Why We’ve Got it Good

Director of Toughness, Academic Survivor

From the Director of Toughness: Challenging, competitive career progression is the norm in highly-educated professions. We've got it good.

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What You Really Need from Mentors

Rebecca Helton

Wisdom from senior mentors on what mentors and mentees need to do for a successful relationship.

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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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Revising Your R01? There's Free Online Coaching for That, and You Should Get It.

The Edge for Scholars

The National Research Mentoring Network is accepting applications for their R01 Resubmissions Cohort 1, which targets researchers planning resubmissions in July 2017.  Cohort members will be matched with an experienced grant writer …

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Mensches, Mentors and Badasses: My Science Valentines

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

  Thank you, Hallmark, for your made up soul-crushing holiday that brings tears to middle school kids and single squirrels everywhere. On behalf of scientists,  I hereby reclaim your crappy …

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So, You Want a Ph.D.?

Inga Chira, PhD, CFP®

Getting a PhD is a long and hard process. Here are some thoughts I have shared with people who are planning to get into it.

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Mentorship, Pharmacogenetics, and the Power of Play: Richard Ho

Rebecca Helton

Although he didn’t originally envision a career in pediatric oncology, Richard Ho fell in love with it during a rotation in his fourth year of medical school.  The relationships …

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Captain Your Own Ship

Motivated Mentor

Mentors don't choose for you. Mentors are not your personal decider-on-call. Mentors are not the captain of you ship. You are.

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Build Mentor/Mentee Connections with MyNRMN

Ryan Outman

Are you a trainee looking for a mentor? Are you a scientist looking to foster careers in research? A new tool supported by NIH can help you build mentoring relationships …

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Spending time with smart people ...

Paul Harris, PhD

I was recently asked by a colleague to name a favorite 'life hack' for research or academic life.   My first thoughts centered around productivity tips and tricks.  However, the more …

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