Advice for My Graduating Students

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week one of my graduate students returned to the lab nest after seven long years away. I loved this student. I missed him when he left. He was kind …

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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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Glam Journals Whiff Again with More Bad Mentoring and Career Advice

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

[View the story "Glam Journals Whiff Again: Nature Shares Advice from Neglectful Mentor" on Storify]

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The Hierarchy of Learning

Reed Omary, MD

Is there an aspirational hierarchy of learning, one that might lead to a 10-fold gain in learning over traditional efforts?

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The Olympics of Pain: Tag Me Out

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow. Skiing. Here's a list partial list of of things I won't be doing: Writing letters of recommendation. Reading a fellow's application after we met about …

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NIH Diversity/Minority Supplements for Your R01

Rebecca Helton

These are the easiest, and perhaps most rewarding, grants you'll ever get. Learn how.

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Batman and Robin: Woes and Wins in Picking Collaborators

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Three real stories ranging from amazing boon to painful bust for an assistant professor. Thoughts on what it takes to make a great collaboration.

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Please, Just Say "No"

A Priori, PhD

I mean just “no” without the culture-of-busyness story of your hectic, heroic life.

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Thirteen Rules of Success: Advice for Early Career Investigators

Ryan Outman

A few years ago I asked one of our primary mentors, Dr. Julie Locher, to share with our early career investigators advice that she shares with her mentees as well as advice she had been given throughout her career.

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Creed: Taking a Beating

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Nothing like a fight movie to surface comparisons to battles in academic life. When you get in the ring to compete for a grant you will take a beating. Some …

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