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Professional Development Activities


These meetings focus on enhancing academic skills and cover topics related to job searches, mentorship, leadership, research ethics and cultural competence.

Winter and Spring 2022


January 13

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Dr. Jinae Roa, Dr. Brenda Andrade, & Dr. Danielle Schmitt
Moderator: Dr. Spencer Gang
January 27

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Dr. Justin Shaffer, Dr. Michael Williams, & Dr. Ilva Cabrera
Moderator: Dr. Richard Sánchez
February 10

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Dr. Hugo Medina-Munoz, Dr. Elizabeth Montaño, & Dr. Carlos Gonzalez
Moderator: Dr. Arnold Gutierrez
February 24

The Business Side of Running Labs
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Guest speakers: Dr. Mark Lawson, Professor, Dept Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences, UCSD; Dr. Jack Gilbert,Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, UCSD
Introduction: Dr. Rachel Diner
March 10

Life as New Faculty - Featuring IRACDA Alumni
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Guest speakers:
Dr. Dequina Nicholas, Assistant Professor, Dept Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, UCIrvine; Dr. Jeremiah Keyes, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Penn State Behrend
Moderator: Dr. Jinae Roa
March 17

IDP Buddy Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 PM
March 24

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Dr. Richard Sánchez, Dr. Rachel Diner, & Dr. Arnold Gutierrez
Moderator: Dr. Hugo Medina-Munoz
April 7

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Dr. Sonjiala Hotchkiss, Dr. John Tat, & Dr. Hannah Baughman
Moderator: Dr. Gabriel Castro-Falcón
April 21

CIMER Mentor Training
3:00 - 6:00 PM

Guest Facilitators:
Dr. Diana Azurdia, Director of Recruitment and Inclusion for Bioscience ResearchTraining, UCLA; Dr. Marian Cherner, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, UCSD
Introduction: Dr. Brenda Andrade
May 5

Ethics Refresher
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Guest speaker: Dr. Mary Devereaux, Assistant Director UC San Diego Research Ethics Program
Introduction: Dr. Danielle Schmitt
May 19

Annual IRACDA Retreat
3:00 – 6:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Michael Johnson, Assistant Professor, Dept of Immunobiology, University of Arizona Health Sciences
July 10-12
IRACDA National Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico