Online Program

Reflections on finding your place in the profession

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

William Vega, PhD, Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging School of Social Work University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
This personal journey of a life career in American academics over decades of change is discussed. What is more essential-passion, opportunism, or commitment - for establishing a career? How do you bring your best to the table to build a career, and what do you avoid? How do you get value-added for your personal experiences? Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist for research success? If I was starting today what would I do differently?

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for achieving a successful career as a scientist and public health leader; Describe potential pitfalls, barriers and opportunities for Latino public health researchers; and Discuss approaches for enhancing mentorship and engagement of Latino scholars in public health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.