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BIRCWH Career Development Club

The purpose of the Tulane Career Development Club (CD Club) is to bring together junior faculty from across Tulane University who are participating in faculty training programs focused on the health sciences. The CD Club provides these junior faculty members with the opportunity to network with other junior and senior faculty members, and to gain important information on strategic career planning, networking for career advancement, effective grant writing, publication submission, and other relevant topics.

The Tulane CD Club  is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration effort between the principal investigators/lead faculty of several junior faculty training programs.  The founding senior faculty members include: Bruce Bunnell, PhD; Prescott Deininger, PhD; Patrice Delafontaine, MD; Lee Hamm, MD; S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD; M.A. Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH; Gabriel Navar, PhD; and Roy Weiner, MD.

The Tulane BIRCWH Program Principal Investigator/Program Director, Dr. M.A. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, is one of the founding senior faculty members of the Tulane CD Club, and the Tulane BIRCWH Program is one of the participating junior faculty training programs.

2018-2019 Meetings

Date Topic Speaker(s)

October 29, 2018

4:30 - 6:00 PM

What's Your H Index?: Tools for Measuring & Monitoring Your Scientific Impact

led by Raquel Horlick, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

February 18, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Fostering Research Team Success: Strategies for Junior Faculty Mentors (an interactive workshop) led by Tonette Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH,  Associate Provost for the Health Sciences 

April 1, 2019

4:30 - 6:00 PM




2017-2018 Meetings

Date Topic Speaker(s)

September 18, 2017

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Pitching Your Research: From the lab to the real-world...What will you say?- An Interactive Workshop

led by Ashley Nelson, Professor of Practice, A.B. Freeman School of Business

October 23, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Federal Funding: Finding a Way for Dollars to Make Sense - Creating a Research Budget led by Kathleen Kozar, Director, Sponsored Projects Administration

February 26, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Spoiler Alert! What Your Reviewers Are Saying About Your Proposal - A Mock NIH Grant Review

led by Prescott Deininger, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University


2016-2017 Meetings

Date Topic Speaker(s)
October 24, 2016 Rigor & Transparency - Practical Applications led by Drs. Laura Levy, Vice President for Research and John Lefante, Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
December 7, 2016 Translational Research led by Dr. Elizabeth Norton, Assistant Professor of Immunology & Microbiology
February 6, 2017 Tulane Resources and Core Facilities led by Dr. Kathleen Hering-Smith, Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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More Information
Kat Rabstejnek, MA
Program Manager
(504) 988-6282

M.A. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
BIRCWH Principal Investigator/Program Director
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Provost for the Health Sciences