To comment or not to comment … that is the question. So I was listening to this program on Science Friday recently called “Preserving Science News in an Online World,” and the discussion was about the pros and cons of allowing comments on science news and blogs.
Last week, at a seminar by the CEO of a medical communications company, I finally discovered what medical writing really is! Although I have spent a significant chunk of my academic career dedicated to writing, I hadn’t considered the possibility that this might lead to a job in itself. When...
When the announcement came out, I knew there was no going back. “I am pleased to announce that Marielena (Maty) Mata will be moving into a new development role in the Oncology Strategic Marketing group on July 1, 2012”. It was a Friday afternoon and, though many of my colleagues were...
After I defended my PhD in 2011, it took more than a year before I had my first Real Job.It still makes me squirm to think about the gap, especially knowing what I know now: my first job was a job I had never heard of while in graduate school.
I recently watched Skyfall, the new James Bond film, and it made me think of spy’s. More importantly, how they die in movies (and real life). I kept thinking of From Russia with Love and Rosa Klebb who tried to kill Bond with a poisoned knife in her shoe. From poisons, I started ...
I am sure everyone who reads these blogs on Bio Careers is familiar with the on-going story about the outbreak of fungal meningitis traced to contaminated compounded corticosteroids used to treat back pain. The index case was described in the New England Journal of Medicine (Nov 29,2012) as a man in...
If you have followed some of my previous postings here on Bio Careers, then you may know that I am a freelance writer. My career path didn’t start there, however, and it took a few unforeseen twists and turns. I suppose I could say that I may not be where I’d planned to go, but I think I am wher...
In my last blog, I spoke about selecting my summer teaching assistant and the various trials and tribulations I had. Now, I am going to share with you the shining jewel of our time together which was one of the key reasons I hired her over everyone else.