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September 11, 2009

A Physician-Researcher Thrives in the Balance

Regan Theiler balances her clinical work in the delivery room with lab research on infectious diseases.

September 18, 2009

Pushing the Regulatory Agenda on Adult Stem Cells

María Pascual has influenced European policy from her perch in regulatory affairs at an adult stem cell drug development company in Spain.

September 25, 2009

Special Feature: Careers in Humanitarian Science

These scientists are applying their skills to relieve many of the world's ills, including food shortages, human-rights violations, and epidemic outbreaks in developing countries. (Photo: Refugees in Darfur, Sudan. Courtesy, USAID)

September 25, 2009

Serving Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.

September 25, 2009

Working to Increase the Food Supply in the Developing World

Three scientists work to increase and maintain the food supply in areas where food is scarce.

October 02, 2009

Flying High

Despite a remarkable talent, Cecilia Aragon lacked the confidence she needed to be a scientist. And then she learned to fly.

October 02, 2009

Destigmatizing Depression

Medical students and physician-scientist trainees suffer from high rates of depression and often are reluctant to admit to their condition.

October 02, 2009

Taken for Granted: Is a New Model Needed for Breakthrough Science?

Traditional PI-centered research can't solve today's big technological problems, a lab leader asserts.

October 09, 2009

Audacity, Part 2: A Blueprint for Audacious Science

To do breakthrough science, you need passion, a supportive institution and mentor, and a suitable problem.

October 09, 2009

The Entrepreneurial Bug

Three academic scientists tell how they became afflicted by the drive to commercialize their science.

October 09, 2009

Making the Most of Opportunities and Challenges

Salk Institute for Biological Studies neuroscientist Sam Pfaff went on to success following a falling out with his Ph.D. adviser.

October 16, 2009

Perspective: Three Crucial Questions When Applying to M.D.-Ph.D. Programs

Is an M.D.-Ph.D. program right for me? Where should I apply? Where should I go?

October 16, 2009

Finding Your Way Into Policy Careers in Europe

Getting a science policy job in Europe is largely a matter of choosing a beat and finding your own way in.

June 17, 2011

Questions and Answers: Pursuing an M.D.-Ph.D.

This guide, adapted from AAMC, provides answers to frequently asked questions about M.D.-Ph.D. programs.

October 23, 2009

Getting--and Not Getting--Tenure

Science Careers describes how to get tenure--and what some people do when they don't.

October 23, 2009

Perspective: Advice on Achieving Tenure

An expert on tenure describes best practices for getting tenure.

October 23, 2009

Life After Rejection

You've been denied tenure--now what?

October 23, 2009

In Person: A Simpler Life

A recently rejected physics professor rediscovers the pleasures of carrots and carpentry as she ponders her future.

October 30, 2009

Returning to Science

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

October 30, 2009

A Life Lived Backwards

Patricia Alireza already had grandchildren when her physics career began to bloom.

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