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2010 ECPN Events

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
10:15 am – 11:45 am

An Often Untold Story: Options for Prevention-Oriented PhDs Outside of Academe

Frequently, the education and experiences of doctoral students trained for prevention focuses on equipping them to pursue academic careers. However, employment opportunities outside of academe are increasingly available to doctorate-level preventionists. Symposium panelists for this session will be prevention professionals working outside of academic settings. They will compare and contrast their workplace experiences with academic positions. Topics will include additional training that would be useful for working in business or government, how performance is evaluated and factors that led to working outside of an academic setting. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.

Chair: Ty Ridenour, PhD, The University of Pittsburgh
Speakers: Elvira Elek, PhD, Research Public Health Analyst at RTI International; William Hansen, PhD, President, Tanglewood Research Inc.; Stan Paprocki, the Director of Community Prevention Programs in the Division of Behavioral Health of Colorado Department of Human Services; Andra L. Teten, PhD, Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; David Wyrick, PhD, Associate Professor at UNC Greensboro and President, Prevention Strategies, LLC.

ECPN LUNCHEON (Registration Required)
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Mentorship in the Life of Early Career Prevention Scientists

Co-Chairs: Jessica Duncan Cance, M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., University of Oregon

Mentors: James Snyder, Ph.D., Wichita State University; Philip Graham, M.P.H., Dr.P.H., RTI International, Kelli Komro, Ph.D., University of Florida
Protégés: Keryn Pasch, Ph.D. University of Texas; Gregory Fosco, Ph.D., University of Oregon; THIRD PRESENTER TBA

The purpose of the 2010 ECPN Mentorship Luncheon is to provide a forum to discuss the establishment and sustainability of mentoring relationships. Coursework, fieldwork, internships, papers, dissertations, and diplomas are all important aspects of early career preventionists’ training. Nevertheless, one of the most influential and powerful aspects of our training during our schooling and in the early stages of our career are often found in the formal and informal relationships we develop with mentors. These more advanced colleagues are willing to give their time, share their expertise, and give their moral support to promising early-career preventionists. It is normal to have several questions about mentorship in early stages of one’s career. How does one choose a mentor that will be a good fit? What are the roles and responsibilities of a mentor? What are the roles and responsibilities of a protégé? Where and how can one find a mentor outside of the usual opportunities (e.g., Ph.D. advisor or internship supervisor)? How can mentors and protégés solve their eventual conflicts in an efficient and productive way?
Our panel includes three mentors who are recognized in their field for providing excellent mentorship experiences to their protégés. Our panel also includes three early- to mid-career protégés who will discuss the establishment of their mentoring relationships and the evolution of these relationships as they moved on to new stages of their careers. We encourage undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and individuals who are at the junior stage of their career to attend this roundtable, ask questions, and obtain advice from our panel of mentors and protégés.

Thursday, June 3, 2010
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grant Options for Early Career Prevention Scientists

Chair: Keryn E. Pasch, Ph.D., University of Texas

Presentations: Presenters from NIDA, NIAAA, CDC, ACF (Administration for Children and Families)

This session will feature a panel of program officers from several federal granting agencies including NIH, CDC, and the Administration for Children and Families. The panelists will introduce their agencies and provide an overview of the grant opportunities for early career researchers. Panelists will also discuss the new NIH grant format. There will also be a question and answer period for session attendees to get further information from the panel.

Thursday, June 3, 2010
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join ECPN friends and colleagues for relaxation and conversation.

Friday, June 4, 2010
7:30 am – 8:15 am
Hotel Lobby Lounge

Chair: Ty Ridenour, PhD, The University of Pittsburgh

Come meet the steering committee and learn how you can participate in the planning and development of ECPN events and activities.