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 …

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Scientists and Clinicians: PR is Not a Four Letter Word

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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 …

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Community Engagement and the Befuddled Academic

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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 …

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Medical Woo and the Hidden Toxins that Are (Not) Killing You

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Today, the Fighty Squirrel was flipping around Facebook while in the lunch line, when a post from a friend about ‘HIDDEN TOXINS LURKING YOUR FOOD’ came across my screen. We …

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Safer Labs for Thea and Sheri: You Need a Lab Safety Reality Check

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Eakins-Coward (left) and Sangji (right) A recent explosion at the University of Hawaii science lab resulted in a 29-year-old visiting postdoctoral fellow losing her arm. Thea Eakins-Coward was working with …

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Updated! March Madness Brackets for STEM Education

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UPDATED! We funded our first SIX projects of 2016! See new project below  Are you ready for the madness? Over here on The Edge for Scholars, we’ve picked up on …

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Microscopes, Butterflies, Owl Puke...And More

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Thank you!  We raised $3597 in three days funding seven STEM education projects for little kids and big kids all over the country. DonorsChoose.org is a fabulous organization. It gives …

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