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Octave Bioscience Co-Founder and COO Melinda Thomas @ ETL

Drawing on her experience starting and leading health companies like CardioDx and ParAllele, Melinda Thomas co-founded Octave Bioscience in 2014. Octave is developing a care management platform for neurodegenerative diseases, starting with multiple sclerosis. The company aims to improve patient management decisions and create better outcomes while also lowering costs.

Patreon Co-Founder and CTO Sam Yam @ ETL

In 2013, Sam Yam teamed up with his former Stanford roommate Jack Conte to create Patreon, a platform that connects content creators with members who provide recurring revenue. As co-founder and CTO, Yam has built Patreon into a service that has funded more than one hundred thousand creatives, channelling an estimated one billion dollars to musicians, podcasters, and artists of all kinds. 

Fellows Forum: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor

Your relationship with your faculty advisor is an essential part of your graduate school experience. Learn practical skills and discover resources to help you communicate effectively and resolve issues with your faculty advisor.

Helen J. Doyle, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

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This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.

CATAPULT: A Workshop for International CAs and TAs

In this interactive workshop and panel presentation, international graduate students and English language learners can learn tips from experienced international student peers and identify resources to support them in their teaching assignment. The CA/TA Program in University Learning and Teaching can CATAPULT graduate students toward effective teaching. Lunch is provided.

Co-sponsored by the English for Foreign Students Program

Academic Chats: New Faculty Stress and What You Can Really Do About It

*Session topic has changed. Originally was University Leadership: The Role of the Department Chair, Dean, Provost, and Others", which will now be held on May 19th.*

As a new faculty member, you need to balance multiple demands and professional responsibilities, often at the same time you are setting up your life in a new place.  What are some strategies to balance your teaching, research and service responsibilities while maintaining a healthy work-life balance?

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