Career Advice

Jun
19

Top Tips on writing your thesis

There are many ways of writing your thesis, depending on the subject matter, the regulations of your institution, and your own writing style (and that of your supervisors). So I’m not going to talk about the fine detail of sentence structure and whether you use active or passive voice.

By Liliana |
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May
08

Balancing clinical work with academia

Hi everyone, my name’s Jess and I’m writing today’s blog balancing clinical work with academia. This is an important issue for many SIOP young investigators, as many of us have clinical backgrounds and have then developed an academic interest which we try to balance alongside our work with patients. These challenges often vary based on the demands of your clinical role and on whether your research is lab-based or more clinical.

By Jessica Morgan |
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Apr
25

Young Investigators in the Spotlight

There are some inspiring young investigators worldwide focusing on a variety of different targeted therapies for pediatric cancer. I had the chance to discuss the personal experience of one of our own, Dr. Rayne Rouce, an oncology physician and researcher at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, who has devoted her time so far to teaching and to collaborative work in the field. She is an avid volunteer and has volunteered for several years for many volunteer organizations in the field. Below is a summary of our conversation

By David Steffin |
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Apr
17

Balancing Family Life and Research

Hi everybody! My name is Liliana, I am a pediatric oncologist and a Young Investigator. I would like to start a discussion about what I consider is one of the most important challenges in our life as researchers, clinicians and scientists: How to “balance” a family life and a demanding professional life.

By Liliana |
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Mar
27

How to deal with writer’s anxiety?

Hi everyone! My name is Rene Marke, and I am a board member of the SIOP-YI network. Today I would like to share some thoughts on writer’s anxiety with you. As a third year PhD student at Radboudumc Nijmegen in the Netherlands, my daily life is often dominated by one overwhelming feeling: I feel guilty [...]
By Rene |
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Mar
20

First time at a conference

Hi everyone. Today I would like to give some advice for attending your first conference a.k.a how to manage 2-3 very intense days

By Rene |
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Feb
27

Mentoring

Hi everyone! My name is David, and I am a SIOP YI member from Houston, TX, USA. I’m currently a post-doctoral clinical fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital, with a specialty interest in the field of targeted therapies with respect to brain tumors.

By David Steffin |
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