A Career in Law for the Academic Scientist

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“Now I don’t even consider myself a scientist. I’m a lawyer. But when I started, I was a scientist first.” - Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D. Gaby Longsworth earned her Ph.D. in human genetics and molecular biology from The Johns Hopkins University after working in the Department of Cell Biology in Susan Michaelis’ laboratory. Longsworth has(...)

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Johns Hopkins Medical Student Wins Philip A. Mackowiak Award for Medical Student Excellence

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This past month, Kevin Shenderov, a fourth-year medical student, was honored with the Philip A. Mackowiak Award for Medical Student Excellence. This award honors a Maryland medical student in the American College of Physicians (ACP) who has made significant contributions to promoting internal medicine, scholarship and academic excellence among his or her peers — all(...)

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Once-Daily Combination Pills Offer More Than Convenience

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In November 2015, the FDA approved the HIV-1 medication Genvoya, a once-daily pill containing fixed doses of the HIV drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide. This is the latest once-daily medication to be produced to treat HIV, a disease that used to be managed primarily with many different pills taken multiple times a day.(...)

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The Statistics Behind Holiday Engagements

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I don’t know about you, but during the holiday season, my Facebook feed was full of status updates from friends getting engaged. And of course, each message was accompanied with its own unique announcement photo, ranging anywhere from a glittering hand to said couple’s cat with an “I do” sign. Having seen a similar pattern(...)

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Recent NIH Funding and Moonshot Initiatives: Are they They Helping or Hindering?

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During the final month of 2015, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that would keep the government fiscally solvent into September 2016. Along with large tax breaks, new cyber security programs and ending a ban on oil exports, new appropriations were made for the world’s largest research agency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH).(...)

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