Academia

maida.beth@gmail.com

Maida
Taylor

Mentoring: The art of engaging students early and often in their careers

Does mentoring do anything?  What inspires students?  How do we engage and encourage young colleagues?  I have been asking these questions while organizing an obstetrics and gynecology “career” dinner for medical students at the University of California San Francisco. 


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Kate
Sleeth

Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a talk given by Dr. Laura Hoopes.  She has recently published a book called “Breaking through the spiral ceiling” and gave both readings from it and a brief history of just how far female scientists have come in the last 50 years.  It was inte...


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Xiaoli
Du

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

The past week is the third annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Time flies so fast! It is already my third experience in celebrating postdoc appreciation day/week. I still remember the first time I heard about National Postdoc Appreciation Day in 2009. Together with friends in t...


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Wenny
Lin

Mentoring: Not one size fits all

A few weeks ago, I was invited to sit on a committee of postdoctoral fellows that evaluated nominees for the National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Mentor Award. We were advised to select award winners who not only performed their expected mentoring duties but went over and beyond the normal expe...


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Wenny
Lin

Traveling on the government’s dime

As a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the NCI, I have a generous $3000 “travel and training budget” for attending conferences to present research results, taking training and academic courses, as well as purchasing textbooks that are pertinent to my research. Many labs or research groups at the NIH p...


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Kate
Sleeth

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

The most important event for Postdoctoral fellows is fast approaching.  I am talking about National Postdoc Appreciation of course.  This is where postdocs and other researchers celebrate the contribution postdocs make to science, both here in the US and worldwide.  The National Postd...


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Fatos
Kopliku

My first blog entry for Bio Careers

Hello everyone. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Fatos I am from Albania, a small country about the size of Maryland. I graduated from the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department of Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Later I worked in the Natural History Museum in London. 


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Xiaoli
Du

Available resources for government jobs

The NIH Career symposium was held this month on the Bethesda NIH campus. The 4th annual career symposium has covered all the possible career areas for fellows including Faculty careers, careers in science education, careers in science policy, research in industry, career options for clinicians, cons...


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Kate
Sleeth

Fun Alternative Teaching Methods – Music Videos!

Occasionally, we come across excellent teachers who find a unique angle to deliver their subject.  Universities have wonderful professors who have very traditional teaching approaches.  However a few years ago I discovered a novel teaching method which I enjoy.  They are videos on bio...


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Kate
Sleeth

The Perceptions about Ph.D’s

At a seminar by Dr. Peter S. Fiske, he touched the subject of the public’s perceptions of individuals with Ph.D’s to great hilarity.  If you were to ask an average person on the street what someone with a Ph.D looks like, they would probably describe a geek; glasses, pocket protector, pocke...