Science To Life

After 6 years in graduate school, I finally defended my dissertation and earned those 3 letters I’ve wanted for so long: P.h. & D.

I look forward to putting the emotional and psychological roller coaster called “grad school” behind me and moving on into the professional world, which I hope will be more routinely stable.

Anyone looking to hire a medical writer? Email me.


  1. #1 PlausibleAccuracy
    July 21, 2008

    Huge, huge congratulations. I know how hard it is to make it through.

  2. #2 Coturnix
    July 21, 2008


  3. #3 scicurious
    July 21, 2008

    Congratulations!!! Someday I will be there, too…

  4. #4 Pierce R. Butler
    July 21, 2008

    Congrats, Dr. Ventii! You sure got that profile updated fast.

    Now you’re on the quest for another three letters: J, O, & B.

    Alas, all I can offer are Y, G, & G: You Go, Girl!

  5. #5 Abel Pharmboy
    July 21, 2008

    Congratulations! Good job!!!!

    Are you looking to stay in Atlanta or are you mobile? I’ll keep an eye out for suitable positions.

  6. #6 Laelaps
    July 21, 2008


  7. #7 DrugMonkey
    July 21, 2008

    Congratulations, Dr. Ventii, on a job well done!!

  8. #8 Dr. Free-Ride
    July 21, 2008

    Huzzah! I hope you’re giving yourself a celebration appropriate to your accomplishments before you get too bogged down with, “OK, what next?”

  9. #9 Tara C. Smith
    July 21, 2008

    Congrats Karen!

  10. #10 thoughtcounts Z
    July 21, 2008

    That’s awesome — congratulations!

  11. #11 RobertCollins
    July 21, 2008

    Congrats Karen!

  12. #12 Karen Ventii
    July 21, 2008

    Thank you all. I appreciate the support!

  13. #13 Samia
    July 22, 2008

    Congratulations, Dr. Ventii!

  14. #14 Betul Kacar
    July 22, 2008

    You did it!! You Piled Higher and Deeper! 🙂

  15. #15 Brian X
    July 22, 2008

    I am not a regular reader, but it’s always good to see someone who’s trying to make a difference in the public’s view of science to make a major accomplishment such as this. Congratulations, and may much happy writing and research follow in the years to come.

  16. #16 Joe
    July 22, 2008

    I echo Brian X. journalism abounds with poor reporting on science. I wish you the best.

  17. #17 Kristen Rosenthal
    July 22, 2008

    Congrats Dr. Ventii! I’m so jealous though…one more year to go seems waaay to long!

  18. #18 Melanie Styers
    July 25, 2008

    Congratulations Dr. Ventii! (and on your paper too!) And btw, I love the blog, too!

  19. #19 Karen Ventii
    July 30, 2008

    Melanie Styers! WOW! Good to hear from you. Thanks for the congratulations and (while I’m at it) thanks for all your support and help during my early years in grad school-I appreciate it a lot. Please stay in touch. Take care.

  20. #20 Karama Neal
    July 31, 2008

    Congratulations, Dr. Ventii! Great work!

  21. #21 biocheman
    December 11, 2008

    Congratulations, you have just helped to shift to the right, the supply of labor curve

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