At some point in your publication planning, you will have to choose the journals where you will submit your articles. Finding the right journal is important because if your article isn’t published in a timely fashion, say within a year or two of a congress presentation, no one will know about i...
In reading my blogs, I notice that I have written about all the wonderful things I do, the great people I work with and the absolute satisfaction my profession brings into my life. Yet, even I, little Miss Positivity, have my dark days and I’ve decided to put lay it all out in the open....
NASA: “We're better rocket scientists than accountants”
… or not on them? In fact, all of us are members of social networks. We have circles of friends and acquaintances, and we interact with professional colleagues and associates every day. That's true whether you are a basic or medical researcher, a physician or other healthcare provider, medical wri...
As I write this, dishes are piled high in the sink, almost falling on the floor, but I refuse to clean up the mess. I am mad enough to spit… yes, spit! Lazy husband? No. Distracted kids? No. Dysfunctional work-place family? In the wise words of Samuel L. Jackson — “Oh, hell yeah!” At w...
In grad school, I thought that writing grants was essential only in an academic career. Having read many job announcements since graduation, I’ve realized that the ability to write fundable grant applications is a skill coveted not just in academics, but also in non-profit organizations, profe...
In my last post, I wrote about the NatureJobs salary survey, and how North American women had slightly higher salaries than men at two years post degree, but lower salaries than men at all subsequent career stages. I discussed a few reasons that could explain this data, such as taking time off...
Fear is funny because it makes people do strange things. It is strange to not pursue one’s ultimate goal in life. It is odd to spend one’s time performing a job that yields no satisfaction. Only a funny thing such as fear could result in such absurdity. The most ironic as...