Scholarly Activities for a Remote Research Lab

Two Peds in a Blog, MD, PhD

What meaningful activities can we perform given the inability to physically meet or be in our lab? Here are some ideas.

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Seeing the Dark Side of #Worksmarter

Motivated Mentor

We cannot trap our staff and faculty in over commitment on a burnout treadmill and imply blame that they are not smart enough to do their work properly. Work smarter …

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Radical Candor: Can It Work for Academics?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

With many parallels to the struggles of busy life in academia, Scott's Radical Candor is an excellent read. You can easily finish this book in an evening but it's one …

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How to Interview the Hell Out of Academic Job Candidates

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

One of my favorite parts of being a faculty member is interviewing students, fellows and future faculty members. For reasons that elude my tiny Fighty Squirrel brain, folks think if …

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Bad Meetings and How to Make Them Better

Aimee Edgeworth

Bad meetings can happen to good people. As someone who has hosted meetings about planning meetings, here are a few things to consider.

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Why I LOVE Quartzy and You Should Too…

Amy Palubinsky

You know all of those crazy excel files of chemicals and reagents and that ever-growing binder of MSDS sheets? Well that information can all be accessible to lab members with …

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I'm Not Your Mom and Other News About Females in STEM

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

You really need to stop using 'like my mom' as a compliment to your female mentors.

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Meetings Are a Skill You Can Master, and Steve Jobs Taught Me How

Rebecca Helton, MA

More brains don’t necessarily lead to better ideas. When it came to leading meetings, Jobs had no qualms about tossing the least necessary person out of the room. From …

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Managing a Budget as a New Investigator

Rebecca Helton, MA

Got your R and the realities of budget management sinking in? Want to prepare yourself financially to get to that R? Three newly independent investigators at Vanderbilt shared their wisdom …

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