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Workshops & Seminar Series

In addition to working to ensure rigor in academics and research training, the Graduate College aims to assist Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows in developing a comprehensive skill set.  Our career development programming is open to students and postdocs from all disciplines and colleges at OUHS and is intended to prepare trainees for success in a multitude of career paths.

Focus areas include:

  • Effective Communication for specialized & general audiences
  • Scientific Writing: Manuscripts, Grants & Funding Proposals
  • Interdisciplinary Training
  • Teamwork, Collaboration
  • Career Spotlights
  • Career Preparation (CVs, resumes, interviews, networking)
  • Resiliency & Wellness
  • STEM Promotion/Science Advocacy, Community Outreach
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Commercialization
  • Teaching: Preparing Future Faculty

The Graduate College hosts workshops throughout the year as well as a monthly seminar series, held the fourth Monday of each month @ 12pm unless otherwise noted. Programming requests and suggestions are encouraged to ensure that programming is relevant and well-utilized!



Dr. Amy Tucker

Annie Smith


April 1-4, 2024 49th Annual GREAT Symposium    
March 25, 2024 Drs. Stephanie Wickham, Kerry Leehan, Scott Nguyen, Matt Gibson
Career Roundtable: Industry
March 6, 2024 Dr. Paul DeAngelis
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Networking in Academic & Commercial Ecosystems
February 28, 2024 Dr. Sanjay Bidichandani
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Making Effective Scientific Presentations
February 26, 2024 Professor Riley Shaull, UCO
Tax Prep Help
February 21, 2024 Dr. Frank Hays
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Presenting Effective Flash Talks
February 14, 2024 Dr. Bill Freeman
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Creating Scientific Figures
January 8, 2024 Drs. Martin-Paul Agbaga, Lindsay Hayes, Jami Gurley, Caleb Marlin
Career Roundtable: Academia
December 4, 2023 Dr. Sarah Ocañas, OMRF
Oral Presentations
November 27, 2023 Dr. John Campbell
Introduction to Scientific Writing
October 23, 2023 Dr. Sanjay Bidichandani
Part 2: Delivering a Flash Talk
October 9, 2023 Dr. Shannon Conley
Part 1: Preparing a Flash Talk
September 25, 2023 Drs. Shannon Conley & Jody Summers
Endnote Tips & Tricks
August 28, 2023 Dr. Leremy Colf, Associate Professor, College of Nursing; Senior Adviser & Research Liaison-Health Informatics, OU Health
Introduction to Health Policy & Engagement
July 24, 2023 Dr. Rebecka Bourn, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Manuscript Writing 101
May 22, 2023 Carmon Drumm, Assistant Director, Student Counseling Services, OUHSC Student Affairs
Professional Transitions, Imposterism, & Work-Life Management
April 21, 2023 Jeffrey Harp, Ombudsperson
Graduate student & postdoctoral trainee resource for conflict resolution
March 27-30, 2023 48th Annual GREAT Symposium    
March 28, 2023 Dr. Stephanie Wickham, Mr. Brian Davis, Mr. Sam Kean
GREAT Symposium Career Panel
March 22, 2023 Dr. Bill Freeman
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Networking & Collaboration Skills
March 8, 2023 Dr. Sarah Ocañas
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Flash Talk Skills
March 1, 2023 Noor Cheema
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Tips for Better Graphical Abstracts using BioRender
February 22, 2023 Noor Cheema
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Tips for Better Science Posters using BioRender
February 17, 2023 Professor Riley Shaull, UCO
Tax Prep
February 15, 2023 Dr. Sanjay Bidichandani
Pre-GREAT Workshop: Tips for Oral Presentations
January 27, 2023 Drs. Gurley, Muhammad, Bender
Postdoc Perspectives
December 16, 2022 Dr. Andrew Weyrich, President, OMRF
"The Journey to Oklahoma's Medical Research Foundation"
November 18, 2022 Anglin PR
"Perfecting Your Pitch: Communicating the Importance of Your Research to a Broad Audience"
October 21, 2022 Dr. James Papin, Associate Professor & Director, Institutional Research Core Facility
OUHSC Research Core Facility & Resources
September 16, 2022 Drs. Leehan, Reagan, Lane, & Nguyen
OUHSC Alumni Career Spotlight
August 19, 2022 Dr. Rebecka Bourn, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
"Introduction to Mentoring Up: A Mentee's Guide to Mentoring Relationships"
June 17, 2022 Dr. Bill Freeman
"Incorporating Data Science Skills Into Your Biomedical Research Career"
May 20, 2022 Drs. Wickham, Farrand, Dowd, Wade
Cytovance Industry Career Panel 
April 22, 2022 Dr. Maren Wood, Beyond the Professoriate
"An introduction to Aurora, the Professional Development e-learning platform for PhDs and Postdocs"
March 28-31, 2022 47th Annual GREAT Symposium    
February 18, 2022 Mary Sheets, PhD, CPA
Tax reporting for students and postdocs
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January 21, 2022 Paul Donovan
Nature Masterclasses 
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December 17, 2021 John Hanak, OU's Chief Innovation & Corporate Officer
November 19, 2021

