Bruno da Rocha-Azevedo

Carnival of Disaster as Rio de Janeiro Looks at 50% Science Cuts

March 15, 2016

“The tumor had given a first hint of its existence in St. Louis, but it was in Rio de Janeiro…

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COMPASS Seeks Data, Supports Outreach, Encourages Expression

February 16, 2016

In 2016 the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) will be seeking information. For the first time COMPASS, together with…

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Students and Postdocs: We want to hear your voices and see your faces!

November 27, 2015
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The 2015 COMPASS Open Forum is ready for you in San Diego!   It sounds like a long time ago:…

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Diversity in the biomedical workforce: The SCOTUS decision and the implications for LGBTQ scientists

August 3, 2015
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On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a historic civil rights decision. It is now…

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Science outreach as a vital tool to promoting research funding

July 17, 2015
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Society’s perception of science and scientists is quite complex. While the prestige of scientists is second only to firefighters, there…

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Samba, Tango, Mariachi, and Science: The Rhythm of Latin American Biomedical Science

May 15, 2015
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Much of the progress and development of science has been discussed from the perspective of the United States, Europe, Japan,…

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Side Effect of the Academic Crisis or Effect of Globalization? An International Brain Drain in the United States?

April 13, 2015
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There’s a well-documented and discussed crisis in the biomedical enterprise in the United States. The average age of basic biomedical…

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The Importance of Elections in Scientific Societies (including ASCB)

April 10, 2015
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The opinions presented in this piece represent the authors’ opinions and do not reflect either COMPASS or ASCB official opinions.…

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Applying for Academic Faculty Jobs, Part 2: The Interviews

July 18, 2014
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In my last post, I covered the initial steps of applying for academic faculty jobs, basically preparing and submitting the application…

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The Tale of the Funnel—Applying for Academic Faculty Jobs

April 18, 2014
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Universities funnel hundreds of applicants for one or two faculty positions.One topic represents a common problem of science today: the…

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