Do You Want to Write for Us?

Do You Want to Write for Us?

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Our medical students, residents, postdocs and fellows have a lot to share — from daily life in the classroom, tips on thriving during residency, new research that is pushing the boundaries of science and patient care, to the best places to grab a bite in Baltimore, they share it here on the blog. If you(...)

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Discussing the NIH Mandate to Study Sex as a Biological Variable in Basic Biomedical Research

Discussing the NIH Mandate to Study Sex as a Biological Variable in Basic Biomedical Research

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In one of my courses in the neuroscience Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins, we recently discussed the 2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH) mandate requiring consideration of sex as a biological variable in grant applications to NIH agencies. Citing the success of the initiative to include both men and women in human clinical trials, the(...)

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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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Never a Dull Moment in Cardiology

Never a Dull Moment in Cardiology

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If it sounds like it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. This proverb may come across as pessimistic; however, it seems to be ringing true for Piero Anversa. Anversa made waves in the field of cardiology with his studies on cardiac muscle regeneration and the proposed use of cardiac stem cells to(...)

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Are llamas the Key to Curing the Flu?

Are llamas the Key to Curing the Flu?

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Influenza kills up to 646,000 people worldwide each year. While we have all heard about the importance of receiving the annual flu vaccine, it reduces the risk of illness by approximately 60 percent at best. Last year, during one of the deadliest flu seasons in recent memory, the vaccine was only about 40 percent effective.(...)

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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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