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Archives for January, 2009

Allies: Duke’s Henry Friedman, MD

In preparing for the ScienceOnline’09 session on Gender in Science – Online and Offline, one planned discussion point will be how to enlist allies representing the dominant power structure to enhance equality and diversity in the STEM disciplines. No one ally can do it all but a combination of like-minded people can make a huge…

I should really save this new item for next week’s Friday Fermentable but I was too excited walking back from picking up the NYT and local fishwrapper from the cold, rainy driveway this morning. Beer enthusiast, brewer, and public policy wiz, Sean Wilson, is staring back at me on the front page of the Raleigh…

I absolutely love the Scientiae blog carnival, established originally by and for women in the STEM blogosphere (but has occasionally accepted the blatherings of us with Y chromosomes). What I enjoy most about this carnival is that the host puts out a call for posts on a specific, usually introspective topic related to being a…

Let’s face it, after the holidays I’m not terribly interested in drinking any beer or wine for the next two weeks. However, two weeks from today will mark the beginning of ScienceOnline’09, the online science communications unconference being held in our little ol’ neck-o-the-woods. Being as how I’ll have the chance to meet so many…

The motivation of disease

Regular readers know that I am a big fan of the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. While the WSJ is often most associated by us lefties with its conservative op-ed page, the Journal has consistently maintained a high standard for science and medical reporter (which I hope continues under Rupert Murdoch). With that said, Jacob…

Happy 2009!

I don’t know about you folks but I am just spent. I did tons of background reading for a couple of upcoming blog posts but I just couldn’t put fingers to keyboard today. So let me just wish each and every one of you all the best for a happy and healthy New Year. Professionally,…