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Focus on Aging: Unlocking the Genome's Secrets to Long Life, by Mitch Leslie, 06 May 2011. Postdoc Liz Cirulli started out in plant genetics but now co-leads Duke's Centenarian Project, which aims to find gene variants that account for the longevity of centenarians.

Q&A: Taking Mathematics to Heart, by Kate Travis, 29 April 2011. Mathematician John Wesley Cain works with clinicians, physicists, and engineers in a field called cardiac electrophysiology.

Conducting Cancer Clinical Trials by Karyn Hede, 25 March 2011. Training courses teach young cancer researchers the skills needed to design and carry out clinical trials.

Q&A: Finding and Exploiting Cancer's Weaknesses by Kate Travis, 25 March 2011. Clinician-investigator David Solit studies the genetic basis of cancer tumors and looks for novel therapies that target specific mutations.

A Zigzagging Path Points Straight to Successby Geoff Koch, 04 March 2011. Patricia Beckmann's career is one long lesson in how to succeed in science.

More than Words: Biomedical Ontologies Provide New Scientific Opportunitiesby Chelsea Wald, 11 February 2011. Biomedical ontology is growing as an informatics specialty, and ontologies are proving to be powerful software and data-mining tools.

Sharing Data in Biomedical and Clinical Researchby Kate Travis, 11 February 2011. It's not always clear how or where to share raw data, particularly when it includes patient information.

A Loyal Fan of Women’s Health Researchby Karyn Hede, 28 January 2011. Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson’s enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.

A Veterinary Scientist's Unique Career Pathby Sarah Webb, 14 January 2011. D.V.M.-Ph.D. Laura Richman's discovery of a novel elephant herpesvirus led to a career in human translational medicine.

Engineering Solutions to Biomedical Problemsby Nancy Volkers, 17 December 2010. There are many ways for classically trained engineers to work at the interface of engineering and medicine.

Perspective: Residency 101 for Physician-Scientistsby Robin G. Lorenz, 26 November 2010. Future physician-scientists should ask three questions when choosing a residency: What field? What type of residency? Which program?

Working with Industry Under a Microscopeby Karyn Hede, 12 November 2010. Regulations seem to discourage academic scientists from partnering with industry, but such collaboration is essential to translational research.

Ghostwriters in the Medical Literatureby Susan Gaidos, 12 November 2010. Despite new disclosure requirements, ghostwriters remain a threat, to the integrity of the scientific literature as well as careers.

Opening New Research Avenues in Epigeneticsby Elisabeth Pain, 29 October 2010. Epigenetics provides a common theme to Spanish cancer researcher Manel Esteller's broad interests in basic and translational research.

Environmental Exposures Shape Human Health -- and Careersby Lisa Seachrist Chiu, 29 October 2010. Brown University scientist Carmen Marsit's unique training allows him to take an interdisciplinary and translational approach to epigenetics.

Top Ten Tips for Mentors by Phillip S. Clifford and Joan M. Lakoski , 08 October 2010. Being an effective mentor requires being a good listener, setting boundaries, providing support and criticism, and celebrating milestones.

Audio: Transdisciplinarity is Key in Translational Researchby Kate Travis, 24 September 2010. (CTSciNet Only) One factor common to scientists working in all parts of the translational realm is the ability to truly collaborate with people across disciplines. Listen to four scientists at a 2009 workshop organized by Science Careers discuss their own transdisciplinary approach.

Perspective: Building a Team Science Training Programby Daisy Grewal, 10 September 2010. (CTSciNet Only) The Career Development and Diversity Center at Stanford learned valuable lessons about designing a team science training program

Making Team Science Work: Advice from a Teamby Karyn Hede, 27 August 2010. A long-term commitment and an ego-free workplace allows the Yale Melanoma Research Group to excel.

Scientist's Work Bridges Math and Cancer by Sarah Webb, 13 August 2010. Franziska Michor's research skills involve equations and computers but her goal is clinical: to eliminate cancer.

Answering Biomedical Questions With Information Technology by Nancy Volkers, 30 July 2010. Harvard physician-scientist Lynn Bry has developed an informatics system for matching biological samples to research needs.

Veterinarian Scientists Bring Unique Perspectives to Translational Research by Lisa Seachrist Chiu, 16 July 2010. D.V.M.-Ph.D.'s are uniquely qualified to do research in animal models and translate findings across species, including humans.

Psychologist Bridges Clinic and Lab to Untangle Schizophrenia's Roots by Brian Vastag, 18 June 2010. Deanna Barch is developing neuroimaging tools to speed the development of schizophrenia treatments.

Designing a Career in Biomedical Engineering by Elisabeth Pain, 11 June 2010. Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists all contribute to the development of medical devices.

Perspective: The Successful Physician-Scientist of the 21st Century by Andrew I. Schafer, 28 May 2010. Physician-scientists must learn to thrive, despite a divided culture and rigid institutional structures.

In Person: Studying the Implications of New Medical Technologies by Wendell Fortson, 14 May 2010. People with scientific training are needed to explore ethical and legal issues of science in the clinic.

Translating the Puzzle of Autism into Treatment by Sarah Webb, 23 April 2010. A complex fabric of researchers work to understand and treat autism.

All in the Details: Careers in Regulatory Science by Nancy Volkers, 9 April 2010. Some scientists go to great lengths to make everything they do in the lab transparent.

