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Conversations and real talk on women in STEM, the grad school grind, and inclusive science.

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Conversations and real talk on women in STEM, the grad school grind, and inclusive science.

    Writing Your First Paper

    Writing Your First Paper

    If you or someone you're mentoring is new to writing peer reviewed papers, this episode is for you! Kayla and Sally break down the logistics to get you from blank page to final proofs. We discuss planning out your figures, managing your references, crafting an intro, choosing a journal, navigating coauthor drama, and more.What should you do if your PI is (really) slow to read your drafts? What actually is a good paper? (Spoiler alert: the conclusions match the data) What's the deal with review papers? Learn from our mistakes and set yourself (or your students/mentees) up for success!

    • 44 min
    Who can afford to stay in science? With Dr. Erika Moore

    Who can afford to stay in science? With Dr. Erika Moore

    After completing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Moore found herself burdened by substantial student debt, prompting her to address the critical issue of financial sustainability in academia. Through her own journey, she has developed an educational program aimed at empowering students with essential financial literacy skills. Dr. Moore candidly shares her personal experiences while discussing the barriers that student debt presents to budding scientists. Moore Wealthhttps://www.moorewealth.org/The Debt Traphttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35175812/Restructuring academic traineeship, with Dr. Shirley Malcomhttp://www.doubleshelix.com/podcast/restructuring-academic-traineeship-with-dr-shirley-malcom

    • 49 min
    NSF Graduate Fellowship 101

    NSF Graduate Fellowship 101

    It’s all of our tips for applying to the NSF graduate research fellowship! The National Science Foundation GRFP can fund 3 years of your PhD, and there’s a hidden curriculum for crafting a winning application. Sally and Kayla share their tips for how to prep your application to frame your Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit in the best possible light.

    • 28 min
    Personal Statements 101

    Personal Statements 101

    A well-crafted personal statement can make the difference between aspiration and reality. But what information should you include? What does "personal" really mean? In this episode Kayla and Sally dive into the hidden curriculum of personal statements to empower you when drafting your applications to graduate school, medical school, PhD programs, fellowships, and other exciting opportunities. Writing tips book: Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers by Mimi ZeigerLetters of Recommendation Episodehttp://www.doubleshelix.com/podcast/letters-of-recommendation-skill-shareNext Level Mentorship Episodehttp://www.doubleshelix.com/podcast/next-level-mentorship-for-mentors-and-mentees-with-julea-vlassakis

    • 43 min
    Anti CV: embracing failures to drive future wins

    Anti CV: embracing failures to drive future wins

    You won’t get everything you apply for - and that’s ok! In this episode Kayla and Sally dive into some of their biggest fails, rejections, and misses. We go through what we learned and how you can learn from our failures. Kayla shares hard-earned lessons from her (innumerable) application journeys as well as how to create a Rejection Ritual to quickly move on to the next opportunity. If LinkedIn is our professional highlight reel, this episode is the bloopers! 

    • 51 min
    Patient Stakeholders in Biomedical Research, with Kevin Fowler

    Patient Stakeholders in Biomedical Research, with Kevin Fowler

    Join Sally and Kayla as they explore the role of patient advocacy in biomedical research with Kevin Fowler, consultant and owner of "The Voice of the Patient."  Kevin shares insights on what patients want to know and how you can get involved in patient advocacy to drive meaningful change in healthcare related research. Kevin Fowler on Twitter: @gratefull080504Celeste Castillo Lee (with internal links to her work)https://www.rsnhope.org/loris-lines/remembering-celeste-castillo-lee/

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Allison FP ,

So insightful!

This is the podcast I needed when I was in grad school! It hits on everything scientists struggle with, all in our real world context of diversity, inclusion, and lack thereof.

Monica900000 ,

Fantastic and real!

Phenomenal podcast and a must listen for anyone working in STEM, navigating academia, or passionate about these issues. Hosts have great perspective on grad school and women in STEM life. Relatable, fun hosts bring guests’ stories to life. Can't wait for new episodes!!

rachellei.chem ,

Great insights into women in STEM

I have been following the podcast for a while and they have some really cool episodes that are highly relevant to our day-to-day life in grad school. Learned a lot on effective communication and conflict management in science. Also the episode of women's health in 20s can't be more informative. Highly recommend to everyone in the world of STEM.

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