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Tulane Career Development Club

The purpose of the Tulane Career Development Club (CD Club) is to bring together research-focused junior faculty across Tulane University who are engaged in building their careers in health sciences and related research. 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. Although not required, many of the participating faculty are also involved in one of the junior faculty training programs at Tulane including the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Program (Principal Investigator: Dr. M.A. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood), Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (Principal Investigators: S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD and Jiang He, MD, PhD), and the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (LA CaTS) grant (Principal Investigator: Lee Hamm, MD).

2020 - 2021 Meetings

Date Topic Speaker(s)

October 19, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

At the Helm: Setting up your own lab

led by Jay Kolls, MD, Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics; John W Deming Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine; Director, Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation Tulane School of Medicine.

December 2, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Preparing and Justifying Your Research Budget in Grant Applications: NIH and Beyond!

led by Tami Jenniskens and Norey Laug, Associate Directors, Sponsored Projects Administration, Tulane University

February 22, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM

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


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

April 21, 2021

4:00 - 5:30 PM

TBD Details are forthcoming


2019-2020 Meetings

Date Topic Speaker(s)

June 8, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Grants Landscape in the Time of COVID-19 led by Louis Franchina and Howard Davis, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Postponed Due to COVID-19

Preparing and Justifying Your Research Budget--NIH and Beyond! led by Kathleen Kozar, Director, Sponsored Projects Administration

February 17, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Managing and Evaluating Employee Performance: Principles, Tools, and Strategies for Success led by Tonya Patterson and Stacey Schwankhart, Human Resources

November 6, 2019

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Increasing Research Productivity: A Spotlight on Tulane's Research Resources Featuring Tulane's VP for Research, Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte and representatives from the Office of Research Proposal Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Clinical Research Programs.

October 23, 2019

4:30 - 6:00 PM

The Importance of Sex as a Modifier of Disease

led by Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine and Pharmacology and Sarah Lindsay, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Pharmacology

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 

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
Richard Brunies
Program Manager
(504) 314-2830

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