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National Postdoctoral Association Michigan Regional Symposium
Pathways to Careers

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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8:30 a.m.                   Welcome

                                    Dr. Asfar Azmi, President, Postdoctoral Association, WSU

8:30 a.m.                   Pathways to Careers: Overview

                                    Dr. Ambika Mathur, Associate Dean, Graduate School, WSUPDF

8:45 a.m.                   Careers in Academia

                                    Dr. Richard McGee, Associate Dean, Faculty Recruitment, Northwestern UnivPDF

                                    Dr. Ratna Naik, Chair, Department of Physics, WSUPDF

                                    Dr. Tiffany Mathews, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, WSU

                                    Dr. Ashok Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, WSUPDF

10:00 a.m.                 NIH Pathway to Independence (K99/R00 grant writing workshop)

                                    Dr. Joan Lakoski, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

                                    Dr. Sokol Todi, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, WSU

                                    Dr. Kwoon Wong, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Univ of Michigan

11:30 a.m.                 Careers in Industry and Patent Law

                                    Dr. Ijaz Jamall, President, Risk-Based Decisions, Inc., CA (Industry)PDF

                                    Mr. Steven Parks, Associate, Butzel Long Law Firm, Lansing, MI (Patent Law)PDF

12:15 p.m.                 Careers in Federal Agencies

                                    Dr. Farukh Khambaty, Program Officer, National Institutes of HealthPDF

                                    Dr. Uma Venkateswaran, Program Director, National Science FoundationPDF

2:00 p.m.                   Careers in Policy and Publishing

                                    Dr. Jennifer Hobin, Director of Science Policy, FASEB (Public Science Policy)PDF

                                    Dr. James Austin, Editor, Science Careers (Science and AAAS) (Publishing)

3:00 p.m.                   KEYNOTE ADDRESS INTRODUCTION

                                    Dr. Ronald T. Brown, Provost, WSU

3:00 p.m.                   KEYNOTE ADDRESS

                                    Dr. William Paul, National Institutes of Health

                                    “How I Came to Love the Lymphocyte or Adventures in Immunology”

                                    VOTE OF THANKS: Dr. Mahender Dewal, Incoming President, PDA, WSU









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