Lupus Research on World Lupus Day: April Barnado

Rebecca Helton

In honor of World Lupus Day, we talked to April Barnado, a K12 scholar who is developing methods to use the electronic health record to study outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Be Edgetastic

The Edge for Scholars

Love it? Hate it? Want it and can’t find it? Join our opinion panel. You’ll get to speak up in brief pop-up surveys and earn (measly) cash rewards.

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NIH to PIs: In Current Funding Climate, Three R01s Is Enough

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week, NIH announced a new initiative to keep struggling early and midcareer labs viable by capping the number of R01's any one PI could hold.

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Neuroscience Pretenure Boot Camp in Seattle? Yes, Please!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The Brain Sciences Foundation offers an outstanding chance for underrepresented folks to get training on the business of starting your career in a free bootcamp this summer. Apply now!

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Not that Kind of Grant Application: Tales of Career Development Awards

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It’s more about career development than science!

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How to Work with a Writer or Editor

Rebecca Helton

You don't have to do it all yourself! Many successful researchers engage scientific/medical writers and editors for help with grants, manuscripts, press releases, and more.

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No Advances in the Last Decade in Closing the STEM Gender Gap

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As the total numbers of science doctorates awarded nearly double, the percent of women obtaining these degrees is unchanged after a decade of 'reform' and awareness.

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NIH Wants to Pay Your Student Loans. Here's How to Make It Easier for Them to Do It.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NIH's Loan Repayment Programs have some of the highest funding rates. Here's how you can make it easier to get your loans paid.

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Seeing the Dark Side of #Worksmarter

Motivated Mentor

We cannot trap our staff and faculty in over commitment on a burnout treadmill and imply blame that they are not smart enough to do their work properly. Work smarter is starting to leave a bitter taste.

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Advice for My Graduating Students

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week one of my graduate students returned to the lab nest after seven long years away. I loved this student. I missed him when he left. He was kind …

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