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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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How to Manage a “Hard Ask”: Negotiating Up and Down the Hierarchy

February 7, 2017

You love being a scientist. Let’s re-state that: You love doing science but not some of the non-science activities that…

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Self-Advocacy: Why It’s Uncomfortable, Especially for Women, and What to Do About It

November 7, 2016

Self-advocacy—speaking or acting on our own behalf—is an increasingly important skill (for a primer on how to do it, see…

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The National Research Mentoring Network: A Great Resource to Improve Mentoring Relationships

September 29, 2016

  Ask scientists about their career pathway and they will undoubtedly share a story about one of their mentors. Many…

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Gender Bias: How to Break the Habit

September 2, 2016

  If we can’t eliminate implicit bias, we can teach people the personal and structural actions they can take to…

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Leadership ABCs—The Little Things Make a Big Difference

July 6, 2016

Twenty years ago, after years of working as a leader in humanitarian organizations with operations all over the world, I…

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Who Me? I’m Not Biased: Embracing Diversity to Improve Creativity

June 6, 2016

We recognize race and gender in a split second, thanks to a specialized region of the human visual system.1 Neuroscientists…

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How to Write a Shared Instrumentation Grant Application—and Get It Funded!

April 4, 2016

Scientific progress and breakthroughs are often facilitated by the development and application of new technologies and cutting-edge equipment, which is…

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Preserving Data: Who’s Got Your Back(up)?

February 16, 2016

Data management has become an essential part of research. Scientists need to be able to rely on their data infrastructures…

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