CTSciNet Article Index
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.