Professional Development

2018 Professional Development Sessions

Ask Anything, Leading Epidemologists Answer Your Questions You Are Afraid To Ask

Session Chair(s):   Pam Factor-Litvak
Date: 2018-06-22       Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Chesapeake B


Session Chairs:
Pam Factor-Litvak, Columbia University

Bernard Harlow, Boston University
Enrique Schisterman, NICHD
Jennifer Weuve, Boston University
Magdalena Cerda, University of California, Berkeley

Negotiation across the academic lifecourse

Session Chair(s):   Daniel Westreich
Date: 2018-06-22       Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Constellation B


In this professional development seminar, panelists will discuss approaches to academic (and other) job negotiation approaches, techniques, and tips for all levels of epidemiologists, from assistant professor on up to Chair positions. We will feature a panel of epidemiologists across the academic lifecourse to discuss negotiations for both salary and other critical points (start-up funds, postdocs or research assistants, time away from teaching), the role of data in negotiations, and the role of gender in salary negotiations. There will be substantial time for audience questions.

Session Chairs:
Daniel Westreich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Martha Werler, Boston University
Germaine Buck Louis, George Washington University
Lisa Bodnar, University of Pittsburgh

Time Management

Session Chair(s):   David Savitz
Date: 2018-06-22       Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Frederick/Columbia


Epidemiologists typically face the challenge of managing many different types of activity -- teaching, advising, publishing, submitting proposals, running studies, and providing service, not to mention the other realms of life. The limiting resource is often time, setting priorities and making sure that the most important items are attended to. This informal seminar will offer some strategic tips that may help to keep you sane and productive, making the time you devote to your work as an epidemiologist as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

Session Chairs:
David Savitz, Brown University