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Knocking on the Door: How to Leave Your Postdoc Position

Knocking on the Door: How to Leave Your Postdoc Position

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Guest post by Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad, M.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The following is not Daneshpajouhnejad's own personal experience but rather inspired by a talk by Megan Bohn, assistant director of postdoctoral affairs, during the event, “Exit Interview: How to Tell the Boss(...)

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It is Our Job to Defend the Future of Medicine

It is Our Job to Defend the Future of Medicine

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Guest post by medical students Megan Hunt and Katharine Clark. As eager, idealistic Johns Hopkins medical students, much of our education has focused on the humanistic and ethical side of medicine. We have taken an oath that we truly believe in: Our professional values mandate that we grant the same access and treatment to all(...)

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Partnering Toward Discovery: Behind the Scenes

Partnering Toward Discovery: Behind the Scenes

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“[At Hopkins] we have the best medical students and the best graduate students in the world, and then we do everything in our power to separate them,” Roy Ziegelstein, vice dean for education, told the audience at the most recent Partnering Toward Discovery event on Jan. 22. There were few in the crowd who would(...)

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Celebrating Diversity at Hopkins

Celebrating Diversity at Hopkins

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By Susana Rodriguez, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology On December 4th, Turner concourse was bustling with eager, young, and talented research trainees arriving with posters in hand, ready to discuss their scientific findings with faculty judges and meeting participants; the 3rd Annual Excellence in Diversity (EiD) Symposium was officially underway at the Johns Hopkins(...)

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Careers in Consulting, Business and Finance: What Are They Like and How Can You Launch into Them?

Careers in Consulting, Business and Finance: What Are They Like and How Can You Launch into Them?

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Recently professionals from all over the country who work in various sectors have been invited every month to the Investigating Careers and Networking (iCAN) Speaker Series at Johns Hopkins. Launched earlier this year by the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO), the speaker series offers an opportunity for panelists and students to interact in an(...)

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Navigating The Megaconference

Navigating The Megaconference

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No one can deny that the lion’s share of scientific discourse is carried out within the pages of academic journals, buoyed by jargon and supported by multicolored, miniscule figures. But the more casual, freewheeling banter about still-preliminary data points, and how they may suggest some interesting direction, belongs in the realm of the scientific conferences.(...)

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The Life and Times of a Principled Scientist

The Life and Times of a Principled Scientist

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In a world that amounts to a maelstrom of stimuli and a cacophony of interacting processes, it is of great importance that one develops systems for recognizing specific types of scenarios and reacting appropriately to them. These systems, or principles, inform our future decision-making and spare us the tedium of having to deal with all(...)

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