New Opportunities and Jobs Coming in Comparative Effectiveness Research by Karyn Hede, 12 March 2010. Recovery Act funding will boost a field focused on health care costs and quality.

For Physician-Scientist Couple, Success is in Balance by Kate Travis, 26 February 2010. Deepali Kumar and Atul Humar say their shared specialty helps them balance work and family life.

Informatics Careers Take Shape in Translational and Clinical Research by Brian Vastag, 22 January 2010. Electronic patient data and research repositories mean new opportunities in medical informatics.

A Scientist's Infectious Enthusiasm by Sarah Webb, 1 January 2010. Benjamin tenOever is an unconventional virologist who is working to make his discoveries clinically relevant.

Translating Lupus Research by Karyn Hede, 4 December 2009. An encounter with a lupus patient crystallized one scientist's concept of "translational research" and fundamentally changed the focus of her lab.

A Recipe for Collaboration by Lisa Seachrist Chiu, 13 November 2009. Serendipity, hard work, and good communication formed the core of an unlikely collaboration that resulted in a new technique for measuring hormone levels.

Perspective: Three Crucial Questions When Applying to M.D.-Ph.D. Programs by Skip Brass, 16 October 2009. Is an M.D.-Ph.D. program right for me? Where should I apply? Where should I go?

Questions and Answers: Pursuing an M.D.-Ph.D. by Association of American Medical Colleges. 14 October 2009. This guide, adapted from the AAMC, provides answers to frequently asked questions about M.D.-Ph.D. programs.

Welcome Science Translational Medicine Readers by Jim Austin, Kate Travis, José and Fernández. 9 October 2009. We welcome readers of Science Translational Medicine to the CTSciNet community.

Destigmatizing Depression by Karyn Hede, 2 October 2009. Medical students and physician-scientists trainees suffer from high rates of depression and often are reluctant to admit to their condition.

A Physician-Researcher Thrives in the Balance by Chelsea Wald, 11 September 2009. Regan Theiler balances her clinical work in the delivery room with lab research on infectious diseases.

Dealing With Debt by Karyn Hede, 28 August 2009. Education debt can make it difficult for physician-scientists to stay on a research course.

Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Mentoring by Joan Lakoski , 14 August 2009. Cultivating and nurturing your mentoring relationships are essential, particularly in the complex landscape of clinical and translational research.

Basic Scientists in the Clinic by Brian Vastag, July 10, 2009. Opportunities for Ph.D. scientists to interact with patients appear to be growing.

Perspective: Speed Networking for Scientists by Louise Holmes, June 12, 2009. Speed networking can be an effective way to promote new research collaborations.

Traversing the Bridge Years by Skip Brass, May 15, 2009. Crossing the bridge between clinical training and a research career requires careful, early, strategic thinking.

For Med Students, Research Training Opportunities Abound by Lisa Seachrist Chiu, May 1, 2009. Year-out programs and research time within the medical school curriculum offer students a taste of research.

Making Room for Research During Residency by Karyn Hede, April 10, 2009. Research residencies give physician-scientists protected time for research during their clinical training.

Bringing Community Into Translational Researchby Sarah Webb, March 20, 2009. Translational social scientists adapt research for the people it aims to serve and carry the lessons they learn in the community back to the lab.

Redefining Tenure at Medical Schools by Chelsea Wald, March 6, 2009. Fewer faculty jobs are tenure-track, but job seekers in academic medical research need to look beyond the tenure-track label.

Perspective: Problem Finding and the Multidisciplinary Mind, by Linda Austin, February 20, 2009. Your choice of research problem may determine the course of your career, so choose carefully.

Perspective: Ensuring Retention of Women in Physician-Scientist Training, by  James M. Pauff and Misty C. Richards, January 30, 2009. More women than men drop out before completing M.D.-Ph.D. programs. Why?

Women M.D.-Ph.D.s: Life in the Trenches, by Karyn Hede, January 30, 2009. Established and early-career physician-scientists say it's time to focus on solutions, not problems, to advance women in academic medicine.

Programs Aim to Train Translational Scientists, by Brian Vastag, December 19, 2008. New Ph.D. programs in translational medicine provide basic science training and clinical experience.

The Job Outlook for Physician-Scientists, by Karyn Hede, December 5, 2008. Empty training slots and ample job opportunities make the job outlook positive for physician-scientists.

For Physician-Scientists, Conflict-of-Interest Issues Are Complex, by Joel B. Finkelstein, November 14, 2008. Working in the clinic and at the bench means physician-scientists need to be particularly aware of conflicts of interest--and the appearance of them.

Research in Translation: Getting Published, by Siri Carpenter, February 29, 2008. Planning studies carefully and choosing the right journal are among the keys to publishing your translational research in a top-tier journal.

Special Feature: Translational Research Careers, by Kate Travis, August 17, 2007. Translational research is pushing a fundamental change in the way science operates while giving rise to a new type of researcher: the translational scientist.

Carving a Career in Translational Research, by Siri Carpenter, August 17, 2007. An influx of public and private funding is invigorating a field that challenges some traditional notions of science. 

European Programs Offer Translational Training, by Elisabeth Pain, August 17, 2007. In Europe, translational research is fast becoming a priority; new programs are taking a range of approaches to training in this field.

Translational Institute Unites Unlikely Partners at Penn, by Ken Garber, August 17, 2007. Translational research breaks barriers between the lab and the clinic and, at one institute, brings together some unlikely collaborators.

MD-PhD Careers, Feature Index, October 3, 2003.

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