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 …

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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 …

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Working Backwards: Digna Velez Edwards

Rebecca Helton, MA

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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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 …

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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 …

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Year 15 as a PI. Spoiler, It's a Still a Challenge

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A hop, skip and a jump away Pipette Protagonist is dishing on what it’s like to be a Year 1 PI. Turns out it’s tough, but Pipette makes pointed …

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Sharpen Your Research Skills, Boost Your Career with a Mini-sabbatical

Andria Cimino, MPH

Is an immersive research training experience right for you? Find out how a CCTS mini-sabbatical catalyzed Dr. Courtney Peterson's career.

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Back to Her Roots: Natasha Halasa

Rebecca Helton, MA

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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Not that Kind of Grant: Tales of Early Career Investigator Grants

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are many sources and types of grants.

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10 Takeaways for Managing Undergraduate Research Assistants

Helen Bird

With guidance, undergrads can be reliable, competent and self-motivated young scientists who are an integral part of your research team.

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