How to Keep Your Trainee Tables So Your Grants Manager Will Love You

Rebecca Helton, MA

The minute you have a trainee, even an undergrad, start tracking these things. Training grant directors and staff will love it if you do it this way.

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Designing Your Career

The Edge for Scholars

Just as you start an experiment with a hypothesis, have clear goals for your career at the beginning.

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The Cool Professor

The Edge for Scholars

When I started my lab I had a very distinct idea of the type of PI I wanted to be. I had experienced some different styles and observed many others. I knew what my needs were as a graduate student and a postdoc and recognized gaps in what my mentors had provided for me. Above […]

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Empowering Women through Mentoring

Cristina Espinosa, 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 in a research lab. It was an old and rusty lab, and my PI was in the first steps of her career, trying to get […]

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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 holiday as a celebration of folks who are mensches, mentors and all around badasses. This, dear friends, is our official day to share some love with […]

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Shields Up: Being A Science Leader in Tough Times

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It's a new week in unbelievably challenging times. Labs need to work and papers need to be published. Finding importance in pipetting and grant writing is a struggle.

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Not that Kind of Attendee: Tales of Conference Attendance by Trainees

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Maximize your trainee’s time by picking wisely

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A Big Step Forward in Standardizing Rules for Authorship

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Get ready for some changes to manuscript submissions. NAS takes the lead in promoting transparency in authorship roles.

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

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 he developed with the patients’ families were too rewarding to give up.  “It’s obviously an intense emotional situation when you have a child that’s diagnosed with […]

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Sharpen Your Research Skills, Boost Your Career with a Mini-sabbatical

Andria Cimino, MPH

Is an immersive research training experience right for you? Find out how a CCTS mini-sabbatical catalyzed Dr. Courtney Peterson's career.

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