Part of the privilege of my (Stephanie) position within MSU is to help trainees and faculty on their own road.
Below are the primary ways in which we contribute to the development of biomedical scientists.
Career Development for Biomedical Scientists
MSU is one of 17 institutions across the country to be involved in an NIH-funded experiment (www.nihbest.org) dedicated to determining what interventions are most successful in helping biomedical PhDs find their way (in a timely fashion) to a career, particular to one outside of academia. Go to our website (www.best.msu.edu) to learn more and watch a quick two minute KINDEA video about just what we are!
I have filmed multiple videos for Epigeum in both their RCR series (below) and then primarily in their series on Professional Skills for Research Leaders. This work comes from my capacity as an Assistant Dean in The Graduate School. My contribution is to share those hard fought and important lessons learned along the way of developing a lab and working within academe.
For nearly the past 10 years, I have (helped) run The Graduate School sponsored workshops on Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) for MSU's graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The graduate school has gather substantial resources (including Epigeum above) for anyone who wishes to have the tools to educate themselves or those in their laboratory/research arena.