Trainees and Junior Members of the Shock Society
Tuesday, December 8 from 5:00–6:00 pm ET


Hello Trainees and Junior Members of the Shock Society,

You are invited to participate in a one-hour discussion on choosing a mentor and establishing your personal mission, which guides your career development, on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please see the attached article, "Find the Mentorship You Need (Not Just What You Want)" published online by Psychology Today in September. Additionally, there is an exercise attached to help guide you through the process of establishing a Personal Mission. If you come with that completed, it will make our conversation richer.   



Microbiome-Mediated Outcome From Surgical Infection/Injury: Review of the Specific Aims of a Proposal
Mentoring Session with Dr. John C. Alverdy
February 11, 2021 at 5:00–6:00 pm ET

John Alverdy, MD, FACS, is a leading surgeon-scientist with a focus on the molecular basis of surgical infections and the gut microbiome. Dr. Alverdy is the Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery and executive vice-chair, department of surgery, University of Chicago, IL. His research has received continuous National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding since 1999, and he has mentored many postdoctoral fellows, surgical trainees, and colleagues. Dr. Alverdy has served in leadership positions at many national organizations. He presented the I.S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences at the ACS Clinical Congress 2017, and he received the American Surgical Association’s Flance-Karl Award in 2018 for his groundbreaking work in surgical infection pathogenesis and microbiome research. 



Using Feedback to Advance Your Research and Career with Christine N. Metz, Ph.D.
April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm ET

Dr. Christine Metz received her BS and MS degrees from Cornell University and MS and Ph.D. degrees in immunology/pathology from New York University. Currently, she is a Professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health and a Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in the Departments of OB/GYN and Molecular Medicine. In addition, she is the Director of the OB/GYN Research Program at Northwell Health. Dr. Metz has been funded by grants from NY State, the American Heart Association, as well as the NIH. She has published >150 peer-reviewed research papers and 15 review articles/book chapters, and is an inventor or co-inventor on 5 patents. Her research primarily focuses on identifying mechanisms that underlie dysfunctional inflammatory responses. Much of this work centers on conditions that affect women, including preeclampsia and preterm labor, as well as endometriosis.