IMSD Professional Development Series

Mission Bay

The Graduate Division in collaboration with S4D (Scientists for Diversity) is pleased to present the IMSD Professional Development Series throughout spring 2017. The series is designed to build skills that may not be readily acquired in the laboratory and will be complementary to discipline-specific training.

All UCSF graduate students are welcome and highly encouraged to participate in this series.

The series is free, but please register in advance. You can sign up for any or all sessions.

Schedule of Events:

February 6, 5:30 - 7 p.m.: Writing a Personal Statement for Research Grants
Mission Bay
Join a discussion that will address this important component of a grant application.  The panel will include faculty who will bring the perspective of a reviewer, and advanced graduate students who have successfully applied for grants that included a personal statement. Register.

March 6, 5:30 - 7 p.m.: Managing Your Online Profile via LinkedIn
Mission Bay
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Elizabeth Silva, PhD, will discuss ways to leverage your LinkedIn profile for career development. Register.

Light refreshments provided at all sessions.

~ Sessions for April and May to be announced. ~


IMSD is the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, an NIGMS-funded fellowship that has been in place at UCSF since 1997. Read more about the program.

S4D (Scientists for Diversity) is a UCSF Registered Campus Organization that aims to foster a supportive community for the professional development of traditionally underrepresented individuals in scientific research.