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    January 28, 2004

    Netherlands EU Presidency – Brain Gain Impasse

    Research careers in Europe reach a dead-end more often than they should.

    January 30, 2004

    Perspectives: The Gender Gap in Math and Science

    "The purpose of this article is to examine the facts about the achievement gap between girls and boys with respect to math and science."

    January 30, 2004

    Tips on Graduate School Politics: Politics & Observations (Part I)

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

    January 30, 2004

    The PhD-Doctor: The Modular Dissertation

    Expect everything--except your holidays--to take longer than you originally hoped for.

    January 31, 2004

    Building a Career in Public Health

    If more scientists get involved in public health, both science and public health can reap the benefits.

    February 06, 2004

    Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology

    "Collaboration between mathematical scientists and epidemiologists in developing and applying new phylogenetic methods is likely to take both epidemiology and mathematical science in new and fruitful directions."

    February 06, 2004

    Tips on Graduate School Politics: Politics & Observations

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

    February 06, 2004

    So It's a Small World--So What?

    February 06, 2004

    Career Automata

    Sometimes I stop and reflect on what I'm doing, and wonder, for example, how I ended up building agent-based models of lobster fisheries. But then I realize it's who I've always been--studying artificial worlds (usually inside a computer) to try to understand the world around me.

    February 06, 2004

    Seeing the Forest for the Trees

    "I have always had an interest in trying to apply my mathematics to help mankind as best I could." --Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

    February 11, 2004

    Making a Comeback to Academia

    Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    February 13, 2004

    European Web Sites to Watch: The Life Sciences Mobility Consultancy

    February 13, 2004

    The Mathematical Biosciences Institute

    "Whether they aim for a more lab-oriented experience or lean more to the modeling and computational side, postdocs are able to consult with experimentalists, theorists, and experts of every kind."

    February 13, 2004

    When Students Want to Change Mentors

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    February 13, 2004

    PAs, RFAs, and Other Letter Combinations

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to
    grantdoctor@aaas.org. Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    February 20, 2004

    Nature or Nurture? My Mathematical Biology Upbringing

    "Opportunities in mathematical biology are now excellent."

    February 27, 2004

    Adding to the Sum of Biological Knowledge

    Holders of University Research Fellowships are absolved from departmental administration and teaching duties to pursue interesting (and potentially risk-prone) research questions.

    February 27, 2004

    Discovering Potentials and Possibilities

    The most uplifting moments for me are those when a biological question generates new mathematically interesting theories and results and when these results give new insights into the original biological problem.

    February 27, 2004

    The Mathematical Biology Job Market

    "If some significant fraction of the NIH budget is going to large-scale projects, and a substantial fraction of each project's budget goes into informatics, that translates into a lot of jobs." --David States, professor of bioinformatics, University of Washington

    February 27, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 24: Casualty of War: Micella Loses a Co-worker

    Unfortunately many of us get tripped up in the hurdles, because we lack preparation, confidence, test-taking ability, motivation ... not necessarily because we don't have potential as scientists.

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