How Journals Can Increase Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Science

eLife Early-Career Advisory Group

Radical changes that journals can adopt to address racism in the scientific community and to make science more diverse and inclusive.

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Why I Wrote "The Power of Saying No"

Antentor Hinton, PhD

Saying no is a healthy practice that can save you from stress, burnout, awfulizing, and ultimately failing to advance your career.

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NSF Just Made It A Lot Harder for Universities to Harbor Harassers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NSF has made a major change in how universities must report on Title IX violations. The question is, will NIH follow suit.

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An Unexpected Career in Sex and Gender Biology

Dawn Newcomb, PhD

I transitioned to studying how sex hormones drive inflammation. That’s unusual, but it shouldn’t be.

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Women and URMs, Peer Review Needs You. Here's Why and How to Get On That.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

UPDATED! Awesome update on our call for URM and women reviewers: After lots of awesome feedback and 63 folks signing up, its clear that trainees and PIs turned out in droves. …

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News: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies

The Edge for Scholars

In 1993, the NIH Revitalization Act required the inclusion of women in NIH-funded clinical research. Today, just over half of NIH-funded clinical-research participants are women. We know much more about the …

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News: NIH Awards $31 Million to Enhance Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce

The Edge for Scholars

The National Institutes of Health announced the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, …

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The Trouble With Girls in Lab

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It’s been a tough few weeks for women in science. In a June column of Science entitled “Help! My Advisor Won’t Stop Looking Down My Shirt” contributor Dr …

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The Rube Goldberg Experiment of Hiring Underrepresented Minorities and Harassment of Women in STEM Must End

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Rube Goldberg was a  Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist known for introducing the most complex systems of parts to solve simple problems. Like Zacks Red Bull, Easter egg, Connect Four, locomotive fueled …

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If I'm a Minority Recruit, Is It Tacky to Point Out There are No Other Minority Faculty?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Around the Twitter world today, a kindly trainee had been offered an awesome job (woot!). BUT, and there’s always a but,  there were no other minority hires in their …

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