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Several of my blogging colleagues have been discussing over the last few days whether there is value in cultivating fellow scientists as readers of science blogs. While some find this a waste of time, others recognize that blogs provide a useful, real-time platform for disseminating information and discussing current issues and career development challenges that…

Congratulations are going out today to Duke women’s basketball guard and Coloradan, Abby Waner, on her no. 21 selection in yesterday’s WNBA draft. A solid competitor, leader, and scholar, Waner was the 2nd pick by the New York Liberty. A Highlands Ranch (CO) ThunderRidge High School standout and Colorado Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Waner…

We’re really fortunate here at Terra Sigillata World Headquarters to have a strong, dedicated readership. But I’m always tickled when we attract new readers and attention to the views we express here. Late yesterday I received a very nice e-mail from Andrew Plemmons Pratt, Managing Editor of Science Progress, a blog of the well-known liberal…

Over the weekend, Comrade PhysioProf at DrugMonkey posted on the details of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds distribution for the US National Institutes of Health. For some unusual reason, the letter that was sent to NIH investigators and posted on the NIH website has now been removed and replaced today by the…

Coolio! I think I would’ve applied for this. I assume NCI means either recent MS or PhD graduates: Applications are now open for the July 2009-January 2010 National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Health Communications Internship Program, a 6 or 12-month program for graduate students or for persons who have recently completed a graduate degree interested in…

The finances of NIH grants

I’ve been terribly behind on a billion things lately, most importantly spending time with my family and calling PharmSis and PharmMom. However, DrugMonkey’s post on Mentoring 101: Let’s Talk About the Money drew from me a comment I feel I should post here despite coming after 60+ other comments there. The bulk of the discussion…

Well, PalMD and I have been working tirelessly on putting together a plan of discussion for the upcoming ScienceOnline’09 session on Anonymity and Pseudonymity – Building Reputation Online. Over the last several months, we have had a tremendous outpouring of comments on our own blogs and numerous other blogs that gives us far more fodder…

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 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…

I see you – I’ve been there. You’re sitting in the lab the day before New Year’s Eve looking at what you’ve done over the last year – or last six years – and thinking about how you’re ever going to turn this postdoc or extended grad school period into some gainful career. The economy…