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Academy of Investigators Program

Director, Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Lori Coburn, M.D.

An Academy of Investigators workshop series was initiated in 2012 as part of the Vanderbilt DDRC enrichment program. The goal of the series is to expand trainee's knowledge base and comfort level in dealing with the "non-science" aspects of a career in academic medicine. The group generally meets on the third Tuesday of every month during the academic year in a lunch-meeting format with invited guest speakers to discuss topics such as: networking, managing lab finances, using the interview process to select the right people for your lab, dealing with different personalities in the lab, getting manuscripts written in a timely manner, CV preparation, etc.

This program is required for all N type Investigators. It is also recommended for basic and clinical scientists.

2020-2021 Academy of Investigators Workshop Series




September 17th

Using Detailed Budgets to Your Advantage

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Partner with Newman Society

October 20th

Preparing your CV for your future career—networking

Alyssa Hasty, PhD

Professor of MPB

November 17th

Statistical Analysis of

Biological Data sets

Tatsuki Koyama, PhD

December 15th

Management of Laboratory Finances

Michelle Southard-Smith, PhD; Richard Peek, MD; Christopher Williams, MD, PhD

January 5th



February 11th

Imposter Syndrome

Maureen Gannon, PhD

Partner with Edge Seminars

March 16th

Accountability and Integrity in publication

Laura Beskow, PhD, MPH

Director of Research Ethics

April 22nd

Making the Most of Your Mentoring Committee

Panel of recent ECR faculty

Partner with Newman Society