A Fussy, Stubborn and Unreasonable Woman: The Contributions of Frances Kelsey to Safety and Science

The Edge for Scholars

Frances Oldham Kelsey.  This name may not ring a bell, but it should.  She died on August 7 at the age of 101.  But how does Dr. Kelsey affect you? Dr. Kelsey …

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It’s Not a One Size Fits All Approach: Best Practices for Engaging Minorities with SCD in Health Research

Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is an opportunity to call attention to the need for engaging patients in health research.

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Digital Branding that Beats Social Media Algorithms

Eric Sentell, PhD

Digital branding can be difficult because social media posts must beat the algorithms. Beat them with “threads” and a “one-to-one” approach.

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

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

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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Rock Talk: New Reforms to Federal Grant Policies

Rebecca Helton, MA

In February last year I blogged about the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s request for comments on proposed federal grant policy reforms. These policies, contained in multiple documents …

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The Newbie's Excellent Infographic Adventure

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Newbies adventure in using an infographic to add clarity and impact to the release of a scientific publication.

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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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Detouring Around the IRB: New Regulations from HHS

The Edge for Scholars

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed revisions this week to modernize regulations protecting the safety of research participants.  One of the most important results of the proposed changes …

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What Google and Academia Still Don't Understand About Safety

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Academics Take Note: Google had to realize the clear parallel of their data to Maslov's Hierarchy of Need. In throwing themselves a self congratulatory parade, they failed to compare their …

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Digital Branding and SEO 101

Eric Sentell, PhD

Digital branding for scientists often involves blogging, and blogging involves SEO or search-engine optimization. Here are some basic tips.

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