Career Day for Biomedical Sciences

This event is dCareer Day for Biomedical Sciences Flyeresigned to inform graduate and undergraduate students about the variety of science career options available.  Speakers will discuss the job description, advantages, disadvantages, salaries, and opportunities for advancement within each career track.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with time for Q&A and discussion with speakers and participants.  Undergraduate students and faculty will also be provided information on various UAMS Graduate School programs (M.S. and Ph.D. programs), as well as the opportunity to meet with representatives and graduate students from programs.  Additionally, a short presentation will be given about summer undergraduate research opportunities at UAMS and the Graduate School.

Please contact Latrina Prince at or 501-526-7396 with any questions.

Parking is available for attendees outside of UAMS in Parking 3.  Click here to view the campus map and Parking 3 location.
Registration for this year’s Career Day will close on October 6, 2019. Please contact Latrina Prince at for information regarding registration.

October 9, 2019

Career Day Seminars

 Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, 12th Floor

Fred W. Smith Auditorium

7:45 AM       Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM       Welcome Introduction to the UAMS Graduate School
                         Bobby McGehee, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School, UAMS

9:00 AM      “From Manchester to Memphis: My Path from Research to Recruitment”
                         Linda Harris, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition
                         St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Academic Programs in Biomedical Sciences

9:30 AM       “Public Health Laboratory Careers”
                         Katie Seely, Ph.D., Section Director, Environmental Laboratories
                         Arkansas Department of Health

10:00 AM    “The Solopreneur PhD: I Turned My Grad School Hobby into a Business”
                         Emily Roberts, Ph.D., Owner
                         Personal Finance for PhDs, Seattle, WA

10:30 AM    Break – Drinks & Refreshments

11:00 AM     “A Scientist’s Career in Academia: How Many Colorful Hats Can You Wear”
                         Dana Gaddy, Ph.D., Professor
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M

11:30 AM     “North to Alaska, South to Arkansas: My Biomedical Journey”
                         Jeffrey Wolchok, Ph.D., Associate Professor
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Biomedical Engineering

12:00 PM     “The Odyssey of a Surgeon Scientist”
                         Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
                         UAMS College of Medicine, Neurosurgery

12:30 PM     Luncheon and Panel Discussion with Speakers

1:30 PM        Tour of UAMS for Undergraduate Students
                         UAMS Graduate Student Association

2:00 PM       Career Development Workshop for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows
                         FINANCES: The Graduate Student and Postdoc’s Guide to Personal Finance
                         Emily Roberts, Ph.D., Personal Finance for Ph.D.s