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:
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.
Recent and Upcoming Events
|DATE||Speaker||Event Title and Summary||Time||Location|
|Monday, August 5th, 2019||Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.||Documenting Achievements for Advancement||8:30-10:00 a.m.||809 Light Hall|
|Monday, May 13, 2019||Rebecca Helton and Lesa Black||Resources available through the Edge for Scholars and VICTR funding programs|
|Thursday, January, 2019||Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.||Preparing for Tenure and Promotion|
|Thursday, November 29th, 2018||Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.||Effective interviewing: The Behavioral Interview and the STAR method||9:10-10:30 a.m.||MRBIV 8455|
|Friday, July 27th, 2018||Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D.||Workplace Workstyles Workshop||8:30-10:a.m.||MCN D-3100 Rogers Conference Room|