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 you have no idea HOW to do a large-scale clinical trial? Fear not! Science Magazine has offered an ALL STAR line up of folks who are […]

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Note to Self

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Grants are awarded to institutions. My research is oddly enough not attached to me. Case in point:  The Superior Court of San Diego has issued an injunction to block transition of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) from UC San Diego to the University of Southern California.  ADCS is an NIH-funded, nationwide study aimed at […]

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What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything? Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele

Rebecca Helton, MA

“As scientists, we can be like kids playing in a sandbox,” says Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, Division Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  “We’re building things, trying to understand how things go together and doing experiments, but that can only sustain me for so long.  I really need to tie the science to the people.”  The children […]

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Understanding Asthma: Kecia Carroll

Rebecca Helton, MA

As the most common chronic diseases of childhood, asthma and other allergic diseases represent a “substantial burden on children in terms of quality of life, missed school days, and impact on the family in terms of financial costs as well as having to miss work,” according to Kecia Carroll, MD, MPH.  As a pediatrician who […]

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Big Numbers, Big Ideas: Pingsheng Wu

Rebecca Helton, MA

Pingsheng Wu, PhD, likes playing with numbers.  She combs through large amounts of data, such as hospital records and surveys, seeking the causes of disease.  Although she has worked with data related to several diseases, her current research centers on asthma.  No primary prevention strategy exists for asthma, so in determining the causes of this […]

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Marathon Running, Marathon Research: Dawn Newcomb

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 be in it for the long haul and pace yourself well,” she says.  She found the CTSD grant pacing workshops, which include a 16-week […]

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Not that Kind of Progress: Tales of Setting up a New Laboratory

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It takes time!

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Finding Signals in the Noise: Todd Edwards

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 with six years in the US Army as a Print Journalist, pre-med and biology classes in college, and a job in biotech developing kits to […]

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A Project Management Approach That Works

Rebecca Sappington, PhD

The goal: implement a project management strategy that allows you to easily organize and synthesize data, track progress and strategize. Enter my strategy: the Storyboard!

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Scientists! Get Those Amazon Prime Deals Now.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Amazon has 30 hours of awesome deals for Prime members. If you are a scientist, maybe some of these fun finds will inspire you and your team to further heights of glory.

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