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VP Biden's Cancer Moonshot program
By Judy Keen  |  September 12, 2016


Mosquito image
By Sci on the Fly Editors  |  August 19, 2016

In this episode, Dr. Bruce Lee (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and fellows discuss the Zika virus and the Olympic games.

Image of someone holding a map.
By The Mentorship and Fellows over F**ty Affinity Groups  |  August 03, 2016

At some point during your fellowship, you might consider getting hired as a "fed." The Mentoring and Fellows over F**ty affinity groups organized “USAJOBS Insights,” in which alumni fellows discussed strategies to maximize chances for success. In this blog, posted by Pamela Collins, an anonymous current fellow summarizes key recommendations from the discussion.

grant development
By Melinda Gormley   |  July 27, 2016

“This grant needs a lot of work to be competitive,” I told the Principal Investigators.

Other careers for scientists exist
By Judy Keen  |  July 25, 2016

I’m growing tired the complaints I hear and read that PhDs in science have no options because there are so few jobs in academia that only the "lucky" few can get them (like this one


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