SRI 70th Annual Scientific Meeting

Career Development Workshops

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Room: M1
Mezzanine Level

Workshop Chair: 
Dorothy Sojka, PhD
Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

1:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Session I: Business of Academics


Negotiations from a Clinician Perspective & Understanding What You Are Signing Up For
Louise Laurent, MD, PhD
UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA

Negotiations from a Basic Scientist Perspective & Understanding What You Are Signing Up For
Tamara Tilburgs, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Department Chair Level Expectations & Strategic Plan - How do you fit in?
Hugh Taylor, MD
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA


2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Session II: Budgeting and Grant Management


Budgeting & Grant Management
Sarah England, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA

2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.


3:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Session III: Working with Industry



  • Hilary O D Critchley, MD, DSc
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Sasha Drewlo, PhD
    Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Thomas Zollner, MD
    Bayer AG
  • Claire Roberts, PhD
    Flinders University, Adelaide, South Adelaide, Australia

Q&A with Panelists

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Session IV: Finances


Debt, Retirement, Savings and More
William H. Catherino, MD, PhD
Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA