Grant Funded Projects

Below are the grant-funded projects conducted by the OCPD, organized by career development area. The OCPD shares grant abstracts or summaries and staff welcome the opportunity to discuss their work. Please contact the PI listed for each grant.

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Career Exploration

 
Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) - MIND is a guided career exploration program for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Funded by an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award, 2013-2018. News articlePrimary Investigators (PIs): Jennie Dorman, PhD, Bill Lindstaedt, MA, Theresa O'Brien, PhD, and Keith Yamamoto, PhD.
 
Graduate Student Internship Career Exploration (GSICE) - A career exploration and professional skill development program for grad students paired with an opportunity to spend time in the type of work environment they’d like to work in one day. Funded by Gordon Betty Moore Foundation. UCSF news article. PI: Theresa O'Brien, PhD.
 
Interactive Simulation Exercises for Career Transitions (Inter-SECT) Workbook - A workbook of brief, true-to-life job simulation exercises held by PhD-trained professionals in science fields beyond academia. Funded by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Career Guidance Training (CGT) grant, 2016-2017. UCSF news article. PIs: Thi Nguyen, PhD and Elizabeth Silva, PhD

 

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Career Readiness and Skill Development

 
Academic Career Readiness Assessment Framework (ACRA) - An academic assessment tool that will assess career-readiness for PhD scientists who are on the academic career track. Funded by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Career Guidance Training (CGT) grant, 2015-2016. UCSF news article. PI: Laurence Clement, PhD
 
Business Concepts for Biomedical Scientists - This is a course model for teaching graduate students and postdoctoral scholars about business strategy, finance, and business development. Funded by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Career Guidance Training (CGT) grant, 2015-2016. UCSF news article. PI: Thi Nguyen, PhD
 
Developing Business Strategy as a Scientific Skill - This is a novel course for teaching graduate students and postdoctoral scholars about business strategy topics and tools. Funded by a NIGMS, T32 administrative supplement, 2016-2017. PIs: Mark Ansel, PhD and Thi Nguyen, PhD

 

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Mentorship, Supervision and Diversity
 

(Collaborative Research) A Collaborative Approach to Work-Based Learning: Addressing the Needs of Community College Biotechnology Students and their Research University Mentors. 2018-2021. Laurence Clement, PhD; Karen Leung, PhD; James Lewis, MA; Naledi Saul, MPM
*UCSF Abstract; CCSF Abstract

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