Scott Wilkinson

COMPASS: Navigating Trainee Professional Development

June 5, 2023

Trainee-led professional development programming is an essential component of the ASCB Annual Meeting, and a key tenet of ASCB’s Strategic…

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Climate Survey Launched. ASCB Needs Your Insight

June 1, 2023

A group of professional societies, including the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), have convened to assess the extent to…

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How scientific trainees can navigate the hurdles imposed by COVID-19: An interview with Sharon Milgram from NIH’s OITE

July 6, 2020
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We reached out to Sharon Milgram, the Director of the Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes…

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Accepting the ‘new normal’ as a trainee

May 11, 2020
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In my last post discussing social distancing as a trainee (link), I had been at home for one week and…

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Managing social distancing as a scientist in training

March 21, 2020
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Ed. Note: Scott Wilkinson is the current co-chair of the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS). Social distancing. By…

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Promote Public Awareness of Science with a COMPASS Outreach Grant —Deadline Approaching!

January 20, 2017

The Outreach Subommittee of the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) is inviting applications for the first Outreach Grant…

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How to Inspire Future Generations of Scientists Without Quitting Our Day Jobs

August 7, 2015
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Every single person who ultimately decides to pursue a career in science had to develop a passion for the field…

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Exploring “Alternative” Careers: Are universities doing enough to help?

June 26, 2015

“Alternative” careers. When did that become a phrase indicating a lack of commitment to a research career? If you want…

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The Importance of Elections in Scientific Societies (including ASCB)

April 10, 2015

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

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