Virginia Miller awarded career guidance training grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Virginia L. Miller, PhD, professor of genetics and associate dean for graduate education at the UNC School of Medicine has won a 2012 Career Guidance Training Grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF).

Virginia Miller awarded career guidance training grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund
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Virginia Miller, PhD

In their May 22 announcement, BWF says this new institutional award “promises to provide new dimensions in the career preparation of scientists.”

The grants will support demonstration projects that will model affordable approaches to improving trainees’ readiness for stable, fulfilling careers, whether by clarifying and improving their basic PhD-level skills, by helping them identify how they can best use their skills and interests to serve the needs of potential employers, and by providing them approaches to thinking through their career options.

Miller will be Principal Investigator for the UNC project, for which she will receive $33,000 from BWF.

Along with UNC, 2012 recipients of the Career Guidance for Trainees grants are:

American Society for Microbiology

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

Medical College of Wisconsin

Thomas Jefferson University

University of California San Francisco

For more details, see http://www.bwfund.org/pages/577/Background/

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