The 5th Annual NIH BEST Meeting


 November 2-3, 2017

Hyatt Regency Bethesda 

Bethesda, Maryland

Data, Dissemination, & Durability


Photo’s from 2017 meeting

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Thursday, November 2, 2017


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08:15 – 09:00RegistrationRegency Foyer
09:00 – 09:15WelcomeRegency III/IV
Trish Labosky, NIH and Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt
09:15 – 10:30Data Showcase I

Moderators: Tami Hutto, ATL BEST & Julie Rojewski, MSU

RochesterAutonomy and the BEST Trainee
UCSFWhy trainees do (and don’t) discuss their career goals with their PIs, and why they should.
Michigan StateFaculty Survey Data
UNCBEST Participation and Time-To-Degree
Regency III/IV
10:30 – 10:45Stretch/Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00Data Showcase II

Moderators: Tami Hutto, ATL BEST & Julie Rojewski, MSU

UC DavisExperiential Learning
Virginia TechMini-Internship Program Development and Evaluation
VanderbiltExperiential Learning
Wayne StateCampus “Mini-BEST” Competition
Regency III/IV
 12:00 – 01:15Lunch On your own
01:15 – 02:45Data Showcase III

Moderators: Tami Hutto, ATL BEST & Julie Rojewski, MSU

UC IrvineCareer Transitions: Graduate Students, Post Docs, Alumni
RutgersPersonal and Contextual Factors Associated with Career Choice Among Biomedical PhD Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows
Boston UniversityUsing workforce data to guide career development programming
ChicagoHow do we measure success? Delving into attendance data
ATL BESTWhat works? BEST resources for Trainees with Broad Career Interests
   Regency III/IV
02:45 – 03:00Break
03:00 – 04:15Data Showcase IV

Moderators: Tami Hutto, Atlanta BEST & Julie Rojewski, MSU

NYUAssessing Learning Objectives in NYU STEP Career Exploration Course.
CornellData Linking Successful Career Outcomes
UC DenverA workshop that works – Scientific writing workshop improves confidence in critical writing skills among trainees in the biomedical sciences
UMassAn Integrated Curriculum & Community-Based Approach To Career Development
Regency III/IV
04:15 – 05:15Plenary Session: Data Outcomes:

NIH Reports on the Cross-Site evaluation

Presenter: Trish Labosky, NIH

Regency III/IV
05:15 – 06:00Consortium Reception (Cash Bar)Regency Foyer
06:15 – 08:00Career Taxonomy Working Dinner7607 Old Georgetown Rd
This session is specifically for those who are interested in collaborating on a careers outcome journal publication. RSVP with Abby Stayart.

Friday, November 3, 2017


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08:30 – 09:30Plenary Session: Data Sharing Traffic Rules

Presenter:        Linda Hyman, Boston University

Panel:              Audra Van Wart, VT; Patrick Brandt, UNC;
Stephanie Watts, MSU

Regency III/IV
09:30 – 11:00Working Session: Data CollaborationsRegency III/IV
Moderator:       Laura Daniel
10:00 – 11:00NIH and External Scientific Panel

(NIH staff and external scientific panel members only)

11:00 – 11:15Stretch/Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45Plenary Session: Sustainability of the Consortium

Panelists:        Abby Stayart, Chicago; Linda Hyman, BU; Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt; Stephanie Watts, MSU

Moderator:       Tracey Baas, Rochester; Chelsea Epler, BU

Regency III/IV
12:45 – 01:00Meeting Conclusion

Presenter:        Trish Labosky, NIH & Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt

Regency III/IV
01:00Meeting Adjourns