Vol 9. Issue 22 / July 27, 2009

In Brief

Career Seminar: "Careers in Science Policy"

Kellogg School alumna Phyllis Frosst, head of Policy Program and Analysis at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute, will speak on "Careers in Science Policy: Tainted Love and Time" on Friday, August 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Frosst will discuss how she made the transition from a Scripps Research graduate student to the head of genomics policy at the NIH. She will discuss: similarities and differences between academic and policy lifestyles; types of government and policy opportunities available to graduate students and postdocs; and how to leverage your skills and experience to get the job you want. The event, which is sponsored by the Kellogg School of Science and Technology, the Society of Fellows, and the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office, will be held in the Keck Amphitheater of the Beckman Building. No RSVP required.

NWiS Coffee Hour: "Feel like a Phoney?"

Do you ever worry that you are not as smart or capable as those around you? Do you think you obtained your scientific position by fluke and fear the day when you will be exposed as a fraud? Join the Network for Women in Science (NWiS) as the group kicks off the new NWiS term with a coffee hour discussion of "No, You're Not an Impostor," a recent article in Science magazine. You will find that "impostor syndrome" is extremely common among scientists, and learn ways to overcome it so that you can make the most of your scientific talents. The discussion, to be led by Ryan Wheeler of the Office of Career and Postdoctoral Services, will be held on Monday, August 3 from 3 to 4 PM in the Faculty Club. Coffee and snacks will be provided. This event, like all NWiS events, is open to all of Scripps Research and the group welcomes male colleagues. Read more about NWiS and find the article to be discussed on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112059047804.

Ten Tips from the Counseling Department: "Ten Books for Self-Study"

The Counseling and Psychological Services Department has posted a new article in its "10 Tips" series, "Ten Books for Self-Study" by Scripps Research Counseling Psychologist Daphne Lurie. To read the article and see her book recommendations, go to the Counseling and Psychological Services website.


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