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About the Curriculum Authors

David J. Kupfer, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. David Kupfer has spent almost two decades developing effective training methods in career navigation skills for behavioral health investigators. He’s co-director of the Research Career Development Institutes (CDIs) for Psychiatry and for Bipolar Disorder, both of which support scientists committed to a career in research. With funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Kupfer developed the CDIs to expand the successful in-person four to five-day conference approach to career navigation training into a longitudinal online training experience with ongoing access to mentoring, peer support, and career development resources. The hundreds of CDI program graduates have been successful in acquiring government and foundation funding for their research, publishing peer-reviewed papers, landing sought-after research positions and faculty appointments at top institutions, and receiving their own mentoring awards.

Andrea Schneider, JD

Professor and Director of the Dispute Resolution Program, Marquette University Law School

Negotiation expert Andrea Schneider has taught thousands of professionals how to advance their careers with negotiation skills training. She has published numerous articles and books on negotiation and dispute resolution, and she regularly conducts trainings for law firms, corporations, court systems, and other organizations throughout the country. As a faculty member of the Research Career Development Institute for Psychiatry, she teaches effective negotiation strategies for research scientists in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, and human behavior. Watch her TEDx Talk on women and negotiation.

Melissa DeRosier, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, 3C Institute

Dr. Melissa DeRosier has extensive experience training and mentoring research scientists. In addition to managing the research team at 3C Institute, she holds faculty appointments as research assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), consulting associate faculty in Medical Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, and adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She serves on the faculty for researcher training programs, including the Center for Developmental Science at UNC-CH, the Leadership Training Institute for underrepresented research scientists, and the Research Career Development Institutes for Psychiatry and for Bipolar Disorder. Dr. DeRosier also leads several National Institutes of Health-funded projects examining how to use technology to effectively enhance the training of behavioral scientists, including 4researchers.org.

About the Software Developers

3C Institute

3C Institute is an award-winning research and development company that creates effective products and services to improve social, emotional, and behavioral health. We accelerate the transition of research into practice so more people benefit from programs that work. In addition to developing evidenced-based programs and technology solutions for researchers, we collaborate with likeminded partners to help further their research and intervention efforts.

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