Using Timelines to Diagnose Problems in Career Planning

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Translating intended goals into a single simple image as a timeline is a powerful tool for staying on track.

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Live Beneath Your Means

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

“I don’t want to miss the details of the resurrection. You always said becoming a division head would happen over your dead body, what gives?” After some warm-up, the facts spilled out: My friend wasn’t looking forward to being director of a large division. Her husband’s cancer, children approaching college, diminishing retirement contributions in a […]

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The Thrills and Perils of Living on the Edge – Anxiety Edition

David Sacks, PhD

Doing everything right but still feeling anxious? You might suffer from “Hyper-Responsibility Disorder.”

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Where Have All the Scientists Gone?

Maureen Gannon, PhD

The PI career seems to have become the "alternative career"

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You Need Mentors - Noun, Plural

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Diversified mentoring is key. What to look for in a mentor panel and how to form one.

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Why Am I Talking?

Motivated Mentor

Flashbacks to faculty gaffs from unfiltered comments. Use the "Why Am I Talking" (WAIT) Plan to be heard in the right ways at the right times.

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When Polite Isn't Going to Cut It: Calling Out Everyday Sexism at Conferences

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What do you do when you are at an academic meeting and see the only woman on a panel not being given a chance to speak? If you're Marilee Talkington, you speak up and become an internet superhero.

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You Did the Heavy Lifting: Keep a PAR List to Capture Accomplishments

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Your skills, accomplishments, and professional style—how you go about getting results—are hard to discern when reduced to a list of degrees, honors, and publications. If you did the heavy lifting be sure to get the credit. Contributions that aren’t typically captured in your CV need to stay in active memory and be available to share […]

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Taking Flight

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

If you want to be off your K or similar career development award before the end of five years, the calendar will tell you that you can't start later than the third year to submit a substantial grant.

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How a Flyer Changed Our Lives

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

One family's experience taking action to get help and reduce stress on the home front.

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