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Succeeding with Your K Award

“Succeeding with Your K Award” is a highly interactive and mutually supportive peer-mentoring seminar series. It is designed for early-career faculty or post-doctoral fellows who are supported on National Institutes of Health K awards and meant to help them develop the ability to look at their own work and that of others in a critical but supportive manner. 

The 2017-2018 series will include career and research development presentations by K scholars and didactic sessions presented by the program moderators and guest speakers. Didactic topics will include honing your elevator pitch, Galter Health Sciences Library, the K to R transition and more

Faculty directors and staff include Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology; William Schnaper, MD, vice chair and professor of Pediatrics; and Lauren Daniels, NUCATS Center for Education and Career Development (CECD) program manager.

If you would like to be added to the invitation list, please email For more information, contact our CECD navigator. 

“Succeeding with Your K Award” is usually offered on the third Monday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Conference Room of Rubloff 11, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr. There will be no sessions in April, July or August of 2018. Check out the details below on our upcoming session. 








Monday, June 18, 2018

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Rubloff Building, 11th Floor, Lakeview Conference Room

(750 N. Lake Shore Dr.)

Jeffrey Robert Schneider, PhD, Assistant Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology, K01 Scholar


Topic: Mentor Relationships

Presenter: Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, Vice Chair of Preventive Medicine, Chief of Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of NUCATS CECD Mentor Development Workshops. 

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