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Important Dates

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August 2018

Graduate School Calendar of Professional Development Events

Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 24
Erasmus Summer Programme, Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Each year the Erasmus Summer Programme provides hundreds of students, researchers and health professionals with the opportunity to boost their scientific careers. It is a specialized event in English that offers three weeks of á la carte research training in quantitative medical and health research.

Friday, August 10
APHA Early Bird Registration Deadline

Friday, August 17
Epidemiology New Student Orientation
12:30 – 1:45 PM, CTRB 2161 North & South
Lunch and games

Friday, August 17
Baby Shower Honoring Hui Hu, Yun Shen, and Sky Hu
3:30 – 4:30 PM, CTRB 4240C

Wednesday, August 22
Epidemiology Faculty Candidate Seminar: Yan Wang
1:45 – 2:45 PM, CTRB 3161/3162

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September 2018

Friday, September 14
APHA Advance Registration Deadline

Thursday, September 20
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Bradley Malin
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Sunday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 25
Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology
Cincinnati, OH

Friday, September 28
Diversity Graduate Research Symposium Abstracts Due

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October 2018

Thursday, October 4
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Timothy Dye
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25
Tackling Complexity in Medicine and Public Health Using Large Databases, Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma
This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the theoretical foundation and practical skills necessary to apply qualitative methods for population health research.

Wednesday, October 31
Diversity Graduate Research Symposium
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

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November 2018

Thursday, November 1
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Deborah Erwin
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 10 – Wednesday, November 14
APHA Annual Meeting and Expo
San Diego, CA

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December 2018

Thursday, December 6
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Alessadero Doria
4:00 – 5:00 PM

December, dates TBD
Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD)
DAIDD is a week-long modeling clinic that provides an introduction to dynamical models used in the study of infectious disease dynamics. Instruction focuses on the conceptual foundations of modeling and model formulation for infectious disease research.

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January 2019

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February 2019

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March 2019

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April 2019

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May 2019

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June 2019

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July 2019

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Academic Deadlines

View all critical dates and deadlines for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018.

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Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Advance Registration Open Apr 2-May 8
May 10-Aug 14
Aug 16-20
Oct 29-Dec 18
Dec 20-Jan 3
Mar 25-May 7
May 9
Registration Deadline Aug 21 Jan 4 May 10
Classes Begin Aug 22 Jan 7 May 13
Drop/Add Period Aug 22-24
Aug 27-28
Jan 7-11 May 13-14
Employee EEP Registration Aug 22-24
Aug 27-28
Jan 7-11 May 13-14
Fee Payments Due Aug 31 Jan 18 May 24
Degree Application Deadline Sep 14 Feb 1 Jul 3
Dissertation First Submission Sep 28 Feb 13 Jun 12
Dissertation Transmittal Letter Due Sep 28 Feb 13 Jun 12
Thesis First Submission Oct 26 Mar 15 Jul 12
Thesis Final Exam Form Due Oct 26 Mar 15 Jul 12
Thesis & Dissertation Final Submission Nov 19 Apr 10 Jul 31
Thesis & Dissertation ETD Signature Page Due Nov 19 Apr 10 Jul 31
Dissertation Final Exam Form Due Nov 19 Apr 10 Jul 31
Drop/Withdrawal Deadline Nov 19 Apr 24 Aug 2
Faculty Evaluations Open Nov 20-Dec 7 Apr 13-Apr 26 Jun 15-21 (A)
Aug 3-9 (B/C)
Final Clearance Deadline Dec 5 Apr 24 Aug 7
Last Day of Classes Dec 5 Apr 24 Aug 9
Doctoral Commencement Dec 14 May 3 TBD
Master’s Commencement Dec 14 May 3 TBD
Degree Status Available Dec 18 May 7 Aug 13
Final Grades Available Dec 19 May 8 Aug 14
Holidays; no classes. GAs are expected to report to work on bolded dates. Sep 3: Labor Day
Nov 2: Homecoming
Nov 12: Veterans Day
Nov 21: Thanksgiving Break
Nov 22-23: Thanksgiving Break
Jan 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mar 4-8: Spring Break
May 27: Memorial Day
Jun 24-28: Summer Break
Jul 4: Independence Day

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Seminars and Hosting

Thursday, August 2
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Bindu Kalesan
4:00 – 5:00 PM, CTRB 3161/3162

