Conversion of a Social Media Skeptic

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Information is being propagated in important ways in online forums and social media. Sharing experiences and advice can enrich us all.

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When the Help You Get Isn't Helpful

Rebecca Helton, MA

Have you ever received unsolicited, off-target advice? Some people just instinctually offer solutions when they see someone in need. But what if their understanding of what’s wrong is, quite …

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What To Know While You Do Your PhD

PhD Diaries

Dear all incoming graduate students, Here’s what I wish someone told me when I started. Sincerely, 4th year PhD student

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Mentoring Roundup: What to Consider When Selecting a Research Mentor

The Edge for Scholars

Round-up of posts on what to consider when selecting a research mentor.

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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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Susan Lindquist Drops the Mic and Leaves the Room

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

My last meal with Susan Lindquist was almost a exactly year ago. She had just received one of my university’s highest prizes – The Vanderbilt Prize given annually to an …

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How to Choose a Lab and Mentor According to #AcademicTwitter

Aimee Edgeworth

Academic Twitter comes through with a stockpile of answers on how to choose a lab and a mentor.

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Gaining Experience Mentoring for Diversity

JulesB

Having a diverse research group is so important to me. Here are some of the ways I have tried to enhance diversity in my group.

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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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Midcareer Mentoring

Rebecca Helton, MA

Much has been written about how much time an assistant professor should spend on “service” work and what types of service might be important for career advancement, as opposed to …

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