July 24, 2018
Another Approach to Improving Your Skills as a Mentor: Avoid These Common Mistakes
While there are many new tips and tactics to help you become a better mentor to your post-docs and other staff members, you could also improve your mentoring skills just by letting go of bad habits you might have had for years— without recognizing them as such.
July 17, 2018
11 Simple Mistakes That Can Derail Your Grant Application
Failing to allocate enough time to write. Typically, you can assume you will need 120 hours to write, review and revise an NIH application for a three to five-year grant. A smaller, non-governmental grant can take three or four months to complete. Bottom line: Over estimate the time you think you’ll need, and plan all your timelines accordingly.
July 10, 2018
Balance–Difficult to Maintain in Research Laboratories
Be assured that most of us are challenged by fitting everything in to a very busy day! Whether vital appointments must be juggled, or we are facing after-school activities for several young ones, balancing the important with the less important priorities is difficult. A few key tips can help manage a complex calendar and accomplish much more as a result.
July 03, 2018
Do You Have Any Suggestions or Tips for Making a Successful Research Presentation?
I was pleased to receive an invitation to present at a national conference in the exact area on which I focus my research. But as the presentation gets closer and closer, my anxiety is steadily increasing. How can I control my anxiety and still engage the audience and deliver the thoughtful comments necessary to make my presentation an effective one?