Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pathways to Careers in the Biosciences Event

Pathways to Careers in the Biosciences registration is now open for students! St. Olaf students can register with the CEL. This annual event from the Minnesota Private Colleges is a great opportunity for students to learn from and network with alums of the colleges as they discuss their career path and offer strategies, tips and information.

Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Time: 3:30-7:00pm
Cost: $10 per student
Location: University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center, St. Paul

Format of the event:

3:45-4:00pm- Welcome and Introductions
4:00-5:00pm- Breakout Session 1 (Alumni Panel)
5:00-6:00pm- Breakout Session 2 (Alumni Panel)
6:00-7:00pm- Networking with Alumni

Each student must select the breakout sessions they attend when they register. Their choices are:
  • Clinical Research / Regulatory Affairs
  • Food Science / Personal Care
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing
  • Research & Development / Lab Science
The deadline for registration in the Center for Experiential Learning is Friday, March 18th.

Transportation: We will arrange for vans as needed- those who need transportation will need to pay $5 up front to hold their seat- if they take the van, they get their money back.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

VMD-PhD Combined Degree Training.

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. Since the turn of the last century, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.

Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting

Michael Atchison, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Director, VMD-PhD Program
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215 898-6428
Fax: 215 573-5189