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.
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
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.
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!
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.