Wednesday, May 30, 2012
1:15 pm – 2:45 am

Maintaining a Work-Life Balance as an Early Career Preventionist

Co-chairs: Sarah Chilenski, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, and Keryn Pasch, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Panelists: David Wyrick, PhD, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Kimberly Mallett, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Kerry Green, PhD, University of Maryland, Elizabeth Stuart, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

The purpose of the session will be to discuss how to balance the demands of an early career work load and also have time for life outside of work. This session will have a mix of panel members from different settings, approximately 7-10 years post completion of their PhD. Panel members will include those with children and those without, single and those with partners, as well as a mix of men and women. The session will be structured as a roundtable, and it will begin with asking panel members specific questions about how they have strived to achieve and maintain work-life balance, as well as describing possible trajectories of work-life balance through the early career stage.  It will then be opened up for a question and answer session and discussion among all attendees and presenters.


ECPN LUNCHEON (Registration Required)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Making Connections

Co-chairs: Amanda Sisselman, PhD, Empire State College, and Crystal Barksdale, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

The ECPN sponsored lunch session will address inter-disciplinary collaboration in research and grant writing.  A panel of successful researchers in the prevention field will be convened, such that each will speak about their inter-disciplinary success for a short time as an introduction.  Panel members will specifically address the types of collaborations in which they have participated, the ways in which they initiated these collaboration and interdisciplinary connections, and with which disciplines they have worked outside of their own. Participants will write questions on pieces of paper to be placed in a basket and answered by panel members, as time allows. Based upon participants’ responses to a brief survey completed upon registration, participants will also be seated according to research interests and fields in which they are interested in developing connections.  This seating will help to facilitate interdisciplinary relationships among ECPN members.   The last portion of the session will be devoted to helping ECPN participants develop interdisciplinary relationships.  Participants will be prompted to provide an example of interdisciplinary interest to the panel and the panel members will provide their opinions and hypothetical approach to developing this interest with colleagues across disciplines. Forms for collecting contact information and other relevant information will be available at the tables for participants to utilize.  Panel members will be available during this time to circulate and help members identify specific ways to foster collaborations.



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Time to be determined

Obtaining Foundation Funding: Surviving in a Tight Funding Climate

Co-Chairs: Jessica Duncan Cance, PhD, University of Texas at Austin and Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Panelists: Representatives from The Foundation Center, the William T. Grant Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In this time of economic uncertainty identifying other sources of funding for research is critically important, especially for early career professionals looking for their first funding.  This session will highlight foundations that are interested in both funding prevention work and supporting early career scientists.  During the session attendees will become familiar with the many foundations that exist whose missions are relevant to prevention science research.  Also discussed will be how foundations’ priorities, processes, and funding practices differ from those of the federal government.  Speakers include a representative from The Foundation Center, a leading resource for information on philanthropy and grant funding, the William T. Grant Foundation and the Anne E. Casey Foundation.  Time will be allowed for attendees to solicit advice from the panelists.