NOVEMBER 14, 2016


SUBJECT:    Writing Workshop Invitation – November 29, 2016

We are pleased to invite you to two unique workshop opportunities to help you guide your trainees in effective writing, and to give them tools to independently develop their own skills. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, we will be hosting Dr. Joshua Schimel, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara, and former Chair of the Environmental Studies Program, who will be presenting the concepts and tools covered in his highly successful and nationally recognized book, “Writing Science: how to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded.” Please know that although the book may be titled “Writing Science…”, the techniques covered are useful to all academic disciplines engaged in journal publishing and grant writing. I know this from personal experience delivering workshops based on this book in a professional society training course and the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The first workshop will focus on teaching writing skills to students and postdocs.

Teaching Effective Science Writing Skills Tuesday, November 29, 2016
9 am – 12 pm
Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET), Rm 141

The second workshop, intended for postdocs, will be held on the same day. This workshop will focus on developing effective writing skills.

Becoming a Successful and Effective Science Writer Tuesday, November 29, 2016
1 – 4:30 pm
Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET), Rm 141

Please RSVP by Monday, November 21 to assure space and refreshment needs. If you require accessibility or other accommodations to participate in these activities, please contact Ginger Hazen at, or by phone at (858-822-5915), preferably by November 15th, to inform of us of your needs.

We ask that you also encourage your postdoctoral trainees to participate in this unique training opportunity.

Thank you for your support for postdoctoral training at UC San Diego!

Mark A. Lawson
Professor and Director
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and
UCSD Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Training and Education