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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Top Tips and Tutorials to Become an Outlook Aficionado

Angelica Soto

Your online interactions are an extension of who you are in person. Rock your inbox and wow your colleagues with these edgy email tips: Recalling an Email Did you click send before proofreading or attaching a document? This tutorial will walk you step-by-step to successfully recall an email. Sending an Email with a Delay   […]

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What Does Bitcoin Have to Do with Medicine & Science? Maybe a Lot.

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

I tried to understand bitcoin. I ended up learning about blockchain. And then, I had an idea....

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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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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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Spreadsheet Madness

Sam Gannon, EdD

From time to time, I receive calls from faculty members who are facing a financial problem on one of their projects. Most of these issues are routine in the management of research, including problems with spending and budgeting, but there have also been the panicked, middle of the night phone calls when millions of dollars […]

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

The Edge for Scholars

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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Weekend Playlist from the Edge Video Vault

Aimee Edgeworth

Take time during the weekend to recharge by watching this selection of videos from our Video Vault.

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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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