Respectful Insolence

Archives for February 28, 2007

Gotta have more woo in my medical school!

Another one has fallen. Yes, another prestigious medical school has given in. First I lamented the decline in basic science education in medical schools. Then, I lamented even more the infiltration of woo into the curricula of far too many medical schools, spurred on by patient demand, a desire for a nice, high profit cash-on-the-barrelhead…

Sweating to the NIH paylines

Like many biomedical investigators, I’ve been sweating it over the resubmission of an R01 grant my collaborator and I worked furiously on and submitted on November 1. He’s the principal investigator, but I’m a coinvestigator with 25% effort; I also wrote one of the three specific aims and most of another, the justification for animal…