Wednesday, August 22
Epidemiology Faculty Candidate Seminar: Yan Wang
1:45 – 2:45 PM, CTRB 3161/3162

Thursday, September 20
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Bradley Malin
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 4
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Timothy Dye
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 1
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Deborah Erwin
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 6
Epidemiology Seminar Series: Alessadero Doria
4:00 – 5:00 PM

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Calls for Abstracts

Friday, September 28
Diversity Graduate Research Symposium Abstracts Due

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Research Days and Professional Conferences

Friday, August 10
APHA Early Bird Registration Deadline

Friday, September 14
APHA Advance Registration Deadline

Sunday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 25
Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology
Cincinnati, OH

Wednesday, October 31
Diversity Graduate Research Symposium
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Saturday, November 10 – Wednesday, November 14
APHA Annual Meeting and Expo
San Diego, CA

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Workshops and Professional Development

Graduate School Calendar of Professional Development Events

Career Resource Center Events and Programs

Career Resource Center Career Fairs

Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 24
Erasmus Summer Programme, Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Each year the Erasmus Summer Programme provides hundreds of students, researchers and health professionals with the opportunity to boost their scientific careers. It is a specialized event in English that offers three weeks of á la carte research training in quantitative medical and health research.

Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25
Tackling Complexity in Medicine and Public Health Using Large Databases, Università Telematica San Raffaele Roma
This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the theoretical foundation and practical skills necessary to apply qualitative methods for population health research.

December, dates TBD
Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD)
DAIDD is a week-long modeling clinic that provides an introduction to dynamical models used in the study of infectious disease dynamics. Instruction focuses on the conceptual foundations of modeling and model formulation for infectious disease research.

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Grant and Scholarship Deadlines

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Department Events

Friday, August 17
Epidemiology New Student Orientation
12:30 – 1:45 PM, CTRB 2161 North & South
Lunch and games

Friday, August 17
Baby Shower Honoring Hui Hu, Yun Shen, and Sky Hu
3:30 – 4:30 PM, CTRB 4240C

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Funding Opportunities

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Scholarships

UF Scholarship Search Engine

American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging
In order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators, the Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.

Foundation for Women’s Wellness Fellowship Awards
We believe that to improve women’s health we must also invest in the future. FWW’s Fellowship Awards recognize and support MD/PhD candidates or graduates pursuing fellowship or specialty training and working on research in women’s health. This award goes directly to the individual awardee to acknowledge and support her/his academic, training and research success and pursuits.

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

Society for Neuroscience Individual Prizes and Fellowships
These awards recognize students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists who have received an advanced degree within the past 10 years and who have made significant accomplishments in the field of neuroscience.

Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award
You may apply for this award if you are within the first year of your PhD program or are expecting admission before the academic year begins.

The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Scholars Graduate Opportunities
AIGC provides financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and supports them in attaining undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. AIGC partners with Tribes, the federal government, foundations, corporations, and individuals to ensure the growth and sustainability of scholarships.

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Grants

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)
To provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD).

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges. In addition to opportunities presented through targeted grant programs and funding partnerships, RWJF continually accept brief proposals for funding of new and creative approaches to building a Culture of Health.

International students are eligible for some grants, and grant search materials can be found at the UF Libraries Grants and Fellowships: Funding Opportunities. A yearly workshop is available for finding grants for international students. Also see the Libraries’ list of databases, such as IRIS and Community of Science (COS), to aid your funding search.

The UF Office of Research maintains a number of funding opportunity resources for all members of the UF community, including a list of funding opportunities specifically for graduate students.

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Travel

Chair of Epidemiology Travel Award
Chair’s Travel Awards are matching funds up to $500 for travel-related expenses. The Chair will match any funds provided by the research mentor for travel, up to $500. A student may be awarded the Chair’s Travel Award up to three times per year.

View the funding announcement and the application.

UF Office of Research Graduate Student Request for Travel Funds
The UF Office of Research (OR) and the UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) offer travel funding for graduate students. Click on the above link to download a PDF file (readable and printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free online) for more information about applying for such funds.

UF Graduate Student Council Travel Grants
The UF Graduate Student Council offers travel grants to help graduate students attend conferences and present their research. For more information, applications and deadlines, click on the above link.

UF Center for European Studies Travel Grants
The UF Center for European Studies (CES) offers annual competitions for graduate student travel grants to assist UF graduate students with travel to Europe to pursue dissertation research, or to present work at a scholarly conference or workshop. These grants are open to all UF graduate students regardless of discipline as long as the subject of the research or talk is related to contemporary Europe.

