In keeping with policies resulting from COVID-19, this program will be only offered via Zoom.
12:00 pm -1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Via Zoom
During this program, Division Directors from across campus will share their experiences with the use of qualifying exams within their PhD programs in a panel format. This may include the purpose, structure, and intended outcomes of the qualifying exams, how the qualifying exams are assessed, and how the results of the qualifying exams impact the graduate student.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe experiences with qualifying exams within PhD programs across campus
- Identify practices within the use of qualifying exams from other PHD programs across campus that can be incorporated into or modified for ESOP’s graduate program
Target Audience: This program is designed for Division Directors, faculty, staff, preceptors and fellows who support graduate education.
Registration: For non-UNC affiliates, registration is $15.00. (UNC Affiliates are considered to be faculty, staff, trainees, students, preceptors and residents who currently work for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or support its students.)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 9, at 5 p.m.
Beka Layton, PhD, Director of Professional Development Programs, Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program, UNC School of Medicine
As the Director of Professional Development Programs, Rebekah Layton is responsible for designing and evaluating Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) career development programs in support of 1000+ biological and biomedical science trainees. Dr. Layton is a graduate education researcher with a focus on career and professional development programs and outcomes for PhDs, working with such national collaborations as NIH Broadening Experiences in Graduate Training (NIH BEST), the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC), and the AAMC Graduate Research on Education and Training (GREAT) Group.
Panel Moderator Information
Michael Jarstfer, PhD, Assistant Dean for Graudate Education & Associste Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
As Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, Mike Jarstfer is the Director of Graduate Studies for Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Program and in this role advances innovative approaches to enhance graduate training. The Jarstfer lab is interested in targeting telomere biology for aging disorders and cancer treatment strategies and exploring the mechanism of oxytocin in controlling social behavior.
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies & Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UNC School of Medicine
Wolfgang Bergmeier is director of graduate studies for the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He is also a member of the UNC Blood Research Center. His lab employs a multidisciplinary approach to investigate how stem cells turn into a unique blood cell, the Platelet, and how altered platelet function contributes to human disease.
J. Mauro Calabrese, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor, UNC School of Medicine
J. Mauro Calabrese is Director of Graduate Studies for the Pharmacology Curriculum and an associate professor in the Pharmacology Department and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His lab studies how gene expression is regulated in the nucleus by long noncoding RNAs.
Rebecca Fry, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives, Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children's Environmental Health & Research Professor, UNC Gilling School of Global Public Health
Rebecca Fry is Director of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and the Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her lab focuses on understanding how environmental exposures to toxic substances are associated with human disease. With a particular focus on genomic and epigenomic perturbations, her labs use toxicogenomic and systems biology approaches to identify key molecular pathways that associate environmental exposure with diseases. A current focus in the lab is to study prenatal exposure to various environmental contaminants including arsenic, cadmium, and perflourinated chemicals. Dr. Fry aims to understand molecular mechanisms by which such early exposures are associated with long-term health effects in humans. Ultimately, Dr. Fry’s lab aims to identify mechanisms of contaminant-induced disease and the basis for inter-individual disease susceptibility
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Date: Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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