Nifty Things from Open Mike

The Edge for Scholars

NIH’s Rock Talk is now Open Mike, a blog by Dr. Michael Lauer, the Deputy Director for Extramural Research.  He and his team have been posting some cool stuff over the last couple of months: Lab Size: Is Bigger Better? A video from the director of NIGMS comes to the conclusion that a diverse variety […]

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Rock Talk: PubMed Gets Interactive

Rebecca Helton, MA

Today NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) is bringing a new way of sharing and exchanging research information, fully integrated with the PubMed website, to a wider audience. For the last few months, NLM has been running a pilot of a commenting system for PubMed’s massive database of biomedical literature. The system, PubMed Commons, allows […]

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Voices from the March for Science - Nashville

Pamela Hull, PhD

People from all walks of life were inspired to march for many reasons. Voices in Nashville conveyed five key themes about why science matters and pledged commitment to continue science communication and advocacy.

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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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Rock Talk: New Funding Opportunities with a Focus on Workforce Diversity

Rebecca Helton, MA

The biomedical research enterprise relies on engaging talented researchers from all groups, including individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. As I described earlier here on the blog, NIH has planned the launch of several programs to increase workforce diversity. I’m excited to let you know that on December 19 we issued the funding […]

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From Bench Scientist to Policy Analyst

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Being a principal investigator with tons of grant funding is awesome.  But what if it’s not quite for you?  Chronicle Vitae recently ran an interview with Dr. Chris Pickett, a science policy analyst at the American Society for Biomechmistry and Molecular Biology who analyzes how public policy affects scientists, from funding to training to regularory […]

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More Money in Your (University's) Pocket

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NIH announced that all Institutes will increase their contribution to an awardee’s salary to a base level of $100,000 for K08 and K23 awardees beginning with new applications due on February 12, 2016.  Many Institutes currently provide salary support up to this base level; this new rule applies to those who have not yet made […]

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Scientists Help Fund Over $22,000 for Kids STEM with March Madness

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientists Help Raise $22,892 for Kids STEM with March Madness Brackets.

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Cancel Your Talks: A Way for Academics to Make a Statement Against Hatred

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Wondering what you can do to stop violent extremists? Stop going to campuses where they give them a platform to threaten college communities.

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Darwins' Balls Update!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Thank you all for the amazing roll out for the 5th Annual Darwins’ Balls Bracket Challenge for STEM Education. We had a CRAZY amount of success this year. Just for a little perspective, in the prior four years of doing this fun Twitter friends challenge we raised $11,000 and funded 20 projects. All the projects […]

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