Recommended Summer Reads: 2021

The Edge for Scholars

A community-sourced list of current favorites, some professional and some fun.

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Summer Reading for Work and Play

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Reading recs for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer that are just around the corner.

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Feminist Mentors Can be Misogynist Colleagues

N_ Cyclical, PhD

As my career progresses, even as I gain power, it is becoming harder, not easier, to be a woman in science.

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Staying Mentally Well in Academia is a Balancing Act

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

In this post I reflect on what helps me to stay mentally well while forging a career in academia. Part of a series on mental health.

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Choosing What to Do or Not to Do on the Job

Sara Myers, PhD

What would happen if we stopped doing the things we are told we ought to do but don’t want to do?

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Build a Great Team: Help Your Staff Help You

Rebecca Helton, MA

Your staff is here to help you succeed. Use their talents well.

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What the F? Creating a Commons ID

Melissa Krasnove

Help! I’m submitting an NIH fellowship application and need a Commons ID. How do I get one?

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What the F?: Funding for Childcare Costs Now Allowable

Melissa Krasnove

NIH recently announced NRSA fellows can request funding to defray the cost of childcare. This blog shares how to request the funds.

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2021 Gifts for New Doctors

Helen Bird

From tasty effervescence to notebooks for Nobel-winning throughts, here are the top 15 gifts for celebrating phase transitions.

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A Guide to Managing Research Teams

Timothy Hohman, PhD

Our ability to effectively manage a team, which often is not taught in academic medicine, is critical to the success of our careers.

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