Faculty

How to tell your department chair you’re leaving

May 31, 2017
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Dear Labby, I was recently promoted to associate professor in an urban private medical school. After celebrating, I had to…

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Niche Mentoring: How to Give Advice and Offer Help from Your Areas of Strength

May 16, 2017
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Most of us have seen or heard about extraordinary mentors (e.g., reference 1), just as most of us have seen…

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How to make an impact with your presentations

May 12, 2017
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We’ve all been to those seminars where you’re fighting to keep your eyes open as the speaker drones on about…

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How to Know What Your Students Know before It's Too Late

May 10, 2017
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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The Collaborating Trailing Spouse

May 8, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am the “trailing” spouse. When it was time for my wife and me to get “real” jobs…

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Letting the right ones in: obstacles in graduate admissions  

March 29, 2017
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Our previous article discussed admission metrics such as the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), undergraduate GPA (grade point average), previous research…

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Resiliency and the Impact of Self-Efficacy

March 29, 2017
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Caroline leads a research team in a multinational corporation that develops medical equipment. She holds a PhD in biomedical engineering…

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Women In Science: The Untold Downside to Achievement

August 28, 2014
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Throughout my PhD years, I have worked passionately on the issue of “Women in Science.” Becoming the president of the…

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