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Jessica Morgan
May 8, 2017

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.

Rene
Rene
May 1, 2017

My Experience with Lecturing

Hi everybody!

This is Rene again. I’m a PhD student in the Netherlands focusing on chemotherapy resistance in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I would like to share some thoughts I have on teaching.

David
David
April 25, 2017

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

Liliana
Liliana
April 17, 2017

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.

David
David
April 11, 2017

Who´s behind the Blog?

The SIOP YI-NET Blog is a platform where young investigators worldwide can interact and share

experiences and ideas with one another. Discussion topics focus on issues regarding conducting

research or clinical work in pediatric oncology as well as work-life balance and other practical issues that

are commonly experiences among young investigators.

Please meet the young investigators of SIOP who are facilitating the Blog!

Victoria Forster
Victoria Forster
April 3, 2017

A Guide to Twitter for Young Investigators

Hi Everyone! I’m Vicky and today I’ve written a rough guide for anyone thinking of using Twitter.

LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook – the list of platforms by which we as young investigators can share our research continues to grow, but which one should you use? Much like learning to write scientifically and limit our natural tendency to waffle and digress, social media is also a unique vocation. Personally as a lab-based postdoctoral fellow, Twitter is by far my favourite medium for sharing my work and discussing issues more widely related to science, such as policy and politics.

Rene
Rene
March 27, 2017

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 [...]
Rene
Rene
March 20, 2017

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

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