Today’s academics, researchers, and scientists face increasing competition not only in their fields of study, but in the areas of professional communication. In a tight market, it is the polished and the well-presented candidate who has an edge.

UAB’s Professional Development Program offers ongoing support for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars who want to gain that edge:

Courses and workshops that train participants to make effective presentations, write productive papers, grants, and dissertations, and prepare for faculty teaching responsibilities.

Those who wish to polish their professional speech can participate in courses and workshops on presentations skills, while writers can hone their research and publishing skills. Any who plan to seek faculty positions can get pedagogical background and career leadership in GRD 705 Teaching at the College Level, or develop the Teaching Philosophy most academic positions require in GRD 716 Preparing a Teaching Portfolio.

The Mission of the professional Development Program is to provide those skills that transcend disciplinary boundaries. For more information and full schedule, visit:


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3MT information sessions offer competition tips, last minute chance to register

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Congratulations to 2016 Postdoc Awards winners

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Record 19,535 students #ChooseUAB - 7,166 of those graduate students

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Left breathless: How asthma influences infection

arthur totten headshot squareArthur Totten, a PhD candidate in Microbiology and an asthmatic himself, studies how allergy sufferers react to bacterial infections. At his Discoveries in the Making presentation at Homewood Public Library on September 8, Arthur talked about a pathogen only found in humans called Mycoplasmas Pneumoniae (Mpn) – bacteria that causes walking pneumonia. Read more ...
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