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    November 26, 2003

    The Desire to Achieve

    The decision to take calculus changed my life. Mathematics gave me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to choose a much different path in life from the rest of my family's.

    November 21, 2003

    From Research to Regulatory Affairs--Long Journey to a Complete Life Cycle

    "One of my first challenges was to identify areas of the private sector where I could apply my experience and skills acquired during postgraduate studies, such as project management, design and execution skills, as well as writing skills."

    November 21, 2003

    The Ph.D. Doctor: When Dissertation Writing Hurts (RSI and Burnout)

    Hands-on advice for Ph.D. students on how to handle the hurdles and challenges of the Ph.D. project

    November 21, 2003

    Sticking Irons Into the Funding Fire

    If you have a good idea, don't just throw it into a grant application--do the pilot experiment and get that result in hand.

    November 21, 2003

    Communication With Conviction

    Today's workplace is entirely different from that of our parents. It poses a cross-cultural and cross-gender communication challenge, but there is much more potential for productivity.

    November 14, 2003

    Hot Careers: RNAi

    "Although many of the jobs in the RNAi industry will closely resemble positions in other industries--biochemists, molecular biologists, and pharmacologists will be in demand--some specializations will be particularly sought after."

    November 14, 2003

    The Value of "Two-Way Assimilation" PART II

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to

    November 14, 2003

    Leiph Preston at the Epicenter

    "I have to say that everyone I worked with treated me with respect and was more than willing to help if I ran into a problem or listen to any ideas I had. I could not have asked for a better adviser than Ken Creager. He was helpful, supportive, resourceful, and just in general an all around nice guy."

    November 07, 2003

    Knowledge Transfer: A Year of New Skills

    "It was time for me to go and find new challenges and learn new techniques before I became part of the old furniture of the department."

    November 07, 2003

    (There Are) 50 Ways to Leave Your Enzyme

    "Runaway success, riches, or magical solutions to my personal shortcomings are not in sight. I just have the quiet feeling that I am moving my career in a direction that suits me best."

    November 07, 2003

    Personal Journeys

    November 07, 2003

    San Diego State University's Approach to Training Regulatory Affairs Professionals

    "SDSU's program provides courses that teach not only the basics of regulatory requirements but also how FDA interprets and enforces its regulations."

    November 07, 2003

    Mentoring and PI Productivity

    Mentors' obligations also include providing their postdocs practical counsel and aid in moving to their next post, as well as all needed facilities and supplies. And mentors should never add "surprise" responsibilities, a practice that is simply "not fair," Cech said.

    November 07, 2003

    A Pioneering Medical Physicist

    The lack of trained professionals in my own country is one reason why I felt it would be useful to undertake part of my PhD training in a country with a strong tradition in medical physics.

    October 31, 2003

    Alternative Pathways for Training Combined MD/PhD Students for Patient-Oriented Research

    This article suggests an alternative pathway to train physician-scientists for careers in patient-oriented research.

    October 31, 2003

    A Typical Path for a Physician-Scientist?

    High-quality research publications and ample grant support are key commodities in academic medicine, and you will effectively be a "free agent" if you have a solid research portfolio.

    October 31, 2003

    From Mice to Men

    "If you choose this kind of work, the skills that you will acquire make you interesting to both university hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry."

    October 31, 2003

    The Long Road to Race Blindness

    "The debate over the use of race in admission decisions has been wrenching, because it demands a trade-off among three worthwhile goals: race-blindness, academic selectivity, and a semblance of racial diversity on selective campuses."

    October 31, 2003

    One in Five Swedes Unhappy With Research Training

    Forty percent of postgraduates receive less supervision than they would like to.

    October 31, 2003

    Neuroscience – The Imaging Edge