Biomedical Graduate Education

Career Strategy & Professional Development Staff

Our Career Strategy & Professional Development staff are here to support you in achieving your career goals. We guide students, postdocs and alumni through job applications and interviews, review resumes, and answer questions about the job search process.


Carla Owens-Filice

Carla Owens-Filice

Project Manager of Career Strategy & Professional Development
SE108 Medical and Dental Building

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Specialties: Career exploration, interview preparation

Carla Owens-Filice is the project manager at the office of Career Strategy & Professional Development for the Biomedical Graduate Education Programs at Georgetown University. Ms. Owens-Filice is a graduate of Regis University with a B.S. in Applied Psychology, and brings a unique perspective with her diverse business background and experience across multiple industries in the financial sector.

During her time at RTS Financial, she managed a book of business of more than 30 client financial accounts totaling over $30 million. Managing financial solutions for her clients gave her the opportunity to coach and develop multiple internal teams at RTS Financial and RTS International. Her passion for scaling departmental objectives gives her a distinctive ability to expand and institute new processes and programming that yield successful outcomes.

At Georgetown, Ms. Owens-Filice oversees the Career Strategy & Professional Development portfolio in career center operations, programming, event coordination and employer relations for biomedical master’s, Ph.D. and certificate students. Ms. Owens-Filice is a strong believer in fostering connections to equip others with the resources needed to advance their career. You will continually find her attending networking events, workshops, seminars and sessions to help facilitate those connections to the student population.


Elizabeth Salm

Elizabeth Salm

Associate Director for Postdoctoral Development & Training Grant Support
SE108 Medical and Dental Building

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Specialties: Ph.D. interviews and applications, postdoctoral development

Elizabeth Salm, Ph.D., is the associate director for postdoctoral development and training grant support for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University. Dr. Salm directs programming around career and personal development for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. She also maintains the Training Grant Support portfolio for current and future federal training grants at BGE.

Dr. Salm graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a B.S. in Neuroscience. She took interest in support for research trainees during her Ph.D. training in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP) at Yale University. While serving as chair of the Yale Graduate Student Assembly, she observed the daily lives and outcomes of other graduate students across the university and saw many opportunities for improvement. Dr. Salm decided to address these interests in INP by developing a mentoring program to ease the transition of incoming students to graduate school and support them in their career exploration.

Dr. Salm looks forward to helping Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows at Georgetown to determine and achieve their personal and professional goals.