2. Early- to Mid-Career Level: Building A Career That Involves Industry, Government, and Dean’s Office Roles

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Type: Professional Development Course
Area: Career Development
Room: Regency VI

Session Overview

This session will discuss paths toward building a varied program in academic neurology that encompasses 2 different paths 1) interaction and garnering support through multiple government, professional associations and industry sources. These may include not only NIH, but also CDC, Department of Defense, private foundations, state programs and health related industries. Speakers will discuss available options from the point of view of an academic neurologist building bridges to various funding entities and industry as well as the perspective of moving to pharmaceutical or other health related industry to pursue translation of scientific advances from bench to bedside. 2) interaction with Dean’s Office activities combined with academic neurology careers.


  • To become familiar with the broader palate of government, private and industry entities engaged in promoting and supporting research

  • To obtain insight into how connections may be made and the issues—both positive and negative—in working with varied groups having different expectations

  • To learn more about the benefits and trade-offs of pursuing translational research in an academic vs. industry setting