DLSP Director’s Corner (INCLUDE Issue 5)

Over the last several years, Keystone Symposia Fellows have embraced peer collaboration and peer mentoring activities as important pathways for professional development. Establishing and sustaining a sense of community and strong scientific networks is especially critical for underrepresented (UR) biomedical researchers, who can often experience feelings of social and professional isolation.  An article by Gary […]

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentoring at Keystone Symposia: Near ‘Life’ Experiences

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) program at Keystone Symposia was originally designed in 2010 to provide underrepresented (UR) attendees with an opportunity to meet with the DLSP Director to discuss career pathways in an onsite mentoring activity.  Over the last year, the P2P program has welcomed over 110+ UR attendees to Keystone Symposia conferences with an advanced […]

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Mentoring Matters: A Conversation on Mentoring with Mentor Geoffrey Ginsburg (Duke University) and KSF Paola Giusti-Rodriguez (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

2017 Mentor Geoffrey Ginsburg and 2017 KSF Paola Giusti-Rodriguez are biomedical researchers in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. Ginsburg is Director of the Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine and Giusti-Rodriguez is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Department of Genetics. Their shared research interests […]

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Keystone Symposia’s VKS on Health Disparities: “The Intersection of Science and Race”

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Keystone Symposia is known around the world for producing excellent scientific conferences with outstanding biomedical researchers and trainees.  In keeping with this tradition, Keystone Symposia has reinvigorated its interest in health disparities and has created two working groups, one on cancer and one on genetics/genomics. At the January 2017 Scientific Advisory Board […]

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Promoting Success: How Keystone Symposia Fellows Make the Mark

On February 20, 2017, the DLSP director hosted a web conversation with several Keystone Symposia Fellows who were recently promoted to discuss their career pathways and the variables they feel were most constructive for their success. KSF 2011 Jonathan Deane (Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research); KSF 2014 Amanda Brown (Johns Hopkins University); KSF 2016 Leslie […]

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