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    August 13, 1999

    Why Bench Science May Scare Off Potential Scientific Mothers-to-Be

    August 10, 2001

    The Italian Job II: The Long Haul

    "Private research institutes are now the main way that not just foreigners, but also experienced Italian researchers working abroad and looking to return, get into the main science 'flow' in Italy."

    July 25, 2003

    Betting on the Future

    Few young scientists carry with them a sense of destiny, or an image of themselves as the laboratory equivalent of gunslingers and racecar drivers.

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    July 01, 2005

    Hughes, Burroughs-Wellcome Course Launches Initiative in Career-Skills Education

    Although the course emphasized a few issues that are unique to academia, many of the subjects covered--general management, project planning, time management, and interpersonal principles--are crucial to all professionals, no matter what career they ultimately choose to pursue.

    October 06, 2006

    Who We Are As Scientists

    “The pressure [in science] is enormous. When I was running the IBM research labs, that was one of my biggest challenges [in] sustaining quality.” --Randy Isaac

    August 12, 2005

    Mitigating Disasters

    His work has involved man-made disasters like the genocide in Rwanda and the collapse of the World Trade Center, and natural disasters like the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Southeast Asia.

    February 18, 2005

    Caught in the Squeeze

    John Marburger, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says …"the president really cares about science."

    October 25, 2002

    Private Universities: Better Than the Rest?

    "In their report, the jury assessed the performance of several private colleges as no more than mediocre."

    November 15, 2002

    Ethical Issues In Research, Part II: Ethical Questions Raised By New Cell Technology

    It is highly unlikely that concerns about cell technologies will win the day. The rewards for commerce and the promise of therapeutic advantages will surely drive research on.

    August 11, 2000

    How Not to Kill a Grant Application, Part 6: Developing Your Research Plan

    March 10, 2000

    The Old Ways Don't Work Today

    September 02, 2005

    Getting a Permanent Position, and a Chair of Excellence, in France

    France is unusual in that finding a position doesn't necessarily mean finding employment.

    May 16, 2003

    Ten Traits of the Job-Search Rebel

    "Scientists coming from academia will rapidly separate themselves into two camps: those who take the advice of their mentors and proceed cautiously, and those who use their internal motivation, creativity, and a lot of hours to tear up the track."

    November 24, 2000

    Signs of Intelligible Life

    October 04, 2002

    A Scientist on the Dark Side

    "As is the case for most scientists who find a way into business--a.k.a. the dark side--there was nothing traditional about my path."

    October 07, 2005

    What a Difference 10 Years Makes

    Some of the most important lessons only happen when scientists take their newly honed skills out into the job market.

    February 28, 2003

    Return to Academia, Part 2: Teaching and Research

    "Conducting research is like riding a bike--once you learn how to do it, you never really forget!"

    August 12, 2005

    Learning from Disasters

    If you have initiative and energy," advises Kelman, "and are willing to commit to helping people and society, please grasp the opportunities. We need more people.

    October 24, 2003

    Canadian Bacon: Straight Goods on the MD/PhD Program Experience From a Student's Perspective

    "... although a lengthy and challenging route, an MD/PhD program is an excellent investment that opens many doors, ultimately allowing a student to pursue a research-intensive track of residency and postdoctoral training in a specialty or discipline of their choice, leaving one well poised to partake in a medical revolution."