Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - September, 2014

All seminars are held in the CNPRC Seminar Hall from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

September 30, 2014  Dr. Keith Reimann, DVM.  Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Director, NIH Nonhuman Primate Reagent Resource - "Engineered Primate Antibodies:  Creating a toolbox for nonhuman primate models"


Mentoring Mondays with The American Society for Microbiology

Starting in July, The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is offering the “how to” guide to better mentoring. Mentoring Mondays is a free professional development webinar series. It blends virtual webinars and an interactive discussion forum for all-encompassing mentor training. The program is specifically designed for research investigators interested in (1) learning more about effective mentoring, (2) establishing beneficial mentoring relationships, and (3) implementing novel mentoring strategies to improve research programs. Because we all recognize the importance of mentoring, ASM has created this program to teach even the most seasoned researchers effective ways to integrate mentoring into your research programs. Both you and your trainees will reap the benefit of an improved mentoring relationship.

To learn more about Mentoring Mondays and to register, please visit http://www.ASMLink.org


New Faculty Workshop

To assist new faculty in the development of a successful career at UC Davis, Academic Affairs offers a workshop for incoming faculty every fall quarter. This day-long session provides an overview and orientation in key areas of interest to incoming faculty. Topics may include the academic personnel process, dossier evaluation, shared governance, work-life balance and policies, and Faculty Code of Conduct. Whenever possible, the workshop features advice from recently-tenured faculty. The session represents a great opportunity to get together with colleagues to share valuable information about faculty development at UC Davis. A complimentary continental breakfast and catered lunch are provided.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. - Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

For further information, please contact Lynn Daum, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost - Academic Affairs, at (530) 752-2072 or lmdaum@ucdavis.edu.

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How to Feel As Bright and Capable As They “Think” You Are

Why Smart People (including Graduate Students and Postdocs!) Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How You Can Thrive In Spite of It

Thursday, October 9, 2014  2:00-4:00pm, Conference Center, Ballroom A & B

  • Do you secretly worry that others will find out you’re not as intelligent and competent as they seem to think you are?
  • Do you often dismiss your accomplishments as a “fluke” or “no big deal?”
  • Do you think, “If I can do it, anyone can”?
  • Do you sometimes shy away from taking on even greater challenges because of nagging self-doubt?
  • Are you crushed by even constructive criticism, taking it as evidence of your ineptness? If so, join the club!
Key Take Aways
  • Why the impostor syndrome is not “just low self-esteem”
  • Creative ways “impostors” discount or minimize their success
  • Perfectly good reasons why smart people feel like frauds
  • How your personal Competence Type may be setting you (or your students) up to fall short
  • Procrastination, holding back and other unconscious coping strategies “impostors” use to avoid being found out
  • The role of academic culture in fueling self-doubt
  • Why women are both more susceptible to and held back by impostor feelings
  • Practical steps to help yourself, your students, or high achieving children to interrupt the impostor syndrome and end needless self-doubt

You’ll walk away with practical strategies for interrupting the Impostor Syndrome that you can start using immediately. By applying these simple but powerful techniques you'll finally be able to begin to see yourself as the bright, competent person you really are!

Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally known speaker and the author of the award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown/Random House) now available in five languages including Russian. Valerie has addressed such diverse audiences as Chrysler, Intel, IBM, P&G, Boeing, Merck, McDonalds (Europe), Society of Women Engineers, American Women in Radio and Television, and faculty and students at over 60 other colleges and universities including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, MIT, and Princeton. Her work has been cited in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today Weekend, O magazine, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger’s, Inc., The Chicago Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, More, The Globe & Mail, Woman’s Day, Redbook, and the Irish Independent.

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The 3rd Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Diseases of Animals

VETPATH 2014, October 7 - 10th, 2014 , Location: Prato, Italy

The “Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Diseases of Animals”

has been established by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and

Functional Microbial Genomics to bring together researchers working in areas

relevant to the mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease in animals.

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CTSC Open House

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center invites research teams to visit with program staff, learn about the services and resources we offer, enjoy lunch time refreshments, and enter a drawing for $50 gift cards.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

2921 Stockton Blvd, Ste 1400, Sacramento, CA

Please RSVP by Oct 01, 2014 to either 916-703-9207 or via email to Randi Freeman.

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Interamerican Congress on Zoonosis

Click here for more information and annoucement of the Interamerican Congress on Zoonosis, which is to take place in Mexico City.


ConGen 2015 - Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics

When: January 12-15, 2015

Where: University of Puerto Rico

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