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    International Research Opportunity for Early-Career Health Researchers

    Are you an early-career health researcher — a physician, veterinarian, dentist, or scientist — with an idea for a project that could help advance the cause of health in poor or middle-income countries?  If so, the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center has announced a program that could get your research… Read More
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    Growing Interest In Jobs at Community Colleges

    For people who love to teach, community colleges can offer satisfying career opportunities. And, notes Rob Jenkins in an essay published yesterday in The Chronicle of Higher Education, more and more Ph.D.s are showing interest in working at those institutions.  One motivation is the bad academic job market in many fields. “In a… Read More
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    What a Difference Age Makes

    Over the past few months, we’ve been following the continuing saga of President Obama, Jennifer Wedel, her still-unemployed, mid-30s husband Darin, and the case of the vanishing engineering jobs. Now, over at Bloomberg, the ever-astute Norman Matloff offers a crucial clue that may help solve the mystery: for many technical people, “empl… Read More
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    Report Discusses Improving Pathways from Graduate School to Career

    Do university programs provide their students the information they need to plot post-degree careers? Anyone familiar with the situation of grad school alumni can provide the answer. Many programs — often those preparing students for professional or business careers — do a decent job of equipping their students with realistic job ma… Read More
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    Tell It to the Judge

    Talk about innovative, real-world applications of science! According to the Physics Central blog, physicist Dmitri Krioukov of the University of California-San Diego talked-or, actually, wrote-his way out of a traffic ticket by composing and posting a scientific paper (entitled ‘The Proof of Innocence’). In his paper, Krioukov… Read More
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    What Sequestration Could Mean for NIH

    The Budget Control Act of 2011, which Congress passed in August to end last summer’s total struggle between the Republicans and Democrats over raising the national debt ceiling has, as you may recall, a built-in booby trap. If federal spending this year exceeds certain predetermined caps, a process called sequestration will begin come Ja… Read More
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    What Constitutes a Successful Placement?

    What does it mean for a graduate adviser or a department (or, in science, a postdoc’s lab chief) to successfully “place” a protege? In academics, writes English professor Leonard Cassuto in an astute and provocative essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, it is almost always taken to mean helping the person land… Read More
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    What to Remember on the First Anniversary of Michele Dufault’s Death

    A year to the day after Yale undergraduate Michele Dufault died while working alone, late at night, on her senior project in a university machine shop, the university’s student newspaper, Yale Daily News, carries two remembrances of the 22-year-old physics major who was just weeks away from graduation. She strangled to death after her hair… Read More
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    New Report Focuses on Regulatory Science

    Regulating the products used in health care is both a vital function of government and a professional area that employs scientists trained in a number of disciplines.  A new report from the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine, entitled Strengthening a Workforce for Innovative Regulatory Scienc… Read More
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