April 21st, 2010. Did this day have any significance for you? My guess is that unless you were brought into this world or blissfully wed on that day (in which case belated "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary" wishes go to you), it probably didn't have any real importance, but April 21st, 2010 was...
I was saddened when I read articles in Nature reporting investigative results that patients in Texas have received unproven stem-cell treatments. As stated in a previous blog article, I believe that stem cells could eventually be a cure for a wide range of diseases and am therefore supportive ...
I was at dinner with a former colleague, discussing new business opportunities. During the course of the conversation, it became apparent that the complexities of drug research and development are not understood in many quarters. We were discussing a new potential drug. Without rev...
“Trade places with me. No seriously.” –InternTalk #101 If you are somewhere in the world right now making a mark, you probably started as an Intern. They didn’t give you the director’s job out of college, did they? Or did I miss a job fair? Or maybe you sailed your way out...
I am a little behind in my blog posts because I became overwhelmed with my thesis defense. The big day finally came, and I was able to present the work I’ve done over the last several years since arriving at Scripps Florida. I was very fortunate that my family lives fairly close, so my mom, sister...
Last month, my closest friend called repeatedly about her daughter (who I will call “Karen”) who is pregnant with her third child. This young mother-to-be developed a febrile illness, with a deep productive cough and myalgias, fatigue, headache, and chills, the classic presentation f...
This posting is about giving a presentation on touchy subjects. Everyone knows that academia is high on ego. And it’s understandably so: we have invested our lives into what we do. There’s no way to “not take it personally.” It’s our work, it’s our time, it’s our life’s work. So...
We are now a few weeks into the “NCAA March Madness” of the college basketball championships. In my past experience outside of the government, filling in the tournament brackets and following the events served to build community among co-workers, encouraging friendly competition and camaraderie....
I am passionate about career development and assisting people in making the right connections for career and personal success. I really enjoy working with individuals who have advanced degrees and who want to make a difference through their scientific foundation and business interests.
I remember reading a very interesting article in The New Yorker by Dr. Atul Gawande entitled “Personal Best,” in which he emphasizes that even highly skilled and trained surgeons can improve their techniques with a coach.He asked a coach to watch him in surgery and point out potential improvemen...