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February 20, 2009

Perspective: Problem Finding and the Multidisciplinary Mind

Your choice of research problem may determine the course of your career, so choose carefully.

May 06, 2011

Unlocking the Genome's Secrets to Long Life

Postdoc Liz Cirulli started out in plant genetics but now co-leads Duke's Centenarian Project, which aims to find gene variants that account for longevity.

February 29, 2008

Research in Translation: Getting Published

"We're interested both in papers that identify a new feature of a disease or a new mechanism by which disease is regulated and studies that investigate the mechanism behind a response to an experimental drug or vaccine that's already in use." --Heather Van Epps

December 05, 2008

The Job Outlook for Physician-Scientists

Empty training slots and ample job opportunities make the job outlook positive for physician-scientists.

December 04, 2009

Translating Lupus Research

An encounter with a lupus patient crystallized one scientist's concept of "translational research" and fundamentally changed the focus of her lab.

March 12, 2010

New Opportunities and Jobs to Come in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Recovery Act funding will give a boost to a field focused on containing health care costs while maintaining quality.

March 20, 2009

Bringing Community Into Translational Research

Translational social scientists adapt research for the people it aims to serve and carry the lessons they learn in the community back to the lab.

January 01, 2010

A Scientist's Infectious Enthusiasm

PECASE winner Benjamin tenOever is an unconventional virologist who's working to make his discoveries clinically relevant.

March 26, 2010

A Shifting Drug Industry Means New Opportunities in Translational Research

Despite layoffs, pharmaceutical companies are hiring researchers to strengthen their early drug-development programs.

August 27, 2010

Making Team Science Work: Advice From a Team

A long-term commitment and a supportive environment allow the Yale Melanoma Research Group to excel.

January 28, 2011

A Loyal Fan of Women's Health Research

Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson's enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.

March 25, 2011

Learning How to Conduct Cancer Clinical Trials

Training courses outline the challenges and opportunities in conducting cancer clinical trials.

August 14, 2009

Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Mentoring

Cultivating and nurturing your mentoring relationships are essential, particularly in the complex landscape of clinical and translational research.

November 12, 2010

Working With Industry Under a Microscope

Regulations seem to discourage academic scientists from partnering with industry, but such collaboration is essential to translational research.

November 26, 2010

Perspective: Residency 101 for Physician-Scientists

Future physician-scientists should ask three questions when choosing a residency: What field? What type of residency? Which program?

February 11, 2011

More Than Words

Biomedical ontology is growing as an informatics specialty, and ontologies are proving to be powerful software and data-mining tools.

June 12, 2009

Perspective: Speed Networking for Scientists

Speed networking can be an effective way to promote new research collaborations.