Putting It All Together: Kevin C. Ess

Rebecca Helton, MA

On a recent Monday, Kevin Ess found himself in the operating room helping guide a brain resection procedure for one of his patients with epilepsy.  Earlier that day, he collected …

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The Dirty Truth: Passion Isn't the Only Ingredient for Success

The Edge for Scholars

Although passion is often thought to be a necessary ingredient for success, we all know it’s not the only one.  If you’re passionate about handwritten letters, but everyone …

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Link of the Week: NIH Paylines & Resources

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With grant submission season around the corner, here’s a page you’ll want to keep in your bookmarks.  It’s a frequently updated and invaluable resource on NIH IC …

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It's All About Teamwork: William Wester

Rebecca Helton, MA

If you talk to Bill Wester about his work, the first thing you hear will be how much he values the teams on his two major grants.  Due to the …

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The Five Stages of Grief: Saying Goodbye to the Old Biosketch

Rebecca Helton, MA

Confused about the NIH’s new biosketch format?  Wondering how to present your work in the best light? Download slides from a presentation by Dr. Katherine Hartmann, Associate Dean for …

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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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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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Rock and a Hard Place

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Yesterday Vanderbilt played host to NIH Director Francis Collins who spoke about “Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research”.  Collins told a full house and an overflow room that big initiatives like …

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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 …

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Friday Fighty Squirrel's Academic Science News: It Ain't Your Money, Kid

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Let’s give it up for the House of Representatives passing the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week putting some much needed funding into NIH. The bill lost some …

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