Developing a Winning Elevator Pitch

RSVP: Please register HERE.


In this free workshop, Dr. Jesse Roth, who is well-known for his scientific communication skills, and Dr. Bettie Steinberg, who has extensive experience in graduate student career development, will share their experience and advice on how to craft a successful elevator pitch, or short persuasive speech, that can be used for the following purposes:

  • Fostering connections with colleagues;
  • Simplifying your research and conveying its value;
  • Sparking interest in what you should offer as an individual;
  • Providing a concise verbal overview of your background to prospective employers;
  • Developing your personal elevator pitch to increase your chances of getting a job!


Confirmed speakers:

Jesse Roth, MD, FACP

Dr. Roth is Professor & Head, Laboratory for Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Research, The Center for Biomedical Science, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Professor of Molecular Medicine, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Dr. Roth is noted for his various contributions to the fields of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolic disorders. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles in the field and hosts many career development sessions for students, postdocs, and faculty. Some of his well-known sessions involve “How to Prepare for your One Hour Scientific Presentation” and “Dealing with Burnout.” He is well known for his scientific communication skills and for mentoring others regarding speaking in public settings about science to various audiences.


Bettie Steinberg, PhD

Dr. Steinberg is Professor & Head, Laboratory of Papillomavirus Research, The Karches Center for Oncology Research, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Professor of Medicine, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine; Professor & Chair of Molecular Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Dr. Steinberg is the provost of the Feinstein Institute. She has made contributions to the field of cancer immunology and she is known for her research on human papillomaviruses and their role in recurrent respiratory papillomatosus. She has authored many peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She speaks regularly to the Young Investigators about career development.



When: 1:00-2:30 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017 (Lunch at 12:00 PM)

Where: Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR), 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY, 11030.

Room: The Goldman Conference Center.


The event is FREE to attend for NYC Science Communication members, but attendees need to pay for the transportation fee. The Feinstein is accessible by LIRR and taxis. The Feinstein Institute Shuttle Bus will be available to pick up and drop off participants for the event, free of charge! The bus will be making three pickups to accommodate participants taking LIRR, arriving at Great Neck station at the following times: 11:54 am or 12:23 pmPlease be punctual. The shuttle bus will be on the Manhattan bound side of the station, opposite the Dunkin Donuts. In addition, the bus will transport participants back to the Great Neck station in time for the 3:20 pm departure from Great Neck. The shuttle will be in front of the Feinstein and participants must be on the bus by 3:00 pm.


RSVP: Please register HERE  and please select an additional lunch ticket if you would like attend the networking session including lunch at 12 PM.

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Registration deadline: March 13, 2017 or until when seats are full. 

Seat limit: 50 attendees. Attendees must be NYC Science Communication members. Become a member for free.


Event Contact: Please contact Justine Calise: if you have any question about this event.   


Program Planning Chairs:

Justine Calise (Institutional Representative for NYC Science Communication)

Dan Li (President of Young Investigators Society, FIMR)

Other leaders of Young Investigators Society at FIMR: Carter Somerville, Bhranti Shah, and Nawshin Kutub.


Organizers: NYC Science Communication in collaboration with Young Investigators Society at The Feinstein Institute.