Molly Grisham, MA, Professional Facilitator & Developer of Leadership and Management in Action Program (L-MAP)
Team Building Workshop

October 15, 2021 Carmon Drumm, M.Ed., LPC, Student Wellness Coordinator & Staff Counselor.
"Ready? Set...Boundaries!"
September 17, 2021 Tom Wavering, Executive Director & Entrepreneurship Faculty, Price Business College.
"Master Storytelling to Communicate Who You Are and the Importance of Your Research"
Website Slides
July 16, 2021 Carol Powers, PhD, Oklahoma State University
"360° Critical Skills for Career Success" 
June 18, 2021

 Katy Boren, CEO, OKC Innovation District
 “Connecting to the Innovation District”

April 22, 2021

Mary Woolley, President, Research America! 
"Prioritizing Science & Public Engagement to Drive Innovation & Outcomes"


April 16, 2021

Chris Horton, PhD, 
"Transitioning from Research to a Teaching Career: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
March 22-25, 2021 46th Annual GREAT Symposium, all-virtual    
March 19, 2021

Chien Li, PhD, Novo Nordisk Research Center, Seattle 
"Anti-Obesity Drug Development: The Potential and the Challenge"

February 19, 2021

 Fiona McMurray, PhD, Novo Nordisk Research Center, Seattle
Making the Switch from Academia to Industry: An Insider’s Perspective

January 22, 2021

 Shaniqua Crawford, Institutional Equity Officer
"It's on Us - Shifting Our Culture to Reflect the Mission of the University"

December 18, 2020

 Karen Kelsky webinar
"Going post-Ac in a pandemic"

November 20, 2020

 Karen Kelsky webinar
"Hacking the academic job market"

November 5-6, 2020

John Robertson, PhD, Grantwriters Inc.
"Getting Started Writing Successful Grant Proposals"

October 16, 2020 

Ashley Valentas, M.Ed., LPC, OUHSC.
"Optimal Performance - turning stress into benefit"

September 18, 2020 Shari Clifton MLIS, AHIP,  and faculty panel, 
"EndNote 101" and "Advanced EndNote"
August 21, 2020

Gillian Air, PhD, Amy Tucker, PhD, Anne Kasus-Jacobi, PhD
The Skill of Highlighting Your Skills: CVs, Biosketches, and Resumes”  

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March 13, 2020

Mary Sheets, PhD, CPA, University of Central Oklahoma
Income Tax Reporting Requirements for US Residents and Non-Residents”

February 21, 2020

Molly Hill, PhD
“Individual Development Plans – Making a game plan for your future!”

January 17, 2020

Carmon Drumm, M.Ed.
"Self-Care: Balance, Intention, & Meaning"

November 15, 2019

Shari Clifton, MLIS, AHIP
"Making Endnote Work for You"

November 11, 2019

 Alex Crowe, PhD,  Univ. Southern California and Allergan Inc.
"Transitioning from Grad School to Industry" 

October 18, 2019

 Charlene Wilson, Berkshire Hathaway and Nathan Bednar, AMC Mortgage
"Let's Talk Real Estate"

September 20, 2019

Kevin C. Wooten, PhD,  Univ Houston, Clear Lake
"Team Science Skills and Strategies: The Future of Scientific Innovation" 

August 23, 2019

 Jane N. Irungu, PhD
"Let's Thrive: A values-based approach inclusivity"

July 25, 2019

 James Rea, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Workshop and small group sessions

June 21, 2019

 Jeff Moore, Susan Moring, Alex Crowe, PhD, and Kimberly McCullor, PhD
"Mastering your Personal Pitch"

May 17, 2019

 Chellé Guttery, PhD
"Students with Disabilities in Professional and Clinical Programs"

April 19, 2019

 Carol D. Curtis, PhD,  I2e and C^2 Consulting
"Building a Career through Networking"

March 15, 2019

Mary Carter, PhD
"CVs and Resumes" 

February 15, 2019

Laku Chidambaram, PhD, Ilhan Demiralp, PhD, Amber Hasbrook, and Megan Allen
"Foundations of Business and MBA"

January 18, 2019

Michelle Staudt, PhD, CCRP
"Professional Etiquette"

December 14, 2018

Thomas Wavering,
"Bring Your Ideas to Reality with the Tom Love Innovation Hub" 

November 30, 2018

Linda Mason, PhD,  Oklahoma State Regents for HIgher Education
"Beginning Grantwriting"

November 2, 2018

Robin A. Felder, PhD,  University of Virginia
"New Approaches to Predict, Diagnose, Prevent, or Manage Hypertension and Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure"

October 25, 2018

 J. Quyen Wickham
"Research Funding: Grantspersonship from Graduate School through Early Career or How I got a job as a Scientist" 

September 14, 2018

Shari Clifton
"Making Endnote Work for You"