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Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE

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The NIH OITE is pleased to offer a series of webinars and small group discussions focused on helping undergraduate students, postbacs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge environments. Trainees who complete five of the small groups and who participate in, or watch, all of the webinars will receive a certificate upon completion of the series. This material is helpful for trainees just starting out, those contemplating their next educational move and who are mentoring others. Groups will be organized by educational level so trainees can engage with others experiencing similar educational, work and life stressors.

To participate in the series, please register for the webinars using the links provided below or visit our website ( and check under “upcoming events”. Attend the webinar or, if you cannot join live, watch the webinar recording later. Invitations to register for the small group discussions will be sent out to attendees the day of the webinar. Discussions will be held Mondays and Tuesdays the week after the lecture. The Zoom link for the group discussions will be sent on the morning of the day the sessions will be held.

To receive weekly reminders, invitations to the small groups and other events, please join our info listserv at:

Becoming a Resilient Scientist Schedule

Sign language interpreting services and live captioning will be provided for this event. Individuals who need other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, or would like a sign language interpreter for the small group should contact Jackie Newell ( or the Federal Relay Service @ 800-877-8339. Requests should be made as soon as possible.

If you miss a workshop and want to watch the recording, just click on the original link below. That will directly open the recording for you.


Lecture 9/15/20

Groups week of 9/21
Part I: An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness


Lecture: 10/13/20

Groups week of 10/26
Part II: Understanding Cognitive Distortions, Imposter Fears and Stereotype Threat

Lecture: 11/10/20

Groups week of 11/16
Part III: Emotions and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Lecture: 12/8/20

Groups week of 12/14
Part IV: Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness for Scientists

Lecture: 1/12/21

Groups week of 1/25
Part V: Developing Feedback Resilience

Lecture: 2/9/21

Groups week of 2/22
Part VI: Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

For questions regarding this series, please contact the OITE at Please include "Resilient Scientist Series" in the subject line.