Aimee Edgeworth

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How to Write Your First Research Paper

Focus: Education — Career Advice<p>Abstract<p>Writing a research manuscript is an intimidating process for many novice writers in the sciences. One of the …

Writing Peer-Reviewed Biomedical Manuscripts | Education

• The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style<br>Dartmouth subscribes to the <i>AMA Manual of Style</i>, containing everything medical and scientific …

Sugars in human mother's milk are new class of antibacterial agents - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial …

You know all of those crazy excel files of chemicals and reagents and that ever-growing binder of MSDS sheets? Well that information can all be accessible to lab members with a quick login. Quartzy is an online lab management program that will get anyone’s attention whom has even the slightest bit of OCD or is trying to figure out how to organize their lab inventory – oh yeah, and it’s free!!!…/

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In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memorandum stating that United States taxpayers deserved to have access to all publicly funded research, including the underlying data. How can you respond to federal mandates – and increasing calls for research reproducibility – in your research and data management practices? Answers at

Contorted sentence structure and dense text torture reviewers. Three (Grant) Peeves in a Pod: Write Better

FY 2018 R&D Appropriations Dashboard

The below dashboard can be used to follow science and technology appropriations for FY 2018. Click on individual tabs to see how different agencies …

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Undergraduate Research RFA

The Mindlin Foundation Undergraduate Mentored Research Program<p>1. Objectives of the Research Program<br>2. Eligible Applicants and Mentors<br>3. Eligible …

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#191 Lynn Margulis was evolutionary biologist who developed endosymbiotic theory & built understanding of origins of complex life on Earth

Not that Kind of Job Offer: Tales of Negotiation

Article<p>Author<p>It has been a long road to get here, but after all the applications, the interviews, the thank you notes, and agonizing waiting game, …


The Week My Husband Left And My House Was Burgled I Secured A Grant To Begin The Project That Became BRCA1

The week of April Fools' Day of 1981 began badly. That Sunday night my husband told me he was leaving me. He had fallen in love with one of his …

Counting What Counts in Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Article<p>Author<p>Thinking about and acting responsibly in the conduct of research (RCR) underpins all aspect of day-to-day life as a scientist. To keep …

Clinical Trials

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Scientific Conferences on Biomedical and Life Science Topics - Meeting List


Wishing you key insights as you focus on new ideas this week. #innovation #vision.

Conferences & Events | Council on Undergraduate Research

2018 Posters on the Hill<p>Washington, DC<p>Applications can now be submitted for CUR's 22nd annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington, DC. This …


This encouraging article in the NY Times reminded me of a question that was asked by an undergraduate student eight years ago. “What is the most important skill for a career in science?” I was a new PI and a panelist for our undergrad career night. I blurted out “resilience,” and most of us laughed and agreed. It got me thinking...

Unexpected Perks of Editing for a Journal Six months into being a Reviewing Editor for Journal of Neuroscience and my top favorite things, in no particular order, are:

Do you consider yourself an introvert? Do you get anxious thinking about how to meet new colleagues? Are you looking for better ways to network without becoming overwhelmed? I personally consider myself an introvert, and I have to remind myself that networking is essential to one’s professional career.

Talk to most people about 'performance enhancing drugs' and they conjure up images of elite athletes using drugs to increase muscle mass and oxygen delivery. In academia, performance is measured as creative thinking and working smart under crushing deadlines. Last week, JAMA drew attention to a series of studies in which higher cognitive function was improved in individuals when they took so-called 'cognitive enhancers' even though they did not have a clinical diagnosis of ADHD or other condition in which the drugs are prescribed. Read more at

Building a list of 1,000 awesome things that come along with life in science, one quirky, funny, inspiring piece at a time. Missing your favorite awesomeness? Or have The perfect image? Add in comments or tweet @edgeforscholars to share your personal twist on why science rocks.

Is Your CV Making You Look Like a Chump? CVs are a fabulous way to frame your skills and interests with institutions you are interacting with professionally. The Fighty Squirrel highly recommends you personalize each CV you send out for the audience. This is painfully true for applications for jobs and grants where your piles of accumulated titles and few papers can show that you fancy yourself more of a manager than a do-er. Similarly, tons of abstracts and no papers can leave a study section wondering why you have yet to publish your results. In one recent study section I served on, an early career investigator brought the squirrel side eye by listing two papers as “in preparation for submission for Science.” Oh, no, you didn’t. Oh, yes, they did. Read more:

5 essential tips for harnessing literature by new blogger Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's Alex Sundermann As a new graduate student, I struggled with identifying the most relevant papers, organizing interesting publications, and remembering why I flagged an article as “Super Important!!!” months after I read it. I’ve synthesized a few tips for taming the task:

You Need Mentors - Noun, Plural. Unavailable mentors, or those who do not provide enough freedom, or who do not provide feedback, or who don’t take concerns seriously, are often anchored in one problem: Having a single mentor. You need a mentor panel.

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Negotiating for what you need is a skill, just like writing a high-quality grant. So here’s a starter kit from expert Shari Barkin, MD from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. #Negotiation #LeanIn