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Professional Development Activities


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

Winter and Spring 2021


January 14

Rigor and Reproducibility
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Guest speaker: Dr. Anita Bandrowski, Specialist in Neuroscience, UC San Diego
Introduction: Dr. Monica Gonzalez Ramirez
January 28

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Research Talks: Dr. Jessica Cassin, Dr. Justin Shaffer, and Dr. Michael Williams
Moderator: Dr. Danielle Schmitt
February 11

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Research Talks: Dr. John Tat, Dr. Anabel Flores, and Dr. Spencer Gang
Moderator: Dr. Justin Shaffer
February 25

Ethics Refresher
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Guest speaker: Dr. Mary Devereaux, Assistant Director UC San Diego Research Ethics Program
Introduction: Dr. Kate Lipovsky
March 11

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Research Talks: Dr. Brenda Andrade, Dr. Monica Gonzalez Ramirez, and Dr. Danielle Schmitt
Moderator: Dr. Jessica Cassin
March 25

Journal Club - Bias in Science
3:30 – 5:30 PM on Zoom

Moderators: Dr. Anabel Flores, Dr. Hugo Medina Munoz, and Dr. Elizabeth Montano
April 8

Adobe Illustrator Workshop
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Guest speakers: Dr. Carlos Gonzales, IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow UC San Diego and Dr. Kat Ng, Research Associate, University of British Columbia
Introduction: Dr. Rachel Diner
April 22

URMs in Academia Panel Discussion
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Guest speakers: Dr. Anthony Medina, Associate Professor of Medicine UC San Diego, Dr. Uduak George, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, San Diego State University, and Dr. Lorenza Levy, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, San Diego City College
Introduction: Dr. Michael Williams
April 30 (Special Meeting)

Time Management
TBD

Guest speaker: JaRae Birkeland, The Center for Organizational Effectiveness
May 6

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Research Talks: Dr. Richard Sanchez, Dr. Hugo Medina Munoz, and Dr. Rachel Diner
Moderator: Dr. Brenda Andrade
May 20

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM on Zoom

Research Talks: Dr. Carlos Gonzalez and Dr. Elizabeth Montano
Moderator: Dr. Richard Sanchez


IRACDA National Virtual Conference
TBD