CIHR Career Development Workshop
Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Time: 11 AM - 3 PM CDT
Location: Zoom (Online)

Recorded Presentations Available for Viewing

Click HERE to view the Welcoming Remarks & "Training and Career Development at CIHR: Resources, Opportunities and Updates" presented by Dr. Jenna Haverfield, Senior Advisor, Science Initiatives, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health

Click HERE to view the "Graduate Professional Development Interactive Workshop" presented by Dr. Nana Lee, Director of Graduate Professional Development,
Departments of Biochemistry & Immunology, GLSE, University of Toronto

Click HERE to view "The Academic Career Path" presented by Dr. Meghan Azad, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba

Click HERE to view "The Non-Academic Career Path" presented by Dr. Bruce Seet, Founder & President, Science to Business Network, Director of Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur

 

Dr. Nana Lee
Director of Graduate Professional Development,
Departments of Biochemistry & Immunology, GLSE, University of Toronto

Dr. Nana Lee holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan and was a Visiting Scholar at Whitehead (Broad) Institute, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her roles in the biotechnology industry include Senior Research Scientist for Ellipsis Biotherapeutics and Senior Research Scientist, Product Manager and Director of Application Science for DNA Software.

She and Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier co-created the curriculum-embedded Graduate Professional Development (GPD) course and program in 2012 at the University of Toronto which has been highlighted in Science Careers, Council of Graduate Schools, the National Post, and Conference Board of Canada. She currently holds the position of Director and Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream of GPD for both Departments of Biochemistry and Immunology, the Director of Mentorship and GPD for Graduate Life & Science Education (GLSE), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She has presented to over 1500 trainees, faculty and professionals throughout North America in GPD topics about empowering trainees to be successful during and after higher education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dr. Jenna Haverfield
Senior Advisor, Science Initiatives,
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health

Dr. Haverfield is a basic scientist by training, with over a decade of experience researching men’s and women’s health in various international academic environments. Originally from Australia, Jenna completed her PhD in male reproductive biology from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Jenna has also completed postdoctoral training in female reproductive biology at University College London in London, England, and at the University of Montreal and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Throughout her scientific career, Jenna attracted competitive national and international funding, including a PhD scholarship from the Australian Government, and a postdoctoral fellowship from CIHR.

Jenna has also held several scientific leadership positions, including serving on the Board for Directors for the Society for the Study of Reproduction, the largest reproductive biology society in North America, and was an Executive Council Member of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars, where she advocated for change in postdoc policies in Canada. In May 2019, Jenna started working at the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health as Senior Advisor, Science Initiatives. In this role, Jenna leads the development of innovative initiatives to enhance the integration and peer review of sex and gender in health research.

 

 Dr. Meghan Azad
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba

Dr. Azad is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. She holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and co-Directs the new Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre (MILC). Her research program is focused on the role of infant nutrition and the microbiome in child growth, development and resilience. Dr. Azad co-leads the Manitoba site of the CHILD Cohort Study, a national pregnancy cohort following 3500 children to understand how early life experiences shape lifelong health. She is leading a clinical trial to improve matching procedures for preterm neonates receiving donor human milk and directing the new International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium. Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Azad serves on the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation Executive Council and the joint US/Canada Human Milk Composition Initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bruce Seet
Founder & President,
Science to Business Network,
Director of Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur

Dr. Bruce Seet earned a B.Sc (Honours Physiology) and a Ph.D. (Microbiology and Immunology) from Western University (London, Canada), followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto). After a decade of research in academia, Dr. Seet joined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2006 where he worked in various areas such as R&D Alliances, Medical Affairs, Marketing, Policy and Market Access. While at GSK, he completed his MBA at the Rotman School of Management (Toronto). In 2014, Bruce moved to Sanofi Pasteur where he continues to work as a Director, Medical Affairs. Dr. Seet is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto where he has taught since 2018. Dr. Seet serves on the Research Management Committee as well as the HQP Development Committee for BioCanRx, a Network Centres of Excellence (NCE) that accelerates the clinical development of promising cancer immunotherapies in Canada. As a passionate advocate for broadening professional development opportunities for STEM graduates, Bruce founded and serves as the President/CEO of the Science to Business Network (www.s2bn.org), a national multi-chapter non-profit organization established in 2011 that connects stakeholders in industry, government and academia and leads professional development initiatives for HQP in Canada.

 

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