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Rene
Rene
September 4, 2017

It’s Mental Health Month on the SIOP YI Blog!

My name is Rene Marke, I am a 4th year PhD student and board member of the SIOP-YI network. I would like to welcome you to the SIOP YI Mental Health month.

Gemma
Gemma
August 28, 2017

My experience of working at a pediatric oncology camp

Hi everyone! Today I am posting on behalf of YI NET Member Diana Withrow, who is sharing her experiences of volunteering at a pediatric oncology camp.

For the past six nights, I have slept on a bottom bunk and awoken to the view of the Shenandoah Valley out my window. I have shared a space smaller than my bedroom with five people – my co-counselors and three 11- and 12-year-old survivors of childhood cancer. For the girls, it was their first time at Camp Fantastic, an NIH-affiliated weeklong overnight camp in Virginia exclusively for children affected by cancer.

Jessica Morgan
Jessica Morgan
August 14, 2017

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!

David
David
August 1, 2017

Welcome to Fellowship!

Hi Everyone! I’m David, a member of SIOP YI. Today I am posting on behalf of Matthew Henderson, a new clinical hematology/oncology fellow at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, who was kind enough to share his excitement in his first month in pediatric heme/onc fellowship.

Gemma
Gemma
July 17, 2017

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.

Gemma
Gemma
July 3, 2017

On Work Life Balance and Parental Guilt

Hi everyone! I’m Gemma, a member of SIOP YI and a qualitative researcher in paediatric palliative care in the UK. Today I’m writing about something I’ve struggled with in the past: guilt.

Gemma
Gemma
June 26, 2017

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.

Liliana
Liliana
June 19, 2017

Top Tips on writing your thesis

There are many ways of writing your thesis, depending on the subject matter, the regulations of your institution, and your own writing style (and that of your supervisors). So I’m not going to talk about the fine detail of sentence structure and whether you use active or passive voice.

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