Gary McDowell

Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape: A Special Subgroup at the ASCB Annual Meeting

February 5, 2016
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The last year has seen an increase in the number of meetings, summits, and papers calling for changes in the…

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Future of Research Boston 2015: Can data collection about the scientific enterprise help advocate for change?

November 6, 2015
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On October 22-24th 2015, the 2nd Boston Future of Research Symposium was held at Boston University. A meeting organized entirely…

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Science Policy in Action: Hack Days, Hack-a-thons, and Hacktivism for biomedical research

September 4, 2015
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When discussing science policy and the state of biomedical research, there’s a worry that ideas of how to make changes…

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Utilizing the NatureJobs Career Expo to Explore Career Options

July 3, 2015
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On March 20, 2015, the 2nd NatureJobs Career Expo in Boston brought together a series of career-oriented workshops and exhibitors…

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The State of Science in the UK after the Dust of the Election Has Settled

June 5, 2015
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On May 7, 2015, voters in the United Kingdom (UK) went to the polls for the 2015 General Election. The…

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Michigan: The Latest Meeting Addressing the Biomedical Research Crisis

May 22, 2015
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I have written before about the crisis in biomedical research that has been increasingly discussed since the publication of “Rescuing…

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The Research Landscape in the European Union

April 24, 2015
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While the world watched the European Space Agency place the Philae probe from the Rosetta orbiter on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the…

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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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Postdocs Driving Change: The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Meeting 2015

March 27, 2015
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Attendees of the 2015 National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) meeting at the University of Maryland in Baltimore noted something different compared…

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Put Your PhD/Postdoc Where Your Mouth Is

March 3, 2015
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Let’s get the obvious out of the way. The academic research system is broken, particularly for young scientists like us…

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