Fellows Research Retreat 2016: Charting a career

The inaugural Fellows Research Retreat will take place Tues., Sept. 27 from 6-9:15 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn.


Presentations and group discussion

Welcome and Introduction
Mary Klotman, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine

My Roadmap from Fellowship to Faculty: Three Success Stories
Jamie Todd, MD; Rasheeda Hall, MD; Tony Sung, MD

The Biggest Mistakes of My Research Career, and How to Avoid Them
Michael Dee Gunn, MD

Navigating a Sea of Resources to Make the Most of Your Academic Career
Scott Palmer, MD, Vice Chair for Research
Rebecca Brouwer, Office of Research Informatics

Breakout sessions - the nuts and bolts for planning for success

Choose two of the following discussions

  • Grants 101 - The basics: types of grants, components of an NIH proposal, how the review process works, appropriate timeline and benchmarks (Laurianne Torres)
  • Grants 201 - More advanced: Getting from a good idea to a compelling grant, what reviewers want to see and how to give it to them (Dee Gunn)
  • Dissemination and productivity - translating good research into good text, overcoming writer's block, finding your audience, responding to reviewers (Heather Whitson)
  • Building a research network and mentorship team - identifying gaps and likely allies, being a good mentee and collaborator, avoiding common pitfalls (Bryan Batch and Steve Crowley)
  • Making the most of national meetings - practical tips on seizing the opportunity to learn and network, giving a "wow" presentation, creating a top-notch poster (Corrine Voils and Deborah Fisher)
  • Transition to faculty and job negotiation - what potential employers are looking for, what to expect from local mentors and supervisors during the process, what to ask and who to ask, what to negotiate (Dawn Provenzale)
  • Work/life integration - balancing all your roles, creating success that can be sustained, practical tips that have worked (or not worked) for others, finding resources and role models (Matt Crowley)