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Biological Research Education & Career Symposium


Wednesday, May 5th
7:30am - 3:30pm
Fort Detrick (Transportation will be provided)

Students interested in careers in medical and biological research and biodefense should not miss this event sponsored by the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR), a partnership of government agencies with laboratories at Fort Detrick, including:
- US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
- National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute
- National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
- US Department of Agriculture
- Naval Medical Research Center
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The goal of the program is to present an overview of research being performed by the various NICBR
partners, through presentations and laboratory tours, and to provide information on educational and employment opportunities.

During the morning, representatives of the various NICBR laboratories will describe their research programs and opportunities for internships, fellowships and employment. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to go on tours of various laboratories and explore posters and presentations being made by researchers at the NICBR Springfest. More information on Springfest is available at: http://web.ncifcrf.gov/events/springfest.

Because of security concerns, it will be necessary for Fort Detrick to carry out standard "background checks," so all participants are required to REGISTER BY APRIL 21st at:


Transportation from UMBC to the event at Ft. Detrick will be provided. Please RSVP via the Events tab in your UMBCworks account to indicate that you are registering for the event via their website and are interested in the provided shuttle. Details regarding the shuttle will be forwarded as the May 5th event date nears.

Tours are open to both US and non-US citizens.

Questions? Contact Lorie Logan-Bennett in the Career Services Center (lbennett@umbc.edu, MP 2nd Floor, 410.455.2216) or Kerry Kidwell-Slak in The Shriver Center (kerryk@umbc.edu, PUP 1st Floor, 410.455.2493).

Please note that a strict No Show Policy is in effect for this event.

To complete your registration for this event, interested students must:

1) RSVP via UMBCworks

2) Complete the NICBR site registration at: http://web.ncifcrf.gov/events/nicbr/register.asp

3) Print out and sign the following statement and return it to the Shriver Center to the attention of Kerry Kidwell-Slak (Public Policy 1st Floor) by April 21st.


No-Show Policy

___ By checking this box, I confirm that I will be attending the Education and Career Symposium on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in conjunction with the annual NCI-Frederick and Fort Detrick Spring Research Festival.. There will be no charge to UMBC students to attend and/or to utilize the provided transportation. I understand that by registering and not attending I am preventing another UMBC student from participating, harming the reputation of the university and causing UMBC to incur monetary expenses.

I am aware that should I fail to attend this event without notifying the event organizer (Mike Bray, mbray@niaid.nih.gov) and Kerry Kidwell-Slak (kerryk@umbc.edu) by Monday, May 3, 2010, my UMBC student account will be charged a fee of $25 to cover the financial costs incurred.


Printed Name:

Please turn in to Kerry Kidwell-Slak, The Shriver Center, Public Policy 1st Floor


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