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    Building Your Research-Based Career


    Video Length: 30 minutes


    This webinar is intended to provide practical, concrete advise about building your research-based career by "Cultivating the 4Ms". There are four key ingredients for success in building a research career:

    • Me (you): Developing a personal armor for success is the most important overall determinate for your future.
    • Money: From your first academic appointment contract to seeking funding for grants, "there is nothing going on but the rent".
    • Mentors (and collaborators): Developing a group of mentors that you can count on for help and assistance is critical for a successful career. As multi-investigator grants become more and more the norm, selecting and cultivating reliable collaborators assumes great importance.
    • Management (Priorities/Time): How do you best manage priorities? One must decide what the priorities are overall and work to maximize success for them. Real contributions in science come about through bold ideas, disseminated widely, and through work in creating change at the regional and/or nation levels.

    Learning Objectives:

    • To guide faculty as they build a research‐based career.
    • To understand the reasoning and necessity of the "Cultivating the 4Ms"


    Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD
    Chief Executive Officer
    Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS)
    Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Connecticut, School of Medicine
    Tenured Professor of Chemical, Materials, and Biomolecular Engineering
    University of Connecticut, School of Engineering
    Founding Director
    Institute for Regenerative Engineering
    Founding Director
    Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences at UConn Health