Watch Words: Go Slow

The Edge for Scholars

Go slow was the theme of a recent visit by Janice L. Gabrilove, MD. Take the more deliberate route, even when others seem to be whizzing by. Stay focused on …

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Know the Vital Players in Your Career: Tenure-Track Peers

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An assistant professor in the social sciences once described a group of tenure-track colleagues in his department as “the lamenting society.” Once a week they met for lunch to complain …

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What Do You Do When They Say "No"?

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How do you convince someone to change their mind? I couldn’t magically make an R01 appear (if only!).

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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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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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The Cool Professor

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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. …

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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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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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Alarming Statistics Reveal Mental Health Crisis in Our STEM and Medical School Trainees

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What percentage of medical students do you think are depressed or suicidal? 5%? 10%? Go higher. Much higher. This week JAMA published a meta analysis and literature review out of Harvard revealing …

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