Dear Labby

Tone deaf?

April 23, 2018
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Dear Labby, As a first-year woman medical student, I have appreciated my medical school’s efforts to mitigate unconscious bias. However,…

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Balancing demands as a new faculty member

March 15, 2018
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Dear Labby, I am just completing my first semester as an assistant professor. After five years as an international postdoc…

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How to join the conversation

November 21, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am a second-year PhD student who joined a large lab full of confident and opinionated senior graduate…

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What’s next after a PhD?

October 10, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am about 18 months from filing my PhD thesis (finally) and I am considering my post-PhD options.…

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Great expectations

July 7, 2017
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Dear Labby, I have just joined a top research lab for my postdoc. I was very successful in graduate school,…

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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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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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Negotiating for the Long Term

March 29, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am in the admittedly enviable position of negotiating the terms of my first academic faculty position. My…

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Beyond Tenure: The Path to Professorship

February 7, 2017

Dear Labby, I know that your usual queries come from those establishing careers and dealing with many issues in and…

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Constraints on Teaching

November 7, 2016

Dear Labby, I am a postdoc and I recently signed up to teach an undergraduate seminar course in my department.…

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