Seminar Series:

Writing a Personal Statement (SF BUILD course) - Oct. 16 and 23

Graduate School Application Q&A Panel - Nov. 6, 3-4pm. RSVP here by Nov. 5

Panelists: Todd Nystul, PhD; Mark Ansel, PhD; Ryan Hernandez, PhD; Nebat Ali (graduate student); Oscar Yip (graduate student)

Becoming a Resilient Scientist - December 10, 2020, 1-2pm - Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director of the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)

Bases of Stem Cell Biology - Jan. 14, 2021, 12-1pm - Todd Nystul, PhD

Bases of Cancer Biology & Therapy and PROPEL Program Meeting - Feb. 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Seminar: 4:00pm-5:00pm - Paola Betancur, PhD 
Program Meeting (required for all scholars) - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Bases of Neurobiology - March 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Sam Pleasure, MD/PhD

Bases of Immunology - April 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Hilde Schjerven, PhD

Using Informational Interviews as a Tool to Network - May 5, 2-3pm - Yazmin Carrasco, PhD

NSF Grantwriting Workshop - Date/time TBD - Speaker Ryan Hernandez

Mock Interview Workshop - day/time/speaker TBD


Other PROPEL Meetings:

Literature Review (Journal Club) - January to May 2021 - First Thursday of the Month - Odessa Yabut, PhD

Research-In-Progress Meetings - Spring 2020


2021-22 Tentative Curriculum:

PROPEL activities will occur approximately 2-3 times per month and typically take 3-5 hrs per event, including prep time (occasionally longer, if giving a presentation, for example)

Summer/Start of program

PROPEL Symposium and Town Hall -- July 20, 1-5pm on Zoom

Complete MyIDP

Match each scholar with a secondary career mentor (who is a PROPEL faculty member other than the scholar's primary mentor)

Fall Quarter

Committee meeting

Literature review course

Personal Statement Workshop

Graduate School Applications Panel

Becoming a Resilient Scientist Workshop (if available)

Winter Quarter

Literature Review

Mock Interview Workshop

Topics in Biomedical Science Seminar Series

Spring Quarter

Introduction to Programming

Introduction to Statistics

Using Informational Interviews as a Tool to Network

Responsible Conduct of Research