The Hustle You Need to Be Showing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hustle. It’s a great thing for your coach to say you do and a terrible thing if you’re overwhelmed. This image from Twitter captures so much of what we love about this word and what it means about work-life balance, we wanted to share it here. Follow the always awesome @megdraws on Twitter.

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Three Irish Scientists You Should Know

The Edge for Scholars

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are three Irish scientists who've made contributions to medical history.

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Match Day Memories

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Matching to residency is an exciting moment, and today it happens for med students across the US. MDs, tell us your Match Day stories.

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TEDx Nashville Ticket Winners

Rebecca Helton, MA

Congratulations to the winners of our TEDx Nashville ticket giveaway! Check out their and others' favorite TED talks here.

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Leave Your Island. Career Inspiration from Richard Blanco

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NPR did a fabulous interview a while ago with Richard Blanco, who was born to first generation Cuban émigrés. Blanco visited Cuba for the opening of the US embassy to read new work commemorating the restoration of US diplomatic relations with Cuba. Blanco spoke about how he would be honoring the audaciousness of his mother […]

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Taking Science Personally

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A few months ago one of my favorite Twitter/blogger types, Pascale Lane, shared the story of her adorable husband who was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Pascale is a pediatric nephrologist in Oklahoma who has been a tireless advocate for trainees, outreach, equality and better cocktails. Both she and her husband […]

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Get Your Genetics Questions Answered

Rebecca Helton, MA

Dr. Nancy Cox, Director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, is participating in Reddit’s Human Genetics AMA week with an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session.  Check it out today.  She’s answering questions now!

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Why Your Favorite Journals Need to Put a Dog in the Ethics Fight*

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

There is nothing an journal editor loves more than seeing a late night email from my best friend, Paul Brookes, in their mailbox. Paul is a genius. Well, technically he’s a super genius, mitochondrial physiology dood. In his non-existent spare time, he bravely faces down really horrible examples of fraud in his field. Not too […]

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"Hi, I'm Alex." Pouya's Story and His Mother's Fears

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The higher education system in the United States is in many ways the envy of the world. For this reason, countless individuals from all corners of the globe leave the comfort of their homes to further their education at US institutions. When speaking to immigrant families, educational opportunities are often cited as a major factor […]

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A Monday Morning Giggle from The Onion

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In grad school, a new investigator was pressuring me to come to his lab to study the molecular basis of learning in sea slugs. Sea slugs are dreadful little creatures and I pointed out to the PI that ‘all the smart sea slugs are back in the ocean where they belong’. This morning’s laugh comes from […]

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