Current CBI Trainee Meeting Schedule


September 6, 4 – 7 pm. Welcome pool party. Bring your ideas about want you want to learn this year to our first meeting of the year.

October 30, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, NUB 1552. CBI Sabbaticals: Finding, Funding, and Getting the Most From Them. CBI Senior trainees Chris Azaldegui, Zoe Yeoh, and José Hernández-Meléndez will share their recent experiences with sabbaticals at Merck and a national lab. Information will also be provided on the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program.

November 14, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Pharmacy B022. To Postdoc or not to Postdoc? A discussion of the corresponding Next Gen PhD chapter (Chapter 4).

December 4, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, North University Building 2548. Mentoring Up Workshop: Resources for getting the most out of your mentoring relationship, Maggie Gardner, Rackham professional Development and Engagement

January 16, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Chemistry A505. Graphical Abstracts, Rob Pettigrew, Senior Learning Technologies Specialist, UM Library.

February 12, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Chemistry A505. Communicating the Value of your Research to a Broad Audience: Elevator Pitches, Mike Ranella, Senior Director, UM Fast Forward Medical Innovation

March 5, 4:30 – 6 pm, Virtual. Tax Information for Graduate Students, Edward Jennings, UM Tax Director.

April 9, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Chemistry A505. Sharing Diverse Postdoc Experiences


November 16. Sabbatical Experiences at Macmillan Publishers, NIH, and Brandeis University, Senior CBI Trainees Liz Tidwell and Alaina Richard

December 12. Finding and Funding your Sabbatical, Dr. Maggie Garner, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; Industry Sabbatical Experience at ThermoFisher Scientific, Senior CBI Trainee Joshua Salem:

January 23. miLEAD Opportunities for Consulting Experience During your PhD: Ellie Frydendall and Shannon Miller; Scientific Consulting: Prof. Emily Scott, Consulting for Pharmaceutical Companies and Legal Firms

February 20. Science, Technology, and Public Policy Certificate Program, Molly Kleinman, STPP Managing Director


April 24. Resume and Biosketch Workshop, Dr. Maggie Garner, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies