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Building Successful Careers for the New Investigator

The traditional career path after obtaining a PhD degree is securing an ideally tenure track faculty position. In this new era of virus, gene and cell therapies are beginning to see success and commercial drugs, new opportunities open for newly minted PhD and postdoctoral or early stage investigators contemplating the next career move. Here, we invited speakers to share their perspectives on becoming successful in academia, biotech/pharmaceutical industry, commercial and in the government sector, with focus on obtaining funding, networking, and collaboration.

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Rachel M.. Bailey, Ph.D.. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Afrooz Rashnonejad, PhD. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Creating a Roadmap (strategic plan) in Academia for Early-stage Investigators

Terence R.. Flotte, MD. UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA

How to Establish Connections and Successful Collaborations in Industry

Denis Phichith, PhD. Spark Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA

Wearing Multiple Hats: Building an Alternative Career INSIDE Academia

Shondra M. Pruett-Miller, PhD. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Navigating the NIH as a New Investigator

Maureen Shuh, PhD. Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

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