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Upcoming Events

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.


The deadline to register for these training sessions has passed. 

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

Drs. Fivush & Weisfeldt will speak at events concerning the support of women and diversity in medicine.

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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


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