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Guide to scientific networking

Lead author: Machelle T. Pardue, PhD

Overview: Research can sometimes be isolating and there is often limited time to meet other scientists. As research continues to evolve, emphasis is being placed on collaborative efforts. This guide provides resources and suggestions for establishing and growing your scientific network.

Intended audience: Researchers who seek to build and/or grow a professional network outside their home institution.
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Format: This is a self-paced module accessible on computers.

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Career resources

Overview: Access advice, insight and personal guidance from leaders in eye and vision research through curated audio recordings. Topics include professional development, career guidance and best practices of interest to basic and clinical trainees and clinician-scientists.

Intended audience: Trainees and professionals interested in expanding their career.

Succeeding in academic medicine

Presenter: Judy E, Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, The Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.
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Career options beyond academia

Presenter: Iok-Hou Pang, PhD, FARVO, professor and chair, North Texas Eye Research Institute, UNT Health Center, Fort Worth, Tex.
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Building a career in clinical drug development

Presenter: Mitchell G. Brigell, PhD FARVO, director of clinical sciences, Ophthalmology, Aerpio Therapeutics, Cincinnati, Ohio
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How to integrate research into your clinical practice

Presenter: Julio A. Urrets-Zavalia, MD, PhD, professor and chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Universidad Catolica de Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
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Connecting Clinical Practice and Research

Presenter: Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS, FARVO, professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology; Healthy Eyes Taubman Scholar; associate chair, Research; Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Developing a Career as a Clinician Scientist 

Presenter: Henry J. Kaplan, MD, FARVO, William H. and Blondina Evans Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, professor and department chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
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Can I still have it all? How to successfully combine clinical ophthalmology and research and still be fully funded in 2015

Presenter: Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD, FARVO, Pomerantz Family Chair in Ophthalmology; director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service; director, Iowa City VA Center of Excellence for Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss; professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
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Being and becoming a clinician scientist

Presenter: Joel S. Schuman, MD, FARVO, distinguished professor and chairman of ophthalmology, Eye & Ear Foundation Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology; director, UPMC Eye Center; director, Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration; professor, Bioengineering; professor, Clinical and Translational Science, Glaucoma and Cataract Service, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Penn.
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Building a career in biomedical research

Presenter: Raghu R. Krishnamoorthy, PhD, assistant professor, North Texas Eye Research Institute, UNT Health Center, Fort Worth, Tex.
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Joys and challenges of an early career researcher

Presenter: Seang-Mei Saw, MD, PhD, FAMS, FARVO, professor of epidemiology, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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Conventional versus unconventional pathway - Career opportunities after your doctorate

Presenter: Pinakin Gunvant Davey, OD, PhD, professor and director of research, College of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, Calif.
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All of life is a negotiation

Presenter: Lilly Marks, vice president for Health Affairs, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Applying to ophthalmology residency programs

Presenter: Jacque L. Duncan, MD, vice chair for Medical Student Affairs; professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, Calif.
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Practical Advice for foreign-trained Medical Professionals

Presenter: Arun D. Singh, MD, FARVO, director, Department of Ophthalmic Oncology, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
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