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The fourth season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast demystifies the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job! 

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The fourth season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast demystifies the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we’re here to help—it’s our job! 

    S4E1: Demystifying Undergraduate Research

    S4E1: Demystifying Undergraduate Research

    The fourth Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast, where we discuss the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In the first episode of the season, we talk about how to get started in undergraduate research, what undergraduates need to know about types of research opportunities available, how to find a lab, and what makes a successful research experience.

    Featuring Michael D.L. Johnson, PhD, Director, National Summer Undergraduate Research Project and Associate Professor, University of Arizona; Hannah D. Nacht, NIH Diversity Fellow and Undergraduate student, Rutgers University and Oregon State University; and Ya’el Courtney, PhD candidate, Harvard University.

    Resources
    Burgers, Bartending and Benchwork: My Journey to Graduate School by Ya’el CourtneyNational Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP)NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative ENDURE program for undergraduate students from diverse backgroundsNINDS Diversity SupplementsTranscript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 57 min
    S4E2: Demystifying Postbaccalaureate Research

    S4E2: Demystifying Postbaccalaureate Research

    The fourth Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast, where we discuss the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In episode 2, we talk about what to do next after your bachelor's degree, specifically focusing on the gap year or years between finishing undergrad and starting a PhD.

    And just as a note to our listeners, we do talk about heavier subjects like miscarriage,  so we have put chapter markers if you'd like to skip that section.

    Featuring Cheyanne Lewis, Doctoral Student, Stanford University; Christian Cazares, Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; and Gabriela Gomez, MD, MPH Candidate, Johns Hopkins University.

    Resources 
    Programs:Colors of the Brain program, co-founded by Dr. Cazares: https://colorsofthebrain.com/resources/ NIH Postbacc Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA): https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta  Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) programs (e.g. at UC Berkeley): https://mcb.berkeley.edu/marc/marc-program-descriptionOrganizations: Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): https://www.sacnas.org/  Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS): https://abrcms.org/  Association of Science Communicators: https://www.associationofsciencecommunicators.org/  Black in Neuro: https://blackinneuro.com/undergraduates Científico Latino: https://www.cientificolatino.com/post-bac "Skill development in graduate education": https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22633484/"So You Want to Be a Neuroscientist?" by Prof. Ashley Juavinett: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/so-you-want-to-be-a-neuroscientist/9780231190893 Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 54 min
    S4E3: Demystifying the Doctoral Application Process

    S4E3: Demystifying the Doctoral Application Process

    The fourth Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast, where we discuss the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In episode 3, we talk about applying for graduate school, including what you should know about preparing PhD applications, how to choose a program and advisor, and what to expect during a campus visit or during interviews. 

    Featuring Daniel Colón-Ramos, Associate Professor, Yale University; Taylor McCorkle, PhD student, Drexel University; and Thibaut Pardo-García, Chief Sales Officer and Co-Founder, Microscape, Inc.

    Resources
    NIH Neuroscience Doctoral Readiness Program (DR. Program): https://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/training-career-development/diversity-awards/nih-neuroscience-doctoral-readiness-program-dr-program STAR method: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/how-to-use-the-star-interview-response-technique NIH Blueprint and BRAIN ENDURE program: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/training-career-development/diversity-awards/nih-blueprint-and-brain-initiative-endure NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25): https://nigms.nih.gov/training/PREP Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S4E4: Demystifying Doctoral Training

    S4E4: Demystifying Doctoral Training

    The fourth Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast, where we discuss the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In episode 4, we talk about succeeding in graduate school, including finding mentorship, performing research, and applying for funding.

    Featuring Maya Gosztyla, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of California San Diego; Cellas Hayes, Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University; and Shekinah Phillips, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Resources
    Individual Development Plan (IDP) resourceDSPAN F99/K00 tipsNIH RePORTER (use this to connect with other students that received the grant you’re applying for!)NINDS Advancing Diversity R25 Programs, including the UAB Neuroscience Roadmap scholars NIH funded Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES)NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative ENDURE  NINDS Diversity Supplements page Written by Maya Gosztyla: How to find, read and organize papers How to manage your time as a researcherWritten by Cellas Hayes:Black Scientists Are Not the Door to DiversityScholarships/awards:AWIS NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program SREB-STATE DOCTORAL SCHOLARS PROGRAMSfN’s Neuroscience Scholars Program SfN Trainee Professional Development AwardSmith Scholars ProgramoSTEM ScholarshipList of Cellas's applicationsInternational Brain Research OrganizationBlack in Neuro Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 52 min
    S4E5: Demystifying the Postdoctorate

    S4E5: Demystifying the Postdoctorate

    The fourth Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast, where we discuss the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In episode 5, we talk about succeeding as a postdoc, including what graduate students need to know about what to ask during a postdoc interview, how to develop independent lines of research, and when to know it’s time to enter the job market.

    Featuring E. Mae Guthman, Postdoctoral research fellow, Princeton University; Rapheal Williams, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Washington; and Mai-Anh Vu, Postdoctoral fellow, Boston University.

    Resources
    Parent K99/R00 NINDS webpage: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/training-career-development/postdoctoral-fellows/nih-pathway-independence-awardMOSAIC K99/R00 NINDS webpage: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/training-career-development/postdoctoral-fellows/mosaic-postdoctoral-career-transition-award-promote-diversity Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group on Re-envisioning NIH-supported Postdoctoral Training: https://acd.od.nih.gov/working-groups/postdocs.html NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2023: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-076.html NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (skip the postdoc): https://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence Loan Repayment Program (LRP): https://www.lrp.nih.gov/ Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 55 min
    S4E6: Demystifying Clinician-Scientist Careers

    S4E6: Demystifying Clinician-Scientist Careers

    The fourth Season of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast, where we discuss the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. We know that navigating your career can be daunting, but we're here to help—it's our job!

    In episode 6, we talk about conducting research as a clinician-scientist, including the different paths to research as a clinician and what a clinician-faculty position can look like.

    Featuring Erika Augustine, MD, Associate Chief Science Officer, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Edjah Nduom, MD, Associate Professor, Emory University; and Audrey Brumback, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin.

    Resources
    NINDS Institutional Awards for Clinician-Scientists, such as T32 and K12 Programs: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/training-career-development/institutional-grants For example, Dr. Augustine is on the leadership team of the Child Neurologist Career Development Program-K12 at Kennedy Krieger Institute: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/cncdp-k12NINDS Career Development Awards: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/training-career-development/career-development-awards OPEN Stage Webinar: Clinician Scientist Clinic – Overview of NINDS Funding Opportunities and Q&A: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/news-events/events/open-stage-webinar-clinician-scientist-clinic-overview-ninds-funding-opportunities-and-qa NIH Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education: https://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/index.html The World Wasn’t Ready for You by Justin C. Key: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-world-wasnt-ready-for-you-justin-c-key?variant=41016598036514  Transcript available at http://ninds.buzzsprout.com/.

    • 51 min

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