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NIAMS Hosts Career Forum for Intramural Trainees

Dr. Robert Walker speaks at a podium
The event was organized by the Career Development and Outreach Branch in the NIAMS Intramural Research Program, led by Dr. Robert Walker, Jr., branch chief.

Photo:  Colleen Dundas

NIAMS trainees talk to each other
Trainees participated in several networking opportunities during the day-long forum.

Photo:  Colleen Dundas

NIAMS recently hosted “The Path to Academia” Career Forum for trainees, which focused on how to transition to an independent academic faculty position. Invited investigators from the NIH extramural community, including NIAMS alumni, discussed their research interests and career journeys. Panel sessions covered topics that included searching for a faculty position, interviewing, negotiating, mentoring and getting tenure.

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