Career Mentoring Session: Finding Your Path: Alternative Careers for Health Scientists

Career Mentoring Session: Finding Your Path: Alternative Careers for Health Scientists

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)


Veronica Contreras-Shannon, PhDChair
Jennifer Sanders, PhD
Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University

David SullivanCo-Chair
David Sullivan, PhD
Northwestern University

Marina AnastasiouCo-Chair
Marina Anastasiou, MSc
Tufts University

Chhavi ChauhanModerator
Chhavi Chauhan, PhD
American Society for Investigative Pathology

Session Description: This is the first session in a webinar series aiming to describe careers for MD/PhD or PhD-trained pathology scientists that fall outside the traditional professorship track. PhD scientists working in various fields and settings will share insights and give advice to trainees looking to explore alternative paths. With health scientists employed in various commercial settings from biotech companies to industrial operations and law and editorial services, a foundation in research can lead to unexpected and attractive career options. This session will be of interest to undergraduates, graduate/medical students, or post-doctoral fellows.


  Chair - Welcome and Introductions  
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Thinking Beyond the Bench: Transferring Your Academic Training to the Business of Biotech
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Sylvia Eash, PhD
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Expecting the Unexpected: How to Cultivate Your Passions into Potential Career Paths
Ruchama Chaya Steinberg, PhD • Dragonfly Mental Health
Ruchama Chaya Steinberg, PhD
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Jargon as Gatekeeping: Why We Must Make Our Language Accessible
Jordan Greer, MSc • Cell Press
Jordan Greer, MSc
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Strategic Positioning to Keep Your Options Open
Harinder Singh, PhD • University of California - Irvine
Harinder Singh