ACS Event – Guest Speaker Dr. Dwayne Carter – Aug 16

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M-Core Weekend Program

M-CORE preview weekend program (November 12-13, 2017)

The deadline for applying this year is Friday, September 29, 2017.

We want to invite our undergraduate student mentees (juniors or seniors) from a traditionally underrepresented group to our 5th Annual Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE) Graduate Preview Weekend on Sunday & Monday, November 12 & 13, 2017.

The M-CORE weekend is an opportunity for students to enjoy the Michigan experience by visiting our Department of Chemistry as part of a group of ~10 highly qualified prospective Chemistry graduate students for an all-expense-paid weekend.

Our visitors will all:
·         Meet faculty and current graduate students
·         Hear research presentations by Chemistry students
·         Tour our cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
·         Get patent advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application

For more details please visit the program’s web page at

Questions can be emailed to<>.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 29, 2017.

With warm regards,

Dr. Nils G. Walter
Director, M-CORE Program


“Ins and Outs of Physician Scientist Training Applications” – July 27th, 2017 

APSA is a national student-run organization that provides advocacy, mentorship, and career-development opportunities for physician-scientist trainees. As part of APSA’s commitment to trainee mentorship and advocacy, APSA coordinates Interactive sessions between trainees and leading scientific investigators to discuss the upcoming trends in science, physician scientist training, and policy among others. Interactive Sessions are group-phone discussions, typically lasting between 1-1.5 hrs, and aim to put participants in contact with experts in various fields.

ASPA is having their first Interactive Session of the year, entitled the “Ins and Outs of Physician Scientist Training Applications,” on July 27th, 2017 with Dr. Robin Lorenz from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Skip Brass from the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Kerry O’Banion from the University of Rochester.

Information to access to the Interactive Session is below:

APSA Interactive Session: Ins and Outs of Physician Scientist Training Applications
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 321-494-285

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system?
Cisco devices: 321494285@

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session:

If you have any questions, please contact Mona Chatrizeh at

Social Innovation Sprint

The Social Innovation Sprint is a new collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management. Faculty will guide teams of undergraduate and high school students to define, prototype and pitch solutions focused on addressing homelessness and human trafficking to a panel of CEOs, educators, and city officials.

October 14th 9am-4pm: Design Thinking
October 21st 9am-4pm: Entrepreneurship

Participants will earn a UCSD certificate.

For more info and to apply please visit:

Tour of Pfizer labs in La Jolla | 7/14 – 10-11am

Hello Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars!

Please see the message below from Graduate Student Kelsey Krug:

Interested in a career in industry? Join SIMPA on our tour of the Pfizer labs in La Jolla on July 14 from 10-11 A.M.! We will be visiting the structural biology and synthetic chemistry departments on a tour led by scientists at Pfizer. You will be able to learn more about ongoing projects, the challenges of drug discovery, and the culture at Pfizer.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by emailing SIMPA at by July 7. Availability is limited to 15-20 spots, so sign up early to take advantage of this opportunity. Additionally, keep an eye out for more SIMPA industry lab tours at Celgene and Eli Lilly!

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Inorganic Seminar – June 16

Seminar 6-13

Physical/Analytical Seminar – John Parkhill

Seminar 6-7