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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Lupus Research on World Lupus Day: April Barnado

Rebecca Helton

In honor of World Lupus Day, we talked to April Barnado, a K12 scholar who is developing methods to use the electronic health record to study outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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TB Research on World TB Day: Yuri van der Heijden

Rebecca Helton

In honor of World Tuberculosis Day, Dr. Yuri van der Heijden talks about his TB research and offers advice to those working toward career development awards.

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Translational Newbies: Awesome FREE Advice

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Do you have great patient recruitment skills and not-so-cutting-edge tools to look at outcomes? Do you worry that your basic science model won't hold up in a clinical trial? Do …

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Back to Her Roots: Natasha Halasa

Rebecca Helton

By studying respiratory illness and acute gastroenteritis in young children, Dr. Halasa is improving the lives of children in both the United States and Jordan.

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The Recruitment Tool You Didn’t Know You Have

The Edge for Scholars

If you are based at one of 135 US institutions and you recruit human subjects, you need to check out ResearchMatch.org to find potential research participants from a growing pool that now includes 108,181 individuals willing to be in research.

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Sharing Data May Make It Less Accurate for All of Us

Rebecca Helton

Lots of you work with big data that gets ever bigger.  Here's something to chew on as you add more databases and studies to the pile. [Scientists are] finding that …

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Finding Signals in the Noise: Todd Edwards

Rebecca Helton

Discovering meaning in a massive amount of random-seeming data is nothing new to Todd Edwards, PhD, a genetic epidemiologist.  His career has made meaning out of many disparate parts, beginning …

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Marathon Running, Marathon Research: Dawn Newcomb

Rebecca Helton

For Dawn Newcomb, PhD, writing a grant is like running a marathon.  As a veteran of six marathons since she moved to Nashville in 2007, she should know.  “You have to …

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Working Backwards: Digna Velez Edwards

Rebecca Helton

Digna Velez Edwards, PhD, can’t remember never doing science. Whether through research initiatives or attending science programs as a child, she always sought to feed her love of nature …

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