Professional Development Activities

​​These meetings focus on enhancing academic skills and cover topics related to job searches, mentorship, leadership, research ethics and cultural competence.​

Winter/Spring 2024​​

​January 11

Research Talks
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Dr. Jackie Bonds, Dr. Gabriel Castro-Falcón, and Dr. Alyssa Rodriguez
Moderator: Dr. Alexis Reyes
​January 25
How to make large classes small: a workshop addressing the big STEM challenge
3:30 – 5:00 PM 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Arri Eisen, Teaching Professor & Director of Teaching for FIRST
IRACDA, Emory University
Introduction: Dr. Matthew Ellis
​February 8 
Research Talk 
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Dr. Amanda Brambila, Dr. Alex Hoffman, Dr. DaNae Woodard,
Moderator: Dr. Gabriel Castro-Falcón
​February 22 
CIMER Mentor Training
3:30 – 6:00 PM
Guest Facilitator: Dr. Vickie Risbrough, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, UCSD
​March 7

Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Dr. Christian Cazares, Dr. Alexis Reyes, & Dr. Lamar Thomas
Moderator: Dr. Jackie Bonds
​March 14
IDP Buddy Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 PM 

​March 21
Research Ethics: Dilemma Game
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Faciliator: Dr. Morgan Mouchka

​April 4
Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Dr. Hailey Edwards & Dr. Julio Pimentel
Moderator: Dr. Alexia Perryman
​April 18
Surviving & Thriving as New Faculty - Featuring IRACDA Alumni
3:30 – 5:00 PM 

Guest speakers: Dr. Anabel Flores, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological
Science, California Baptist University; Dr. Danielle Schmitt, Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA
Introduction: Dr. Alyssa Rodriguez
​May 2 
Research Talks
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Dr. Francisco Méndez Díaz & Dr. Cindy Barba
Moderator: Dr. Sedelia Dominguez
​May 16

Annual IRACDA Retreat
3:00 – 6:00 PM (Please note special time)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Antentor O Hinton Jr., Assistant
Professor, Dept of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University
Location: The Forum at Price Center
​May 30

'Solve my Research Problem' Speed Dating
3:30 – 5:00 PM 

Location: TBD
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