I'm Dying a Slow Academic Death and Travel is the Likely Killer

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I have been to 2 countries, 8 cities, 3 giant meetings, and given 17 talks in 4 months. And, no, I’m not looking for a job. I have two more cities in the next …

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I'm Not Saying I'm the Best Mentor Ever, But...

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m traveling with two female grad students in my lab and we have 8 pairs of shoes and 1 pair of boots between us and no checked bags. I’m all …

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How to Book a Hotel for a Conference

Melis Sahinoz, MD

A recipe for booking conference hotel rooms.

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IScientist: A Conference for Revolution

Teresa Swanson, PhD

The brilliant organizers of IScientist have created a space for revolution.

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

The Edge for Scholars

Not sure what book to get for the academic in your life this holiday season? With the huge amount of literature available, it’s often hard to decide what material …

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Exercising Your Professional Brand at Conference Interviews

Rebecca Helton, MA

At Vanderbilt, we’ve been doing a lot with professional branding lately.  What you wear, what you do, and how you speak, sit, and walk all say things about you …

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Asking Questions at Talks: Curiosity is Best When Shared

Susan Tsutakawa, PhD

In my experience, science is most insightful when there’s input from different people.

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Do You Have Mysterious Dragons in Your Research?

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If my experience reading some of the world’s best (and worst) literature has taught me anything, it is that all of the best stories have dragons in them. O.…

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Personal or Family Photographs in Professional Presentations

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I think that inclusion of personal or family photographs in professional presentations like grand rounds talks or research seminars points the needle away from goodness.  Such presentations provide an opportunity …

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Awesome stuff at Translational Science 2017

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Translational Science 2017 will happen in Washington, DC, on April 19-21. Why should you care? This meeting includes many sessions specifically geared to early career investigators, such as a mock study …

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