Category Archives: grants

Obstacles in cancer research – funding, evaluation, & complex disease

Yesterday morning, director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, addressed the National Press Club on the achievements and challenges of cancer research. Varmus covered quite a few topics, but here are a few highlights that stood out for me: If … Continue reading

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More money, more jobs, and other fairy tale dreams

Postdoc salaries and benefits are something of a perennial topic in the scientific community. It’s no secret that postdocs would like to make more money and get better benefits, whether in the form of better health insurance or actually starting … Continue reading

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The difficulty of personal statements

What is it about writing personal statements that make the mind come to a screeching halt? It has been 8 years since I have had to write a personal statement for something on a professional level, at least having it … Continue reading

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