Professional Development

Responsible for organizing the Professional Development sessions at SfRBM in addition to facilitating the Mentorship Program


Nadine Hempel, Ph.D.
Penn State Hershey Medical Center


The Professional Development Committee is dedicated to helping young scientists advance their career and have more opportunities not only the industry but SfRBM, as well. Towards that, they have developed a mentoring program which matches young scientists with a mentor who is already established. This program is open to ALL SfRBM members!

If you are interested in being a mentee or a mentor, please contact Nadine Hempel for more information or click on the appropriate link below:

Sign up as a Mentor

Sign up as a Mentee

Mentorship Program Guidelines

CLICK HERE to see the Mentorship Program Guidelines that will assist you with your engagement with your mentor/mentee.


The Professional Development Sessions are offered during SFRBM's Annual Meeting and are tailored for both junior and mid-level investigators.

SfRBM 2017 Sessions

  • Science Policy
  • Speed Mentoring
  • Visual Arts
  • Winners Never Quit: How to Deal with Failure

SfRBM 2016 Sessions

  • Developing Business and Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Teaching while also Running a Research Program
  • How to be the Boss – Effectively Managing People and Leading a Productive Research Team
  • How to Find the Best Lab for Your PhD and Post-Doctoral Work

SfRBM 2015 Sessions

  • The Interview Chalk Talk: Dos and Don'ts
  • An Academic Career in Undergraduate/Teaching Institutions
  • Grant Writing Beyond The Research Plan
  • What to Do with All the Ph.Ds? Alternate Career Paths

SfRBM 2014 Sessions

  • Team Science: Overcoming the Challenges of Multidisciplinary Research Teams
  • First Impressions: Presenting Your Science and Yourself - The “Elevator Pitch"
  • NIH Mock Study Section
  • Changing Roles: Moving From the Bench into Administrative Positions

Professional Development Resources

Individual Development Plan (IDP)
An IDP can help establish your career priorities and goals and provides a successful tool to discuss your progress with your mentor. Many funding agencies and Universities require for post-docs and trainees to complete an IDP as part of the training process.


Looking for a training opportunity or position in the Redox Biology Field?

SFRBM Job Search

Research Mini-Fellowship Grants
Research Mini-Fellowship Grants provide research training opportunities for young investigators in the fields of free radical chemistry, redox biology and antioxidants.


Additional Resources for Training and Career Development

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