Another Cautionary Tale on "Tailgaiting": Brigham and Women's Interloper Evades Hospital Security

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hospital security has come under increasing stress from individuals who are able to evade security measures and access patients and menace staff.

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Scientists Planning Protest March on Washington

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Not even a week into the job, Trump has brought the ire of scientists with gag orders.

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Sunday Long Reads: Alternative Science Facts , Health Disparity Fixes and Winners!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Has everything gone to hell in a handbasket? Find out what's worth a second look this third week in January.

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Nine New Year's Resolutions for Academics

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Think, write, teach, discover and read. These are the things we love and why we joined this great profession, but so many things are in your way and killing your joy. Our resident Fighty Squirrel offers a couple resolutions and protips to let you do the thing you love. Your job. Enjoy and Happy New […]

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Desk Guide for Scientists: Working with Media

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Have you fumbled in front of a camera or wished you could answer a question differently after a reporter’s already filed the story?  Haven’t yet, but think you might? This brief guide gives you a structure to help prepare your message, do’s and don’ts for interviews, strategies for handling contentious issues, and even how to […]

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Scientists and Clinicians: PR is Not a Four Letter Word

The Edge for Scholars

Many of us were trained to avoid reporters like the plague. We were told that our words would be misconstrued, our colleagues would judge us as being ‘showy’ and that we would be beseiged by the public if we engaged with the media. As academics hid from the limelight, the national stage for medical and scientific […]

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Community Engagement and the Befuddled Academic

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

When I wrote my first Op/Ed piece as a faculty member, I was scared of out my mind.  I read and re-read our faculty handbook, asked everyone I could find if ‘it was okay’ to speak about the need for unbiased science education in my state. A bill was being put forth to talk about climate change […]

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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 would be the most beneficial to up-and-coming scientists. Fortunately, I’ve done the hard work for you this week at The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting […]

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Did You Miss It? Big Research Investing and a Decade of DrugMonkey Blog

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week’s edition of Friday Fighty Squirrel (FFS) offers a quick glimpse of things you might have missed this week on the interwebs while you were working away on that Aim 2 of that pesky Experimental Plan.  Money is almost everyone’s favorite work toy. This week, big money is being invested by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative started by […]

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Scientific Societies Are Failing Academics: Five Ways to Do Better and Get More

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientific and medical societies have been in existence for hundreds of years. At their best, they foster communication, collaboration, education and outreach. At their worst, they are slow moving exclusionary clubs that oppress outsider and new ideas. Virtually every young scientist in the US is a member of at least a few societies, but we rarely give thought […]

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