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Dissertation

Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award
The Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award, named in honor of Delores Auzenne, was established to assist underrepresented doctoral students with little or no funding to complete their dissertations. The program provides funding to PhD candidates in the advanced stages of their dissertations. Students on fellowships or assistantship are not eligible.

The award provides up to $15,000, and up to 5 credit hours of in-state tuition and fees. Successful applicants may receive funds over the course of Summer and the following Fall Semester or Spring Semester and the following Summer.

Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award
The Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award is a competitively need based awards program to provide final stage funding over a 4­ to 6 month period for PhD candidates with exhausted funding. This support is intended to allow recipients the time and resources to focus exclusively on their dissertation through defense, final clearance by the Editorial Office, and graduation.

The award provides up to $15,000, and up to 5 credit hours of in-state tuition and fee assistance. Successful applicants may receive funds over the course of Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.

Supplemental Retention Scholarship
The UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) Supplemental Retention Scholarship is designed for UF doctoral students, who are three or fewer semesters away from graduation but are no longer eligible to receive a fellowship, assistantship or other funding from their department or college. It provides limited tuition assistance and the help of a structured retention program under the UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI).

Southern Regional Educational Board Dissertation Award
You may apply for this award if you have completed all course work and comprehensive/preliminary exams and have defended (or will defend) the dissertation prospectus successfully before the academic year begins.

The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance, and professional development support. It also covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

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Postgraduate Jobs

Career Resource Center PHHP Career Community

Career Resource Center COM Career Community

Rollins School of Public Health Public Health Employment Connection (PHEC)

Science 2018 Career Handbook

AAAS Science and Policy Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

Assistant Member of Epidemiology, Center for Outcomes Research, JPS Health Network

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Postdoctoral Training Program for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences in Cancer

Postdoctoral Fellows, Channing Division of Network Medicine (CDNM), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (Tobacco control research)

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Epidemiology – School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs maintains a list of job posting databases and resources.

Postdoctoral and faculty positions at the University of Florida may be found on https://jobs.ufl.edu/.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs publishes job opportunities for postdocs in the Postdoctoral Update Newsletter, emailed to all UF postdocs once a week.

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Other

UF Open Access Publishing Fund
The University of Florida Open Access Publishing (UFOAP) Fund supports the goal of making UF research findings available immediately without charge to all readers. When funds are not available from other sources, the Fund will assist UF authors by paying reasonable Article Processing Charges (APCs) assessed by publishers of open access journals, including hybrid open access journals. The Fund does not cover the assessment of page charges, color illustration fees, reprints, etc. Articles that comply with the Application Guidelines set forth below will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the availability of funds. No endorsement of any journal or of the research merit of any article is implied by this funding.

UF/Santa Fe College Faculty Development Project
The UF/Santa Fe College Faculty Development Project is a partnership between the University of Florida and local Santa Fe College that aims to increase faculty diversity at Santa Fe College while providing African American and Hispanic doctoral students at UF with valuable teaching experience. Participants teach two courses per year at SFC and assist in its recruitment and retention of minority and underrepresented students. The program provides a stipend of $15,000 for nine months, in-state tuition, fees, and health insurance for fall-spring semesters with an additional amount supplied by UF. Participants must have a master’s degree in an approved field, 18 credit hours of graduate level hours in an approved field completed, and have passed their qualifying exams.

Control Flu Internship
The ControlFlu program provides free flu vaccinations for Pre-K through 12th grade students in Alachua County. ControlFlu is a coalition of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and students that volunteer their time to the program. The key to the program’s success are their volunteers. They are seeking individuals who are committed and passionate to adding to their team and continuing theirr mission. ControlFlu offers a dynamic internship opportunity that provides insight and experience into the fields of health promotion and disease prevention. If interested please send a current resume and fall schedule to the program coordinator, Leslie Morris, at lesliemorris@ufl.edu.

CLAS Teaching Center Graduate Teaching Assistantship
The CLAS Teaching Center is now accepting applications for our graduate student assistantships. If you are a graduate student with a background in mathematics, sciences, engineering, or education and are interested in a 10-20 hour assistantship beginning in the summer or fall semester, please complete an application here: https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu/about-us/employment-opportunities/graduate-assistant-position-application/. The UF Teaching Center is a wonderful place to work, and we are looking to add dedicated, hard-workers to our team!

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