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    January 26, 2007

    Returning to Academia

    "I like the fact that I'm steering my own ship in terms of research. I feel like an entrepreneur." --Lance Silverman

    February 09, 2007

    Covering the Planet With Solar Panels

    I'm probably going to evolve as I move along the path of that photon.

    March 23, 2007

    A 'Comprehensive' Career

    "I feel confident that my ideas are good enough to go up against the rest of the world, but the question is, can I generate enough preliminary data fast enough?
    - Emmanuel Chang"

    May 25, 2007

    Community College Faculty: Must Love to Teach

    "Teaching at a community college is not lecturing; it's more hands-on. You have to do a lot more work as a teacher, because students are not nearly as prepared." --Michaeleen Lee

    June 22, 2007

    Working as a Medical Writer

    "I would say that there's definitely enough work to go around." --Emma Hitt

    July 06, 2007

    The Importance of Undergraduate Research

    "If you have already learned how to function independently in a laboratory environment by the time you graduate from your undergraduate institution, then you are really well-prepared for graduate school." --Chris Burge

    August 10, 2007

    The Postbac: One or Two Years That Make Careers

    "For the great majority of students, some time off is a good idea." --Deborah Goldberg

    October 05, 2007

    Education Research: A New (Tenure) Track for Scientists

    "Trying to get tenure in that department, I perceived, was going to be a battle." --Dawn Del Carlo.

    December 07, 2007

    Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 box

    "When you have happy employees that know that you care about them, they're more loyal and work hard to show you that they can make things work." --Donna Davila

    January 11, 2008

    Finding the Way Back to a First (Career) Love

    "You really need to know what you want. Figuring it out is the hard part, but doing it is the easy part." --Sandeep Jauhar

    February 08, 2008

    A Gift That Keeps On Giving

    A mentor in industry helped physicist Joan Hoffmann navigate graduate school and launch her career.

    March 21, 2008

    Public Health Goes Global

    "The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    April 11, 2008

    Ph.Dollars: Does Grad School Make Financial Sense?

    "I was optimistically willing to sacrifice any number of years of my life and money for that career path." --Laurie Earls

    June 27, 2008

    Liberal Arts College Faculty: Finding the Sweet Spot

    Known for small classes and a focus on undergraduate education, most such colleges also require--from their younger, newer faculty members, at least--substantial research activity.

    July 11, 2008

    Courting Controversy: Animal Rights (and Wrongs)

    "You have this relationship forming which is an unequal relationship in which you bear a great amount of responsibility." --A former neuroscience researcher

    November 14, 2008

    Learning to Let Go While Trusting Your Data

    Newly independent investigators must take responsibility for ensuring the integrity of their laboratory's data even as their direct control over that data declines.

    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.

    June 19, 2009

    Professional Polish

    When dressing for a job interview, it pays to cultivate conformity--and attention to detail--instead of individuality.

    July 17, 2009

    Business Sense: Starting an Academic Lab

    A successful start to your new laboratory requires careful planning, firm but fair negotiating, and wise spending decisions.

    October 30, 2009

    Returning to Science

    With the right support, it is possible to succeed in science after a family-related hiatus.

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