SSIB 2018 Special Events & Workshops


Tuesday, July 17
8:00 - 9:00 PM

A relaxed, casual gathering and opportunity to mingle with other graduate students over a cocktail! Mangroves will be the exclusive gathering spot for this event. Cash Bar.


Wednesday, July 18
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Calusa ABC

After attending this workshop, young investigators and early career researchers will have a better understanding of the NIH grant application process, and will appreciate the different roles played by NIH institutes, programs and review groups and their personnel. They also will be able identify different grant vehicles intended to meet their specific research and training needs. Non-USA young investigators will hear about their specific opportunities. Finally, all participants will gain some perspective on various aspects of application preparation that affect review of their applications.

Workshop Panelists:

  • Jasenka Borzan, Ph. D.
    Scientific Review Officer (SRO)
    Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior (NMB)
    Study Section Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Beth Babecki, M. A.
    Training Coordinator, Training Hub
    Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA

  • Timothy H. Moran, PhD
    Paul R. McHugh Professor
    Executive Vice Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Tim currently chairs the IPOD Study Section


Thursday, July 19
12:15 - 1:30 PM

NIAB invites you to join fellow students, post-docs, and new investigators for a New Investi(alli)gator luncheon. Come meet some new faces, as well as catch up with old friends at this informal networking event. Attendees that arrive at the session will receive a voucher for their lunch purchase.


Friday, July 20
12:15 - 1:45 PM
Great Egret

Organizers: Shin Jae Lee and Dawna Venzon

The job fair is designed to expand the horizons of young scientists in pursuit of their careers in science as well as increasing their network. The participants should gain an insight into careers in industry, academia, government, and others. There will be short talks by the experts from different areas, followed by round table talks where the participants can have the chance to speak with the experts. We will also have a board with job postings and a sign-up sheet for people who are hiring to meet talented young scientists.


Friday, July 20
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Calusa ABC

After attending this free workshop, one in the Elsevier Publishing Connect Workshop series, early career researchers will be given an idea of the steps required to be taken before starting to write a paper. They will also be able to plan writing manuscripts using the logical step sequence – not the sequence in which the paper will be read. Authors are also made aware of what aspects of their papers Editors, Reviewers, and Publishers look at critically, and can ensure that in taking care of these areas, their papers are more likely to be accepted. Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, duplicate publishing, etc. are also explained such that participants have an understanding of what their responsibilities are, what is allowed, and what is not permitted. At least two Editors of Elsevier journals will also be on hand to answer questions.

  • Rachael Engels- Publisher, ELSEVIER
  • Suzanne Higgs, PhD - Editor Appetite
  • Thomas Lutz, PhD - Editor Physiology & Behavior