Why a PhD? Personal Choices and PhD Careers for You

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
LACC 406AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Victoria Freedman, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Nancy Schwartz, PhD, Associate Dean and Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Chicago
Michael Sesma, PhD, Chief, Postdoctoral Training Branch, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences , Jabbar Bennett, PhD, Associate Dean, Graduate School and Associate Dean for the Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown University , Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD/PhD, Distinguished Professor and Director, University of California, Los Angeles , Raquel Castellanos, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jason Torres, BA, Graduate Student, University of Chicago

Description: Why a PhD? Panelists at all career stages, from graduate student to program directors, will share personal experiences and turning points in their PhD career paths. We will hear about the decision to go to graduate school, how to prepare, and how the PhD leads to exciting and fulfilling careers.