The Committee for Career Development

The Committee for Career Development (CCD) is an organization of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch. We are here to serve and promote the success of all students and postdocs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences by organizing seminars and workshops focusing on different topics of interest, some of which include teaching and grant writing skills, negotiations ad interviewing skills, CV and resume workshops and other proficiencies sets required for a successful scientific career.

The CCD was founded in 1996.

The CCD's Goal

Our goal is to expose students and fellows to career opportunities and to help them acquire the skills needed to further their professional lives.

We invite you to join the CCD!

Get involved:

Our meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 12 Noon in 4.438 Levin Hall, Dean's Conference Room.

For more information, please contact Robert P. Clayton at rpclayton@utmb.edu


Committee for Career Development

Upcoming CCD Sponsored Events
  • TBD – CCD sponsored event discussing developing your innovation into a marketable product with Dr. Carla Kantara (Late Spring/Early Summer 2017)
  • TBD – Grant opportunities workshop (Summer 2017)

S. No

Date

Event

# of Attendees

Notes

25

2/7/2017

UTMB-IDP: Tool For The Upcoming Career Forum

70

Speaker: José M. Barral, MD, PhD

24

1/20/2017

Alternative Career for PhD: Science Policy for Government

18

Speaker: Ashley Grant, PhD

23

11/29/2016

F-Awards: Experienced Study Section Members Share their View

45

Speakers: Alan Barrett, PhD, Kelly Dineley, PhD,
and Lawrence Sowers, PhD

22

9/21/2016

Working in Pharma: A Panel Discussion with Industry Experts

 

Speakers: Elias Jackson, PhD and John Allen, PhD

21

5/5/2016

How to Write a Biosketch

43

Speaker: Thomas Green, PhD

20

2/25/2016

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

40

Speaker: Tammie Taylor

19

11/5/2015

Career Opportunities in Consulting

55

Speaker: Alliant Group

18

10/21/2015

Career Opportunities in Teaching (PDF)

46

Speaker: Jose Barral, MD, PhD

17

9/11/2015

Creating a CV Using the UTMB Template Q&A Session

21

Speaker: CCD Committee

16

8/6/2015

Career Opportunities in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)

40

Speaker: James Graham, PhD, DC (PDF)

15

7/23/2015

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop

77

Speaker: Tammie Taylor, MLA
IDP Tips PDF (Tegrity Recording)

14

3/31/2015

Career Opportunities at Roche

67

Speaker: Greg C. Whitlock, PhD, MT (ASCP)

13

11/20/2014

How to Better Transform Your Ideas Into Products that Improve Patient Care

48

Speaker: Michael Patton, MD, MS

12

9/18/2014

How to Create a CV Using UTMB's Template

76

Speaker: Dr. Regino Perez-Polo

11

6/12/2014

Career Development Skills and Opportunities

165

TGIT Event

10

3/25/2014

How to use LinkedIn to find your next job

66

Speaker: James E. Patterson III

9

2/27/2014

Alternative Career Paths: Science Policy

39

Speaker: Dr. Ashley Grant

8

1/14/2014

Alternative Careers in the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry

72

Speaker: Dr. Marty Wasserman (PDF)

7

11/14/2013

Creating Cover Letters and Responding to Recruitment Ads

37

Speaker: Bobi Cook (PDF)

6

10/10/2013

Biomedical and Legal careers outside of academia

46

Speakers: Dr. Steve Green (PDF) &
Dr. Leonard Velsor (PDF)

5

9/11/2013

Insider Insights to the NIH

16

Speaker: Dr. Avindra Nath

4

8/1/2013

CV to Industry Resume

89

Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Mitchell

3

7/9/2013

Interviewing Skills

76

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Wooten

2

3/25/2013

CV/Resume Workshop

62

See flyer for details

1

3/18/2013

Finding Your Career Niche

76

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CCD Committee and minutes