The goal of the Neilson Society is to support the careers of junior Ph.D. and physician scientists on the tenure track as they develop their independent research careers and national reputations.

Neilson Society Structure:

Chair of Medicine: Nancy J. Brown, M.D.
Vice Chair for Faculty Development: Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.

Membership eligibility: Assistant Professors of Medicine (Basic Scientist or Physician Scientist) on the tenure track who are transitioning off a career development award or have just received their first non-mentored grant award.

The Neilson Society is a resource for junior faculty to enable them to develop the skills they need to navigate the course toward tenure and promotion. The Society holds quarterly group meetings with the Vice Chair for Faculty Development throughout the year to discuss issues covering all aspects of basic scientist and physician scientist career development. In addition the Vice Chair is available for individual mentoring sessions and career counseling. Please see contact information.

Basic Scientists and Physician Scientist Assistant Professors funded by Career Development Awards are members of the Newman Society. Membership in the Neilson Society occurs following completion of their career development award.

"Dr. Maureen Gannon"

Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Professor of Medicine,
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and
Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University
2213 Garland Avenue, MRBIV 7425C
Nashville, TN 37232-0475
office: (615) 936-2676
lab: (615) 936-2683
fax: (615) 936-1667


Recent and Upcoming Events

DATE Speaker Event Title and Summary Time Location
Monday, May 13, 2019
Rebecca Helton and Lesa Black  Resources available through the Edge for Scholars and VICTR funding programs    
Thursday, January, 2019 Maureen Gannon, Ph.D. Preparing for Tenure and Promotion    
Thursday, November 29th, 2018 Maureen Gannon, Ph.D. Effective interviewing: The Behavioral Interview and the STAR method 9:10-10:30 a.m. MRBIV 8455
Friday, July 27th, 2018 Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D. Workplace Workstyles Workshop 8:30-10:a.m. MCN D-3100 Rogers Conference  Room