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Mark your calendars for the NIEHS career fair

By Sindura Ganapathi
April 2011

Shirley  Malcom, Ph.D.

A tireless advocate of STEM (scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematical) education and diversity, Malcom has a long list of honors to her credit, including the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, which she received in 2003. (Photo courtesy of AAAS)

The 14th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair will be held April 29 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conference center in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The annual career fair is one of the largest assemblies of biomedical organizations and young scientists in the Triangle area. It targets postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students, providing these young scientists an opportunity to explore a myriad of fields, share experiences and ideas, and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers in the biomedical sciences.

This year's career fair will feature a keynote address by Shirley Malcom, Ph.D.(http://www.aaas.org/person/shirley-malcom/) Exit NIEHS, who is the head of Education and Human Resources at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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The event will also feature workshops and discussion panels, one-on-one CV/Resume review, company exhibits, and other career-related events.

For more information and to register as a participant or exhibitor, visit the Career Fair Web site(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/visiting/events/pastmtg/2011/careerfair/).

(Sindura Ganapathi, Ph.D., is an Intramural Research Training Award fellow in the NIEHS Laboratory of Signal Transduction Inisotal Signaling Group.)



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