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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It’s Not a One Size Fits All Approach: Best Practices for Engaging Minorities with SCD in Health Research

Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is an opportunity to call attention to the need for engaging patients in health research.

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Top 10 Social Media Recruitment Rules

Aimee Edgeworth

So you want to recruit study volunteers through social media? Here are 10 tips that you need to know BEFORE you recruit!

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Google Has a Powerful New Data Playground for PhDs and MDs to Target Patients, Individuals at Risk and Consumer Trends.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Google Trends provides a powerful new platform to look at regional data using their search term database. Use it to figure out if your patients are getting the information they …

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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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Tips for Conquering the Literature

Alex Sundermann, PhD

With a strategy and some dedication, you can harness the firehose of new information to fuel your productivity.

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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 …

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Sharing Data May Make It Less Accurate for All of Us

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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