This reflection piece was written to discuss the successes AIOG has celebrated over the past 3 years as well as an account of recent events and future directions.
photo: https://www.cell.com/fulltext/S0092-8674(16)30553-0 This month, AIOG had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Clifford J. Woolf who is presently the F. M. Kirby Neurobiology Center Director, Boston Children’s Hospital, and a Neurology/Neurobiology Professor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to these positions, Dr. Woolf is the co-founder of two precision medicine companies, QurAlis and Nocion Therapeutics. His currentContinue reading “Insights on transitioning from academia to industry”
This winter, AIOG has had the pleasure of hosting two science policy professionals for separate seminars: Dr. Zubin Master, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Ethics at the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Kirstin R.W. Matthews, a fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Both shared their unique career paths through science policy and offered insights as to how to make the transition from PhD to Policy.
AIOG hosted Dr. Tim Spencer, who is the current Executive Editor for the Journal of Cell Biology. This article summaries some of the points discussed during his presentation.
In this article one of our writers, Christina Miles, sits down and picks the brain of SciComm writer Kerry Silva to talk about her science blog Bolded Science.
Recently, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) held their 45th annual meeting online. CASE is a non-profit institution that is patterned after the National Academy of Sciences. The institution identifies and studies issues and technological advancements that are of concern to the state of Connecticut. Since the founding of CASE in 1976, the academyContinue reading “45th Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering meeting”
This July, I interviewed Beatrice Zatorska, the co-founder and CEO of Smart Tribe. Beatrice is based in London, but Smart Tribe is a global platform that has users from multiple countries. Smart Tribe is a new online platform that helps connect individuals in academia and industry professionals. The goal of Smart Tribe is to unleash scienceContinue reading “Smart Tribe: A New Way to Network”
Dr. Keilich, UConn alumni, talks about his transition from PhD to industry during COVID-19.
Andrew Levitt, an Associate patent counsel at Cantor Colburn, gave a virtual presentation for those interested in patent law opportunities on behalf of AIOG.
Dean Furness discusses how to overcome challenges and why it’s important to stop measuring ourselves against others.
Yale provides advice for PhD’s interested in non-traditional careers.
By, Rachel Gilmore It is an inescapable fact that our lives are being run by COVID-19. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, experiencing urgency unlike we have ever experienced before. As a result, individuals are making decisions for their businesses that would normally take months over the course of a few hours.Continue reading “A Grad Student’s Guide to the CARES Act”
On March 4th AIOG hosted Dr. Hui Zhang at UConn Health to share her career experiences as a Clinical Geneticist. Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics as well as the Co-Director of the DNA Diagnostic Lab at Yale University. After earning her MD at Shanghai Medical University, Dr. Zhang went on toContinue reading “Interviewing a Clinical Geneticist”
Dr. Levi Smith, a Senior Research Scientist from Halda Therapeutics, recently visited UConn Health to talk with graduate students, post-docs, and others about his path to working at a start-up company.
What is intellectual property and why is it important for scientists? Read on here.
Do you love being at the front of scientific innovation? Do you love to share and explain science that you are passionate about to people in a digestible manner? Does the idea of traveling to new places and meeting new people appeal to you? Perhaps, you should consider becoming a Medical Science Liaison. Last week,Continue reading “Medical Science Liaison”
My team of post-docs and students at AIOG are so happy to continue to grow our group, and help others figure out what kind of career is right for them. I thought I would reach out and let everybody know what we have coming up in the new year! In January, we have two spectacularContinue reading “AIOG Moving into the Next Decade- upcoming events”
Dr. Mostafa Analoui discusses his wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the reality of entrepreneurship and innovation within the field of biomedical science.
Angela Lee Duckworth, UPenn, speaks on her career experiences teaching middle school math in a New York public school and how she learned IQ is not a fair assessment of intelligence.
Geoff McGrane, MBA and Raeka Ayar Ph.D. from the New York Stem Cell Foundation visit UConn Health to discuss careers in non-profit institutions for Biomedical Ph.D. students. On Monday November 4th 2019 the Academic-Industry Opportunities Group (AIOG) co-founded by Robert Pijewski and Giulia Vigone Ph.D. hosted a Scientific Communications (aka SciComm) seminar for UConn Biomedical SciencesContinue reading “Insights to a career in SciComm”
My name is Robert Pijewski and I am the co-founder of the Academia-Industry Opportunities Group (AIOG). Read more about me below! Hey all, I’m Rob. I’ve never written a blog post before so let’s give this a try. I am currently a 4th year PhD candidate in Biomedical Science in the Department of Neuroscience atContinue reading “Introduce Yourself: Meet Rob: co-founder of AIOG”
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