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The Edge for Scholars

Together we'll dig into discussion of books selected for actionable intel.

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Your Message in the Media

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

You’ve been contacted to talk about your recent publication or discuss research by another team. Here's how to prepare.

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Discover What’s Getting Funded with NIH Matchmaker

Rebecca Helton, MA

NIH Matchmaker allows you to easily find out who and what your institute is funding.

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Don't Dangle Your Modifiers Off a Cliff

Rebecca Helton, MA

A "dangling modifier" has nothing in the sentence to modify, or appears to modify something the author doesn't intend it to.

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Strong Performance

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Coach or scientist, the basics are basic.

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Designing Your Career

The Edge for Scholars

Just as you start an experiment with a hypothesis, have clear goals for your career at the beginning.

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Using Timelines to Diagnose Problems in Career Planning

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Translating intended goals into a single simple image as a timeline is a powerful tool for staying on track.

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You MUST Read Dreyer's English

Julia Phillippi, PhD

If Strunk and White is a subtle and respectable Merlot, Dreyer’s English is a Cosmopolitan: light, witty, and slightly pink. Reading this style guide is like going to party with your snarky friend to critique everyone from the bar. Dreyer makes you feel like part of the in-crowd, while schooling you on proper writing style. […]

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Salvaging an Insufficient Offer

Motivated Mentor

When a salary and start-up offer is unacceptable you need a strategy to redeem the situation. Planning your script optimizes the chances of negotiations ending well.

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Not that Kind of Choice: Tales of Conference Selection

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are many great conferences out there

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