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Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Below are two educational opportunities that are coming up! One is at the end of September while the other is an ongoing opportunity until February.

UVA Virtual Diversity Retreat

Graduate and postdoctoral students are invited to participate in the 2020 UVA Diversity Retreat on Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 AM EST. The theme for this year is “In Times of Injustice…”. The retreat will include a keynote speaker and four concurrent workshops in the areas of medical injustice, social justice, educational justice, and economic justice.

If you are interested, RSVP no later than Thursday, September 24th at 12 noon EST.  Attached is an electronic flyer for distribution, and you can RSVP online by clicking the image below or visiting

OITE Resilience Series and Fall Programing

The Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) is offering a series of webinars and small group discussions focused on helping undergraduate students, postbacs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge environments. Groups will be organized by educational level so trainees can talk with others experiencing similar educational, work and life stressors.

Students who participate in the webinar or who watch the webinar online at another time, are welcome to participate in the small group discussions. Groups will be held each Monday and Tuesday one week following the webinar. Students who complete five of the small groups and who participate in, or watch, all of the webinars will receive a certificate upon completion of the series. The series topics and dates are listed below:


Lecture 9/15/20

Groups week of 9/21

Part I: An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness


Lecture 10/13/20

Groups week of 10/26

Part II: Understanding Cognitive Distortions, Imposter Fears and Stereotype Threat


Lecture 11/10/20

Groups week of 11/16

Part III: Emotions and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace


Lecture 12/8/20

Groups week of 12/14

Part IV: Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness for Scientists


Lecture 1/12/21

Groups week of 1/18

Part V: Developing Feedback Resilience

February: Lecture 2/9/21

Groups week of 2/15

Part VI: Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

OITE will also sponsor a several webinars focused on the mental health and wellness of biomedical trainees. The first webinar will be October 5 from 1 – 3:30 EST. The topic is suicide prevention and awareness (to mark suicide prevention month in September).

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