UPLIFT Award Winning Fellows

Jenny Link
Department of Medicine
2016 UPLIFT Cohort

Helen Vuong
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
2016 UPLIFT Cohort

Jenny Link and Helen Vuong both received an award for their pedagogy posters at the 2018 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) conference.

Jenny’s poster titled “Recurrent and varied in-class activities help students retain information in a lower division evolution, biodiversity, and ecology course”, conducted as a certification component UCLA’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) program.

Helen’s poster described her teaching-as-research project, “Adapting Experiential Learning Activities to Enhance Neuroscience Education”, conducted similarly to Jenny’s poster as a certification component of UCLA’s CIRTL program.

UCLA, Cal State LA Work together to prepare young scientists for teaching

Published in the UCLA Newsroom
Elise Lamar | October 27, 2016

When it comes to bioscience, the state universities that flank downtown L.A. — UCLA in the west and Cal State LA, to the east — are teaming up.

A new training program between the two schools will provide recently graduated UCLA doctoral students doing postdoctoral research with experience in integrating lab work with innovative teaching in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM, by having them teach at Cal State LA. [MORE]