Career Advice

On worklife balance

Hi all. It is our great pleasure to introduce Jérémie Gaudichon, MD and PhD-to-be from France. He has agreed to write about work/life balance from a male perspective, and we are very grateful for his contribution to the blog.

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Dealing with Rejection

No, not by a playgroup, a lover, or even a medical school.  I am writing about rejection of ones beloved manuscript by a medical journal.

By Gemma |
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Grant Writing

Julia Staykova runs a small training and consulting company, Scriptorium, dedicated to helping scientists write better grants.

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Training your English (for all the non-native speakers out there….)

Hi everyone. My name is Sarah, I am a French pediatric oncology fellow and also a new member of the YI Blog committee. Today I would like to share my thoughts with you, about how I try and train my English and why I think it is a major part of being an active YI, if English is not your mother tongue.

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An Overview of our YI-NET Mentorship Programme

Hi everyone! My name is Gemma. I’m a YI Board member from the U.K. Today on the blog I am posting on behalf of Dr Enrico Pozzo, who is a YI committee member and contributes to our Mentorship working group. Here’s what Enrico had to say:

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Aug
14

SIOP Young Investigators Educational Day 2017

Hi, I’m Jess and I’m the chair of the SIOP YI-NET Educational Day committee for 2017. I’m writing today to let you know more about the Educational Day this year and to hopefully get you excited about all the different opportunities on offer!

By Jessica Morgan |
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Jul
17

Balancing Multiple and Diverse Research Interests

Hi everyone! Today I am posting on behalf of previous SIOP YI-NET member Kathryn Demanelis (USA), check out her post about how she balances her diverse research interests:
I am not sure if I am the best person to write about how to balance research interests since I am generally interested in everything. My dissertation research examined two broad topics: descriptive pediatric cancer epidemiology in Southeast Asia and chronic cadmium exposure and its effects on the epigenome. Both of these projects were based in Thailand and focused on vulnerable populations. Otherwise, these projects are quite different and involve very different datasets, types of analyses, and research questions.

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Jun
26

Integrating clinical and research interests

Today I am posting on behalf of Jack Brzezinski, who today is writing about integrating clinical and research interests. Take it away Jack!

It can be tough to be a successful scientist at the same time as you carry on a clinical practice. On one end, you have the same responsibilities to your patients as any other clinician. On the other end, you are trying to compete for the same grant money as pure scientists who can focus on their science and don’t have a clinical practice to worry about. However, there are also distinct advantages to being a mixed clinician-scientist and with a little bit of time management you can use the job mix to your advantage.

By Gemma |
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