Welcome to the Neilson Society

Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

The goal of the Neilson Society is to support the careers of junior Ph.D. and physician scientists on the tenure track as they develop their independent research careers and national reputations.

Neilson Society Structure:
  Chair of Medicine: Nancy J. Brown, M.D.
  Vice Chair for Faculty Development: Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
 

Membership eligibility: Assistant Professors of Medicine (Basic Scientist or Physician Scientist) on the tenure track who are transitioning off a career development award or have just received their first non-mentored grant award.

The Neilson Society is a resource for junior faculty to enable them to develop the skills they need to navigate the course toward tenure and promotion. The Society holds quarterly group meetings with the Vice Chair for Faculty Development throughout the year to discuss issues covering all aspects of basic scientist and physician scientist career development. In addition the Vice Chair is available for individual mentoring sessions and career counseling. Please see contact information.

Basic Scientists and Physician Scientist Assistant Professors funded by Career Development Awards are members of the Newman Society. Membership in the Neilson Society occurs following completion of their career development award.

 

Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and
Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University
2213 Garland Avenue, MRBIV 7425C
Nashville, TN 37232-0475
office: (615) 936-2676
lab: (615) 936-2683
fax: (615) 936-1667
Maureen.Gannon@Vanderbilt.edu

 

Recent and Upcoming Events

DATE Speaker Event Title and Summary Time Location
Friday, April 20th, 2018 Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D. Workplace Workstyles Workshop 8:30-10:00 a.m. MCN D-3100 Rogers Conference  Room
Thursday, January 25th, 2018 Maureen Gannon, Ph.D. Expectations of Promotion and Tenure 9:00-10:30 a.m. MRB IV 8455