Blog/magazine posts

Biomedical research policy & advocacy: 

A Junior Researcher’s Opinion on the NIH Grant Support Index (GSI) – Future of Research blog, October 25, 2017.

How should we mentor junior scientists? Reflections from a Twitter chat – Future of Research blog, September 29, 2017.

Postdoc Reactions to the FLSA Fiasco – Part 2 – Future of Research blog, September 28, 2017.

Standing up for science and changing it: a tale of tweet chats  – Future of Research blog, September 11, 2017.

Postdoc Reactions to the FLSA Fiasco – Part 1 – Future of Research blog, September 8, 2017.

Defending Science and Scientific Integrity in the Age of Trump: a Session at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog, July 27, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog).

Rethinking Graduate Education for the 21st Century: a Talk by Dr. Alan Leshner at the 2017 GCC meeting – Future of Research blog, July 26, 2017.

Bringing Scholarly Communication into the 21st Century: a Workshop at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Future of Research blog, July 24, 2017.

A Personal Perspective on Science; The AAAS President’s Address at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog, July 23, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog).

Naomi Oreskes: The Scientist as Sentinel – a Talk at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog, July 13, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog).

Advocating for science: a summary of key skills learned through a series of workshops – Future of Research blog, July 10, 2017.

Perspectives on changing science from the 2nd Homo scientificus europaeus Meeting – Future of Research blog, June 5, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog).

Tracking Postdoc Trends and Outcomes at the NIH: a Talk by Dr. P. Kay Lund – Future of Research blog, May 24, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog). 

Examining Administrative Research Data to Track Postdoc Career Outcomes: a Talk by Dr. Nancy Calvin-Naylor – Future of Research blog, May 22, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog). 

Rigor and Reproducibility One Year Later: How Has the Biomedical Community Responded? A Workshop at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Future of Research blog, May 9, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog).

How Early Career Scientists Can Serve Science Through Policy: a Workshop at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog, April 14, 2017 (reposted to the Future of Research blog and to the Life Science Network blog).

Economic Implications of Scientific Training in the Biomedical Research Workforce: a Workshop at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Future of Research blog, April 7, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog). 

Perspectives on the Future of STEM Graduate Education: an Open Forum at the 2017 AAAS Meeting – Future of Research blog, March 10, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog). 

Why should you march for science? – Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog, February 22, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog and to the Future of Research blog).

Crisis in biomedical science: time for a change? Notes on a talk by Arturo Casadevall – Future of Research blog, February 20, 2017. 

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) injunction and postdocs: one month later– Future of Research blog, December 22, 2016. Article advertised in the Kentucky Academy of Sciences (KAS) January 2017 newsletter.

How can young trainees improve the scientific enterprise? – Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) blog, December 9, 2016. 

Effects of the Fair Labor Standards Act Implementation (or Lack Thereof) on the Postdoctoral Population– ASCB COMPASS blog, December 2, 2016 (with Gary McDowell). This post was also included in the January/February 2017 ASCB Newsletter, volume 40, number 1.

Advocating for Science Meeting Highlights – Future of Research blog, October 28, 2016. 

New article-level metric to measure the influence of scientific publications*- Rescuing Biomedical Research (RBR) Blog, September 14, 2016. 

Chemistry society to embrace preprint servers*- Rescuing Biomedical Research (RBR) Blog, August 15, 2016. 

More rounds of grant review do not necessarily equal more funding*- Rescuing Biomedical Research (RBR) Blog, August 12, 2016. 

Why do we still need an Association for Women in Science? An Interview with Isabel C. Escobar – ASCB COMPASS blog, July 27, 2016.

Women in STEM: Still So Few and Far Between – ASCB COMPASS blog, July 22, 2016.

Research Ethics First, Accolades Later – ASCB COMPASS blog, June 10, 2016.

Reassessing postdoctoral needs—an NPA Advocacy Committee Survey – ASCB COMPASS blog, February 19, 2016.

Effective leadership in a research environment – ASCB COMPASS blog, February 4, 2016.

Biomedical research training & career planning:

Choosing the right mentor for career success – ASCB COMPASS blog, November 17, 2017 (with Pinar Gurel).

Finding Your Way in Academia: An interview with Dr. Valerie Horsley – ASM Careers blog, October 11, 2017. 

On Gratitude and Leadership – GCC Carpe Careers blog – Inside Higher Ed, August 28, 2017.

Advancing PhD Career Development Through Innovation and Collaboration: a Workshop at the 2017 GCC meeting – Future of Research blog, July 20, 2017.

Building Your Brand During a Career Transition – GCC Carpe Careers blog – Inside Higher Ed, July 3, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog and to the Future of Research blog). 

Valuing and Rewarding Intangible Activities in Academic Careers – ASM Careers blog, June 26, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog and to the Future of Research blog). 

Enhancing the connections between institutions and professional societies in advancing postdoctoral training – GSA Genes to Genomes blog, May 15, 2017 (with Sonia Hall) (reposted to the Future of Research blog and to the Life Science Network blog).

The Most Important Experiment: Your Career – an Interview with Dr. Joerg Schlatterer – Future of Research blog, May 4, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog). 

Needed: Flexible Mentors in Science – GCC Carpe Careers blog – Inside Higher Ed, May 1, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog and to the Future of Research blog).

Tips for Transitioning into a Non-Research Career – ASM Careers blog, April 19, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog and to the Future of Research blog).

What high school students can teach us about doing science – Future of Research blog, April 10, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog). 

Being Active in Your Career Exploration – The NPA POSTDOCket March 2017, volume 15, issue 3 (published on March 28, 2017).

Letting the right ones in: obstacles in graduate admissions – ASCB COMPASS blog, March 29, 2017 (with Gary McDowell, second of two posts, mentioned on the Future of Research blog).

Can we anticipate graduate student success if we can’t assess it? – ASCB COMPASS blog, March 20, 2017 (with Gary McDowell, first of two posts, mentioned on the Future of Research blog).

What Career Awareness and Development Resources Are There for Junior Scientists? A Workshop at the 2016 ASCB meeting – Future of Research blog, February 28, 2017. 

Navigating a Science Policy Career: an Interview with Kate Stoll, Senior Policy Advisor for the MIT Washington Office – ASM Careers blog, February 22, 2017. 

Taking an Unexpected Turn – GCC Carpe Careers blog – Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2016. 

Strategies for a Successful (Non-Academic) Career Search: an Interview with ASCB Executive Director, Erika Shugart – ASCB COMPASS blog, September 16, 2016.

The Insider’s View to Organizing a Local Symposium – ASCB COMPASS blog, March 20, 2015. 

DIY career guidance: Tips and tricks on organizing a career seminar series – ASCB COMPASS blog, February 27, 2015.

Personal perspectives:

Marching for a change in the culture of science – Future of Research blog, May 2, 2017 (reposted to the Life Science Network blog).

Life as a young scientist: a personal perspective – Future of Research blog, February 14, 2017.  

News & awards:

Fairn recognized as ‘one of the most promising lipid researchers’ – ASBMB Today, April 3, 2017.

Frydman’s protein-folding work defines ‘the forefront’ – ASBMB Today, April 3, 2017.

Dolan recognized for ‘transformation of teaching and learning’ – ASBMB Today, April 3, 2017.

The first COMPASS writer of the year: Travis J. Bernardo, Ph.D. – ASCB COMPASS blog, January 3, 2017 (with Sushama Sivakumar). 

Patton wins funding for neural regeneration work – ASBMB Today, December 1, 2016.

*Helped pilot Rescuing Biomedical Research (RBR) writing program

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