National Mentor Month: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Eric Austin, MD, MSCI

Mentoring and career development work together to propel your academic success.

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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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Why Write a K24?

Daniel Claassen, MD

Midcareer faculty often need protected time to mentor. NIH has a mechanism for that.

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Flight Tracker: Streamlined Career Development Tracking & Analysis

Rebecca Helton, MA

Free software streamlines data collection, reporting, and analysis for career development programs.

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Academic Reads: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

New York Times best selling author Mark Manson has some helpful advice for young academics. Brace yourself for a hilarious and swear ridden read about how to prioritize your life.

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Advice for My Graduating Students

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week one of my graduate students returned to the lab nest after seven long years away. I loved this student. I missed him when he left. He was kind …

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Not that Kind of Committee: Tales of Faculty Committee Design

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: You need more than scientific expertise to get you through!

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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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Empowering Women through Mentoring

Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

I still remember my first time in a lab. I was doing my last year of college and I got a fellowship to collaborate for a few hours a day …

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Antidotes to Keeping Secrets When the Going Gets Rough

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Can we change the instinct to reject help even when confronted with crises that could disrupt or redefine our career paths?

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