Past Development Events

The Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to offering valuable workshops and opportunities to help our faculty enhance their professional skills. Two new initiatives were fully launched in the spring of 2018; the Career Matters series and Research Tapas. Each Series is a presentation of no longer than 20 minutes with lots of time for questions and conversation on the relevant topic. In addition, the Office of Faculty Affairs routinely invites external presenters to host workshops to enhance faculty grant writing. 

Please find below a listing of development opportunities over the past few years. 

If you're unable to come to the UVM Medical Campus for the Research Tapas or Career Matters, consider joining the zoom conference and logging into 163-804-671 meeting. 

Share with us the types of development opportunities you are looking for. 

Connect with Erin Montgomery (802) 656-9925 or Charlie Irvin,Ph.D (802) 656-2156. 

"What to do When You're Unhappy with Your Hire"Charlie Irvin, PhD & Karmen Swim5/17/2019
""Managing Lab Finances"Matthew Poynter, PhD5/1/2019
"Writing a Quality Review of a Journal Manuscript: An Editor's "First" Impression"Lewis First, MD4/17/2019
"Crafting an Approach Section That Enhances Overall Impact" (PDF)Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D.4/3/2019
"Getting to Know the IRB: We're Here to Help"David Kaminsky, M.D.3/20/2019
"Specific Aims: The Heart of a Grant Proposal" (video)Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.3/6/2019
"Team Building for Science"Mitchell Tsai, MD2/20/2019
"Power Stats: how to Achieve Statistical Power and Why It Matters"Dorothy Dickson, M.Sc.2/06/2019
"Industry Funded Clinical Trials: Climbing the Pyramid"Harold Dauerman, M.D.1/23/2019
"Your Summary Statement"Ralph Budd, M.D.12/19/2018
"Effective Speaking: Dos and Don'ts" (YouTube)Mark Plante, M.D.12/5/2018
"The Significance Delusion: The Inconvenient Truth About P-Values" (PDF, YouTube)
Dorothy Dickson, M.Sc.11/15/2018
"Elevator Pitch" 
Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.11/7/2018
"How to choose a good research question"
Benjamin Littenberg, M.D.10/17/2018
"Scientists are to be seen and heard: use of audio visual equipment for your audience"
Nathan Tykocki, Ph.D.10/3/2018
"Gee, I wish I'd Validated the antibody before I wrote the paper - A discussion of antibody specificity issues"
Doug Taatjes, Ph.D.


"How to Effectively Chair a Committee"
Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.


"Approaching Foundations"
Gordon Jensen, M.D.4/18/2018
“H-Index and Alternative Measures”
Chris Huston, M.D.4/4/2018
“‘Danger Will Robinson’ Avoiding Predatory Journals, Editorial Boards and Meetings” (YouTube)
Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.3/21/2018
“Setting Up Collaborations- Dos and Don’ts” (YouTube)
David Warshaw, Ph.D.3/7/2018
“The Divide Between Science and Commerce”
Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D.2/21/2018
“The Impact Factor” (YouTube)
Gary Ward, Ph.D.2/7/2018
“How to Respond to Reviewers” (YouTube)
Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.1/17/2018
"Rigor and Reproducibility" (YouTube)
Doug Taatjes, Ph.D.
"NIH Biosketches" (YouTube)
Matthew Poynter, Ph.D.11/8/2017
"Your New CV Format"
Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.10/18/2017
"Arms Length Letters" (YouTube)Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.6/21/2016
"Getting Promoted" (YouTube)Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.2/16/2016