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    Depression and Anxiety in Graduate School

    According to this new survey, depression and anxiety are far more common among graduate students than in the general population. This should surprise no one at all, but it’s good to have some quantitative data on the problem. There are limitations to the study – for one thing, it’s quite possible that (self-selected) respondents w… Read More
  • Academia (vs. Industry)

    Changes in NIH Grant Policy?

    There are some pretty big funding changes being proposed at the NIH that many people may not be aware of. A concerned NIH grantee has sent along some links and comments about these, and I think that they’re worth bringing up. Here’s a blog post by Mike Lauer of the NIH going into some details: Read More
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    A Defense

    There’s a follow-up in Science to their story about a situation in Lee Rubin’s group at Harvard. A long list of present and former Rubin lab members and scientific collaborators have written a letter about the article, and about Prof. Rubin. “It is our collective experience“, they write, “that besides being an outstan… Read More
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    A Graduate School Situation For the Record Books

    If you haven’t read this article, about a completely out-of-control conflict (in the Lee Rubin stem cell lab at Harvard) between a graduate student and his advisor, have a look. I’ve seen some pretty dysregulated relationships in that area, but nothing like this one: misconduct allegations, forced psychiatric evaluations, and this: Germ… Read More
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    Getting Going

    I’ve had a chance recently to talk to some people who are heading off to chemistry grad school in the fall, which brought back memories of when I did that a mere thirty-three years ago. A lot has changed over that time, but there are some very important things that haven’t. One of the most… Read More
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    Retracting a PhD Degree, and Heading to Court

    The circus is coming to town – that’s the only conclusion I can immediately draw from this post at Retraction Watch. It provides an update on something I blogged about last in 2014, the fallout from a retracted paper from the Martin group at UT-Austin. When last heard from, the university was trying to retract… Read More
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    Researchmanship

    Stuart Cantrill’s blog pointed me to an online copy of this article, “Researchmanship”. I was given a copy of it from the (now defunct) ACS Chemtech in the 1980s, while I was in grad school, so it had a great effect on me. It recounts the techniques of one James J. Pudvin for getting through… Read More
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    Visiting Duke and GSK

    I’m on my way back from my visit to GSK and Duke. I’d never visited the GSK site in the Research Triangle (although I remember the old Burroughs Wellcome one from the mid-1980s), and it was good to see the place. There are a lot of really good people there, some of whom I’ve known… Read More
  • Blog Housekeeping

    The Worst Seminar

    Thinking of good seminars and bad ones reminds me of a story, which I’m surprised that I haven’t told here, because it’s a favorite memory of mine from grad school. Like everyone else, I’ve attended some pretty deadly talks over the years – some of them had decent subject matter, but were presented murderously, while… Read More
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    ChemDraw Days

    Here’s a look back at the beginnings of ChemDraw, and you won’t be surprised to hear that its origins go back to someone (Dave Evans’ wife!) who’d had way too much of the old-fashioned style of structure drawing. As I’ve mentioned here before, my grad school experience ended up being timed to experience both worlds. Read More
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