2015 Early-Stage Investigator Leadership Retreat

The CFAR Mentoring Program is designed to help develop the scientific career goals of early stage HIV investigators and postdoctoral scholars. To that end, on Friday, June 12, 2015 we will sponsor our Third Annual Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Leadership Retreat. Drs. Jonathan Fuchs and Monica Gandhi have developed a fully packed ¾ day event that responds to high priority professional development needs shared by UCSF ESIs. Participants will learn:

  • Emotional Intelligence - what is it and how do I build mine?
  • Learn to handle difficult conversations and become more facile with managing conflict in the workplace
  • Review helpful techniques to build personal resilience in our changing environment
  • Participate in a Lightning Rounds grant peer review session to help refine aims for an upcoming grant application

We are thrilled to have Nancy Friedman, MBA join us to lead the morning professional development sessions. She has over 25 years of experience as a leadership development consultant and executive coach, and has worked extensively with multiple senior and early stage investigators at UCSF.

In the afternoon session, Drs. Fuchs and Gandhi will co-facilitate the popular specific aims peer review lightning rounds, allowing ESIs to get critical peer review and senior investigator input for grant proposals under development. Investigators wishing to present at the lightning rounds should contact Jonathan and Monica by Monday, June 1st.

Registration for the Early-Stage Investigator Retreat is limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

If you are an ESI and would like to attend, please contact Jonathan Fuchs, or event organizer Brenda Sanchez.

For more information see Program Agenda, Directions to Aldea Center 155 Johnstone Drive, SF and Bronze/Shuttle Information to the Aldea Center.

Parking: For those driving, we have all-day parking available. Look for the Red and White numbered parking spaces designated for Aldea Center only in the 500 series. Do not park in any other spaces (blue, yellow or green) as those are designated for tenant use.