Professional Development Videos
Alternative Careers in Science
Tara Beers Gibson, Ph.D., discusses various alternative career options in science. She covers benefits, methods and advancement paths in a valuable video presentation.
Alternative Careers in Science (54:00)
This MD Anderson Cancer Center promotional video focuses on laboratory and consulting based shared services and resources available to research investigators. (Not available online. For CD/DVD-ROM, contact Trainee and Alumni Affairs.)
Effective Presentation Skills
In this energetic, amusing and informative presentation, John Daly, Ph.D., Liddell Centenial professor of communication at The University of Texas at Austin, involves the audience and fields questions, addressing such issues as methods of preparation and delivery, using humor, overcoming stagefright and more. Sponsored by Faculty Development, October 27, 2003.
Randal S. Weber, M.D., professor and chair of head and neck surgery, discusses critical issues for physicians seeking positions in private or academic practice -- setting long term goals, finding opportunities right for you, asking the right questions, preparing for the interview, what to do after the interview. Sponsored by Faculty Development.
Managing a Lab
The author of At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator and At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator, Kathy Barker, Ph.D., writer and lecturer on laboratory management, offers a sensible and encouraging discussion of such topics as finding mentors and studying role models, setting goals for tenure and promotion, building a lab 'culture', handling 'incoming and outgoing', seeing your lab as a business and more. A Faculty Development workshop, October 5, 2004.
Mentoring in the Modern World
Kathy Barker, Ph.D., provides helpful advice on mentoring in both formal and informal situations. She covers strategies and tactics for improving communication in mentoring, taking into account cultural and personality differences.
Mentoring in the Modern World (51:35)
Moving in the Right Direction
This educational video covers approaches in adapting one’s professional skills at MD Anderson Cancer Center to address work-related challenges.
Professionalism for Trainees & Junior Faculty
Lemuel A. Moyé, III, M.D., Ph.D., professor of biometry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, sheds light on the paradigm of productivity in the 21st century and its relationship with ever-increasing computer power. Dr. Moyé also covers other valuable properties of one's professional work aside from sheer productivity. Includes a Q & A session.
Tracy Volz, Ph.D., instructor and assistant director, Cain Project in Engineering and Professional Communication, Rice University, discusses the increasing importance of poster sessions, how to design posters to quickly and effectively present the most important information about your work. She presents examples of real posters -- what to do and what not to do. Includes a Q & A session.
The Biotech Industry
Jason Moore, Vice President, PLx Pharma, Inc., examines various corporate scientific opportunities available for transitioning academic researchers. Mr. Moore also provides a valuable perspective on processes and work dynamics in both large and small corporate environments.
The Biotech Industry (60:00)
Through the Lens of Diversity
Frances Kendall, Ph.D., defines racism in historical and current context. She provides examples of how damaging racism can be in the work place and beyond. More importantly, she focuses on educating people about changing racial perceptions.
Through the Lens of Diversity (1:04:29)
Kathleen Sazama, M.D., J.D., delivers a thorough examination of the topic, discussing the differences between a curriculum vitae and a resumé, what to include and what not to include, how to make the career choices that enhance your CV and more.