Leadership & Management Skills

2016 Career Symposium
"Leadership and Management Skills: What You Might Not See in Your CV"
(Sponsored by APS Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee)


Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: San Diego Convention Center, Rm. 25B



Christine Schnackenberg Ph.D., GlaxoSmithKline

Clintoria Richards-Williams Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine

A successful career in scientific research is filled with leadership and management opportunities. The challenge is in understanding what kind of leader you are, how you lead/manage, seeing the possibilities, and leading well. It is important to identify the leadership and management skills that you already have and the gaps in your experience. The purpose of this symposium is to explore, identify, and apply inherent and learned leadership / management skills. This session will include four experts in the field of leadership and management. The first speaker will focus on inherent leadership skills and the second speaker will discuss ways to identify the leadership and management in what you already have done and what may be missing. The third speaker will focus on translating an academic CV to a broader life sciences resume highlighting leadership and management. The fourth speaker is an established leader within the physiology community and will share her personal narrative. After each presenter talks for 25 minutes, they will participate in a 20 minute panel discussion with Q&A from the audience to end the symposium.



  • Developing the leader within you: head, heart and gut
    David Brooks, Ph.D., Janssen Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
  • Discovering the leader within you: where you’ve been
    Captain Thomas Herzig, Ph.D., Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory
  • Translating your CV into an effective resume in the life sciences
    Andrew Green, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Demonstrating leadership and management in practice: Examples of success and errors
    Patricia Molina, Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Science Center