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Liliana
Liliana
October 18, 2018

Meet the SIOP YI Awardees 2018 – Brittany B. Campbell, PhD

Hi there! My name is Liliana and during the following weeks, our blog will be dedicated to our SIOP Young Investigator & Young Talent Award winners!

Gemma
Gemma
October 1, 2018

An Overview of the Young Investigator Education Day in Kyoto!

This week on the blog I am delighted to give you all an overview of our speakers our 4th SIOP YI Education day which will be held on Friday 16th November 2018.

Liliana
Liliana
September 24, 2018

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.

Liliana
Liliana
September 17, 2018

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.

Liliana
Liliana
August 27, 2018

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 [...]
Jessica Morgan
Jessica Morgan
August 13, 2018

Am I a YI?

Hi, my name is Jess Morgan –I’m a member of the SIOP YI-NET board and an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in the UK (I work part time as a clinician, and part time as a researcher). This week I’m blogging about what makes a SIOP Young Investigator, and also sharing a little bit about the YI […]

Liliana
Liliana
August 6, 2018

To tweet or not to tweet

Hi there! I am Liliana, SIOP YI board member and I would like to share some (serious) social media tips for academics.  Some might think that social media channels are only considered as fun sites for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about personal life, but the truth is that for many people over the past years they have become a powerful source of communication, networking, and even education. However, there are some interesting tips that can help #YoungInvestigators using the social media channels properly without an excessive time-consuming guilt and focus in building a professional network and research!

Liliana
Liliana
July 23, 2018

Linking patients and families with clinical trials: the U-Link initiative

Hi everyone. My name is Dr. Sarah Cohen-Gogo, I am a French pediatric oncology fellow.   Today I would like to let you know about a French recent initiative called U-Link (http://u-link.eu/) U-Link is an internet platform, entirely dedicated to pediatric oncology. It aims to inform parents, families and health professionals about open clinical trials […]

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