Science as a Jigsaw Puzzle: A Story of Sex and Blood Pressure

Sex Differences and Blood Pressure Over the last 10 years or so, my collaborators and I have conducted a series of studies on the physiology of sex differences, aging, and blood pressure in humans. The short story is that things get especially interesting for women  … Read more

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How the Impostor Syndrome Hinders Career Advancement

Do these apply to you? Someone has offered you the opportunity to chair an important committee, and you consider saying no because you have never run an important committee before and you just aren’t sure if you are experienced enough to manage it. Your supervisor  … Read more

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Jumpstart Your Academic Research Career with Your Own Postdoctoral Fellowship

Beth Schachter With all the talk about the downsizing of the life-science academic research operation, we need to remember that downsizing doesn’t mean shutdown. Many newly minted PhDs are opting to continue on the academic research track to become PIs. Getting their own postdoctoral training  … Read more

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Role Models and Peers as a Social Vaccine to Enhance Women’s Self- Concept in STEM

In 1998, I met a student in the undergraduate class I was teaching who stood head-and- shoulders above her peers academically. I learned that Jennifer had started college as an engineering major. Because she was mathematically talented and interested in engineering she was heavily recruited  … Read more

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Scientists Beyond Stereotypes

The Importance of Communal Opportunities in Science Amanda Diekman The question of why people enter into and persist in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is particularly relevant for women, because women are more likely than men to leave the STEM career path at  … Read more

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