Career Development

Nov
26

Inside the lab, behind the scenes

Undergraduate students, health professionals, patients, patients’ families – all of you are invited to know about our routine in a research laboratory. I am Francianne, a Biomedical Scientist who has been studying cancer for a long time! What does motivate me? The challenge to understand the etiology of the disease, and thus working towards prevention and successful treatment. Today I would like to share with you what I have experienced in the lab.

By Liliana |
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Sep
24

Global HOPE: Tackling Childhood Cancer in Africa

On August 9th, 2018, The East African Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship program celebrated the graduation of its first class of four fellows in Kampala, Uganda. This was just two months after 6 children and their parents rang the survivor bell at the Kamuzu National Referral Hospital in Malawi. Until recently, these milestones in pediatric healthcare in Africa were scarce.

By Liliana |
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Sep
17

Ten reasons why you should (not) start a PhD

I am a MD, with a PhD is cancer genetics and I was wanting to tell you a little about some of my views on why you should, or should not do a PhD. This is especially relevant for YIs with a medical background, whose core training is already so long and intense. Still, you might be considering this PhD option and I hope this post can be of guidance to you.

By Liliana |
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Better together

Better together Do you know someone who had cancer? And a child with cancer? Although you may answer “yes” to one or both of these questions, many types of cancer are classified as rare diseases. My name is Francianne and have begun my young investigation career studying acute leukemia in children. The subtype myeloid leukemia [...]
By Liliana |
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Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)

Hi everyone, I am Austin Brown, a molecular epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas (USA). Over the past several years, I have been fortunate to collaborate with the . I am pleased to announce the CCSS has released applications for the 2019 CCSS Career Development Award. The […]

By Gemma |
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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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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.

By Gemma |
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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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