Upcoming TIBBS sponsored events

Here you’ll find a list of upcoming TIBBS career awareness and professional development activities designed specifically for UNC PhD students. For a general list of upcoming campus-wide events go to the Calendar section of the site.


TIBBS Dissertation Formatting Workshop
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Bondurant G030

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can take up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission.In this hands-on workshop (bring your laptop) you will learn the following:
  • the nitty gritty of UNC’s formatting guidelines
  • how to create a table of contents with page numbers that update automatically
  • how to create automatically updating lists of table and figures
  • how to change the page orientation of isolated pages within a document
  • how to manipulate page numbering so you get the outcome YOU want
  • other tips and tricks to make the dissertation writing process a little easier

To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a laptop computer running MS Word. Dr. Patrick Brandt, Director of Science, Training, and Diversity, will lead the workshop. You can work along with Patrick on your own dissertation, or if you prefer, he will provide a practice file that you can use for the workshop.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/mt783xh


TIBBS Spring Egg Hunt for Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM (noon), MBRB Lawn

This event is a grad student favorite! Bring your running shoes and get ready to hunt for prize-filled eggs on the MBRB lawn. We will have loads of candy and fabulous prizes, including UNC goodies, dinners for two at Spanky’s and Top of the Hill, and a one-night stay at the Franklin Hotel! No registration is necessary.


TIBBS Family Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:00 – 11:00 AM, MBRB Lawn

Join us for a special egg hunt for kids! Bring your children, nieces/nephews, friends, grandkids, etc. for a great time and a visit from the amazing unicycling TIBBSter Bunny! Grad students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and families are all invited!


Run (or walk) to Support Science Outreach at UNC
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM – TBD, UNC – Chapel Hill Student Union

Sign up today to run (or walk) the NC DNA Day 5K – April 11 – UNC Chapel Hill!

All proceeds go to support science outreach initiatives at UNC such as NC DNA Day. We have some really innovative new initiatives in the pipeline for 2015, and THIS RACE is the primary way we are able to make them happen.

What can you do?

Register for the Run! There will be lots of fun science-themed events and contests (see below), and the race immediately precedes the NC Science Expo put on by Morehead Planetarium. http://ncdnaday.org/5k/

Tell your friends and spread the word! Also, check out and share the 5K Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ncdnaday5K

Science Contests!

Best Lab Participation – The lab that has the most people sign up gets a Mellow Mushroom pizza party!

Best Science Costume – Prizes for the best science-themed costume. (You must run in the costume to be eligible!)


Women in Science Group Understanding the Professional Attire Code
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 2004 Marsico

‘Tis the season of Spring and new beginnings!

Writing your dissertation… looking for employment opportunities… scheduling interviews… and now deciding on your professional attire? Academic vs. Industry positions? Business Casual vs. Interview Attire?

Bring your questions and join the one-hour interactive event presented by UNC’s Career Services.

All genders of faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Register here:  http://tinyurl.com/kvxnmac


The Annual Translational Medicine Symposium
Saturday, April 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM, Koury Oral Health Sciences Building

The Annual Translational Medicine Symposium will take place on Tuesday April 21st.  Dr. Peter Turnbaugh, of the University of California – San Francisco, will be one of the keynote speakers.  He is one of the very few researchers to publish in Nature, Science, and Cell in the same year (2013) – and that was his third Nature paper!  You can read more about Dr. Turnbaugh at http://turnbaughlab.ucsf.edu or at http://profiles.ucsf.edu/peter.turnbaugh.   Congratulations to the Symposium Planning Committee for successfully inviting such a successful scientist!

Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Toxicology Curriculum, will be our local faculty speaker. There will also be a keynote speaker from industry chosen by the Cancer Cell Biology Training Program (TBA).

The symposium will take place in the Koury Oral Health Sciences Building.  Please spread the word to any interested parties.

For more details and to the register for the symposium go to: http://tinyurl.com/qxfqx9a. The first 120 registrants are guaranteed lunch with one of the keynote speakers


2014 TIBBS Summer Series: Essential Skills for Success in Industry

Download the official event flyer! Register here: http://tinyurl.com/o7kb2v3 All sessions will be held in MBRB G202. Participants who attend at least 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Read on for the details: Session 1 | Leadership, teamwork, and professionalism Thursday, June 12, 3-4:30 pm Christine Warrington, Consulting Professional for the Healthcare Industry, President, …read more

2014 Career Blitz

The 2014 TIBBS Career Blitz is coming up on March 5, 2014 from 2:30 – 5:00 in the Genetic Medicine Building. Click Here for the Career Blitz Schedule Read the career profiles posted below to learn about the visiting scientists and their careers. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/mymvnho If you have any questions about the Career Blitz, …read more

2013 TIBBS Summer Series: Certificate in Teaching

It’s time for our Summer Series on Pedagogy! Students, postdocs, faculty, and staff who attend the first workshop and at least 5 of the remaining sessions will receive a certificate of completion. UNC graduate student certificate earners will receive a book. Click here for the official flyer. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/azxnaq8 Session 1 | Kickoff Workshop …read more

2013 Career Blitz

The 2013 TIBBS Career Blitz is coming up on February 27, 2013 from 3 – 5:30 in the Genetic Medicine Building. Read the career profiles posted below to learn about the visiting scientists and their careers. To view an event schedule and building map, click here. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/amdeth2 If you have any questions about …read more

TIBBS Summer Series: Essential Skills for Success in Industry

Download the official event flyer! All sessions will be held in Bioinformatics 1131. UNC graduate students who attend at least 4 sessions will receive a certificate of completion and a copy of the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Read on for the details: Session 1 …read more

2012 Career Blitz

The 2012 TIBBS Career Blitz took place on January 25, 2012 from 3-6 pm in Bondurant Hall. Read the career profiles linked below to learn about the visiting scientists and their careers. Go to http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2012/3/spotlight-unc-career/index.htm for a write up on the event. If you have any questions about the Career Blitz, please contact Erin Hopper …read more

2011 Career Blitz

The career profiles linked below will help you get to know the scientists who participated in the 2011 Career Blitz. Career Profiles of Visiting Scientists Science Education and Outreach, Dr. Christine Adamczyk, Executive Director of the Duke Center for Science Education Medical Writer, Dr. Katherine DeBruin, President at Kodiak Consulting Group Biotech Research, Dr. Suraj …read more

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