Why Aren't More LGBT+ Scientists Out: Student's Question Sparks Debate

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Neuroscience graduate student David Ottenheimer sparked a hot debate revealing teaching professors have a lot of barriers to overcome.

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Don't Row, Steer. A Professor's Four Steps to Deep Work

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Computer sciences professor Cal Newport lays out strategies for academics to find their groove and stay in it.

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NIH Loan Repayment Deadline Extended

The Edge for Scholars

NIH wants to pay your medical or grad school debt so much that they’ve given you an extra two weeks to apply for their program.  That’s right, this …

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Why Aren't You Delegating?

Rebecca Helton, MA

You have way too much to do, you’re buried in work, and it seems there’s no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, …

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Rock and a Hard Place

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Yesterday Vanderbilt played host to NIH Director Francis Collins who spoke about “Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research”.  Collins told a full house and an overflow room that big initiatives like …

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Stop the Slapfest: Why Scientists Need to Step Up in Support of a Cancer Moonshot

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In the State of the Union address, President Obama challenged scientists with a John F Kennedy-inspired “moonshot” of curing cancer backed by a one billion dollar funding pledge. Obama’s …

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Not that Kind of Candidate: Tales from the Interview Gauntlet

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: The entire visit is an interview.

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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 …

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Academic Social Media Tangles: The Evolving Tale of Jennifer Berdahl

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

An interesting thing is happening to our northern neighbors. Several prominent academics have been asked by their universities to “ix-nay on the talky-say about work-hey”. Academics are built to gather …

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Take a Quick Peek at Your University's Financial Outlook Here

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Contrary to popular opinion, universities are not run by Chancellor’s sitting on a giant stack of gold coins Scrooge McDuck style. Your university takes out loans to build infrastructure, …

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