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Novel method could help increase supply of badly needed ‘white gold’

Mert Akin, a mechanical engineering graduate assistant at the University of Miami, has developed a lithium-extraction technique that is more efficient and environmentally friendly than conventional methods.


Watch Fall Commencement Highlights

View a video recap of the Fall Commencement, where more than 1,100 graduates were conferred degrees during three ceremonies at the Watsco Center on Friday. Speakers shared experiences of their past and pointed out to the graduates that they are our hope for the future.


3MT® 2022 is Postponed

Due to the omicron variant, the Sixth Annual Three Minute Thesis®️ Competition has been postponed in hopes of having a vibrant in-person event later this semester. Be on the lookout for the announcement of the new date!


Taming the ‘wild west’ industry of dog training

With the launch of his Snoot app, alumnus and entrepreneur Brian Galea aims to professionalize dog trainers and build a community of responsible and informed dog owners.


Program fosters startup skills, mindset for students of color

The UStart program, a six-day intensive residency launched by the Miami Herbert Business School and with participation from personnel across the University, aims to empower more college students of color to pursue entrepreneurial careers that might ultimately support their communities.


University leadership discusses spring semester amid omicron surge

A town hall held virtually on Monday evening allowed the University community to get more information about the necessity of modifications to the start of the spring semester, which will begin remotely on Jan. 18 with plans to resume in-person instruction on Jan. 31.


Apply to present at the 2022 Research Symposium

Sign up to participate in the Fourth Annual Graduate + Postdoctoral Research Symposium! All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for one of three participation formats: poster presentation, oral presentation, or TED-like Talk. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022Click here to learn more and apply. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top presentations.


Important Reads

Research!America Seeking a Science Policy Fellow

Research!America has an opening for a Science Policy Fellow with a PhD or other terminal degree. If you are interested in science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research, and other health research disciplines, please view the job description. The deadline to submit the application is Monday, January 31, 2022.

Available Position at the Department of Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences is seeking a graduate research assistant (GA) who will provide administrative support to a team led by Professor and Chair Emeritus José Szapocznik, Ph.D. The student will work under the close supervision of senior research associates to provide administrative support for various projects related to research and advocacy efforts around global public health policy reform. To learn more about the position, click here.

Postdocs SCORE! Recruitment Event at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is hosting a virtual recruitment event for postdocs. They welcome inquires and participation from advanced graduate students and from current postdocs who may be seeking a second postdoc position. Click here to learn more.

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare's Annual Symposium Call for Applications

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare at the Florida State University College of Social Work is currently planning its annual symposium (May 9th and 10th), the theme of which is Innovations in Workforce Resilience. They are offering an opportunity for Florida-based doctoral students to submit proposals for poster presentations to occur during the symposium. The Institute will provide accepted doctoral student presenters with a $250 honorarium and assist with travel costs, if needed. The link to the full request for posters can be found here.

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare Accepting Applications for Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare at the Florida State University College of Social Work is now accepting applications for their 2022-2023 Dissertation Fellowship Award. They are seeking doctoral candidates who are dedicated to research and scholarship that promotes and improves the safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children and families in Florida’s child welfare system to apply. The selected fellow will be awarded $5,000 throughout the award period. Preference will be given to dissertations that align with their annual research topic, Innovations in Workforce Resilience. More information, including eligibility criteria and application instructions can be found here.

2022 SITC Fellowship and Technology Award Opportunity

Natera has partnered with the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) to sponsor a fellowship award for using ctDNA to study IO response. This $40,000, one-year award aims to provide support to an individual working in ctDNA testing for molecular residual disease. Natera will offer the selected recipient the opportunity to utilize the proprietary Signatera testing technology. The submission period begins January 2022 and applications are due April 5, 2022. Details about how to submit can be found here.

Apply for the Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt, and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Danone North America (“Danone”), is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant. In its 10th year, Danone will award two $25,000 grants to graduate students interested in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt to better understand how they help support and maintain human health and wellness. Applications are due by February 14, 2022. Click here to learn more.

Activate your free NCFDD account now!

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, which supports academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. By becoming an Institutional Member, all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the University of Miami have access to a free personal membership account that provides members-only resources on mentoring and professional development training. 


Important Dates


11:59 pm

Deadline to apply for the Research Symposium


11:59 pm

Deadline for Nomination for Induction to the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society


12:00 pm

Toppel Career Center: The Art of Effective Networking


12:00 pm

Toppel Center Center: Developing Your Personal Brand


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Counseling Center: Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking