Making an Impact in Science Through Positive Influence

A Symposium for Researchers at Every Career Stage.

Advancing science and health through research takes insight, dedication and perseverance, but it does not stop there.  To affect science, encourage collaboration, and guide the next generation of researchers, scientists rely on influence.

This symposium explores the elusive but essential idea of having positive influence in science. It will draw on best practices from the corporate world, lessons from academia and the personal experiences of UCSF leaders.  We invite you to attend any or all of the sessions and look forward to an interactive day of “real world” idea exchange.

The 1 – 3 p.m. sessions will appeal especially to early career researchers.
The 3:30 panel of UCSF leaders will have broad appeal for the UCSF community.
Reception follows at 5 p.m.

This event is free and open to all in the UCSF community.
Space is limited. REGISTER for all or just a portion of the day.

Sessions include:

Keynote address by Betsy Flanagan, MBA
Maximizing Your Influence by Flexing Your Style and Using Your Six Sources of Power

Faculty talk by Elise Riley, PhD and Judy Hahn, PhD
Having Scientific Impact When You Don’t Have Authority: The Junior Researcher’s Conundrum

UCSF Leaders panel with Sue Carlisle, MD, PhD; Stanton Glantz, PhD; Talmadge King, MD; Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, and Keith Yamamoto, PhD
Understanding, Bridging, Inspiring: Making an Impact in Science Through Positive Influence

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar, Panel Discussion


Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Students


Zuckerberg San Francisco General




Free - registration required

Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
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