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Conversations with Scientists: Funding & Fellowships

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During this conversation, panelists with experience obtaining grants, fellowships and other funds shared practical strategies to get funding from diverse sources (federal and state government, foundations, private industry, etc.), particularly graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. Panelists also provided general advice for successful fundraising in or outside academia, for example, making sure you have an organized, solid narrative; reading the call for proposals carefully; seeking feedback from mentors and peers; anticipating reviewer questions, etc.  

Yale Ciencia Academy: Professional Development Opportunity for Young Scientists

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New Haven, CT - The nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) is making a call for applications to the Yale Ciencia Academy (www.ciencia.org/yca; YCA), an innovative program to transform the training of young scientists in Puerto Rico and the United States. YCA is a collaboration between CienciaPR and Yale University and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Conversations with Scientists: Non-Research Careers

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Your training as a scientist gives you a lot of skills that can be applied to many other sectors. Many life sciences PhDs find fulfilling employment in jobs as varied as science policy, consulting, publishing, law, funding, etc. But how do you make the transition from academia to a new sector? How can you sell the skills you gained as a PhD to work in positions where laboratory research is not involved?

During this Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development (YCA) Conversation with Scientists, graduate fellows in the program spoke with three scientists who have pursued careers away from the bench. Our speakers included,

What is a stroke?

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A stroke is a cerebrovascular incident in which there is a lack of oxygen being supplied to the brain.

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Strokes: Recent research advances for future treatments

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A stroke is a cerebrovascular incident in which there is a lack of oxygen being supplied to the brain. There are local ischemic strokes, where a clot blocks a blood vessel and hemorrhagic strokes, which occur due to the rupture of a blood vessel.1 Although local ischemic attacks are more prevalent (85% of cases) both cause massive neuronal death in the affected area, called the core, and less extensive neuronal death in adjacent areas, called the penumbra.

Conversations with Scientists: Careers in Industry

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The biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry offers diverse opportunities for PhDs in the life sciences. You can pursue careers in research and development (R&D), management, business, operations and manufacturing, among many others. But, how do you enter a career in industry? How does a PhD prepare you? What skills are important?

Conversations with Scientists: The Postdoc Transition

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A postdoctoral position is the expected next step for many graduate students. If you are interested in an academic career, then a postdoc is definitely a necessary rung on the ladder towards academia. Choosing the right postdoc will then be one of the most important decisions for your career and you will need to think about it carefully and with advance time before making the switch. If you are still not sure about your career goals, then a postdoc might afford you additional time to make a decision, but this can come at a cost of time and salary. For these reasons, it is important to inform yourself as soon as possible about what it means to do a postdoc and what to consider when searching for one.

Conversations with Scientists: Success in Academic Careers

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Not all academic jobs are created equal. Some focus primarily on research, some on teaching and many are a combination of both research and teaching. How does one decide which academic career to pursue? What are the perks and challenges of each?

Meet the YCA 2016 Fellows!

YCA 2016 fellows

The 2016 class of Yale Ciencia Academy fellows is a very diverse group. They come from 21 institutions in Puerto Rico and across the U.S. and their research interests span fields as varied as microbiology, genetics and genomics, cancer biology, HIV, epidemiology, and psychology and behavioral science. Most of them are interested in careers in academia, but many are also interested in exploring a range of career options. One thing they have in common is their commitment to defining their professional goals and aspirations, acquiring skills and knowledge that will help them in their professional path, and sharing their knowledge and insight as scientists with others through communication, mentoring and outreach.

We invite you to get to know our 2016 Yale Ciencia Academy Fellows!

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