiler

Limiting Implicit Bias in the RPT Process

Presented by Valerie Gray Hardcastle & Rachel Kallen

College Allies: Creating Inclusive Environments Through Faculty Advocates

Presented by Arnie Miller

For more information on these presentations, visit our event page.

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 8: Mentoring & Career Guidance

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Chip Montrose, Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Recognize why you need a mentor and what you can except from them 
    • Develop a plan of how to find mentors and interact with them
    • Validate your career goals and definition of success. Take a self-assessment and work with the results (what is more important to your success; playing to your strengths or working on your weaknesses?)
    • Plan a career guidance network that is both local and national
    • Learn how to elicit frank discussions and opinions and cope with negative outcomes 

Visiting Scholar Dr. Monica Cox, PhD

April 17-18, 2015

Associate Professor, School of Engineering Education
Purdue University
Plenary speaker, American Society of Engineering Educators North Central Section Conference

Grant Writing Training:

UC LEAF and the UC Research Programs office are partnering to provide women STEM faculty members with grant writing training. The following opportunities will be available in 2015 at no cost to you.

Write Winning Grant Proposals

April 21, 2015, 8am-5pm
Vontz Auditorium

This seminar is limited to faculty preparing to write a competitive extramural research grant proposal. No prerequisite. A workbook is included. No fee for up to 15 women STEM faculty members.

NIH Career Development Award Proposals

April 22, 2015, 8:30am-12pm
Vontz Auditorium

Grant Writing: Getting Started

April 22, 2015, 1-5pm
Vontz Auditorium

A half-day seminar on how to begin the grant writing process. This seminar is intended for New/Early Stage Investigators, Graduate Students or Postdocs with no prior grant writing experience. No prerequisite. A workbook is included. No fee for up to 15 women STEM faculty members with no prior grant writing experience.

Registration for all training sessions is now open. The deadline to submit an application is March 20, 2015.

Questions? Email Dawn O'Neill with any questions.

Best Practices Speaker

May 4-5, 2015

Dr. Barbara Fivush, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief Pediatric Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Myron Weisfeldt, MD, Director of the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 5: Successful Collaborative Research

May 14, 2015, 9-11 a.m.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Christy Holland, Professor of Internal Medicine

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Demonstrate the power of team-based approaches to problem solving
    • Explain the additional challenges to developing multi-disciplinary collaborations; whether across campus or countries
    • Use technology to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration
    • Be sensitive to different academic and industrial cultures that exist in other disciplines