Passion

 

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A Deep Sense of Calling

Laura Weiss Roberts describes why academics has been the perfect career for her.

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A Need for Minority Researchers

Keith A. Trujillo talks about why it's important to support minority researchers in the biomedical sciences.

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A Pre-Tenure Risk

Teresa D. LaFromboise went against conventional advice in deciding to follow her passion.

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A Sense of Purpose

Military medicine provided Jeannette South-Paul an opportunity to makes changes at the global level.

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Active Ingredients of a Successful Research Career

If you have enthusiasm as a researcher, you can walk before you run, advises Roger S. McIntyre.

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Advice for Budding Implementation Researchers

Abe Wandersman reflects on the qualities and skills required for success in the field of implementation.

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Aim High

Combining the highest possible standards with passion allows your work to build upon itself, says Jeannette R. Ickovics.

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Aligning Joy

Joy in your professional activities is one way of seeking a work-life balance, says Laura Weiss Roberts.

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An Eye on the Big Picture

Mark S. Bauer talks about what will sustain you over the long haul.

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Bake Your Own Cake

Boris Birmaher talks about working hard as an early researcher.

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Between Papers & Patients

Michael J. Ostacher outlines the challenges in moonlighting as a researcher.

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Climbing Mount Everest

William A. Vega has encouraging words for researchers about handling rejection.

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Contributing Something New

Alan F. Schatzberg encourages researchers to have fun while navigating their career path.

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Drinking Scotch at 7am

Edward Seidman advises being open to different experiences and finding your own path in research.

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Exhausting but Fun

Working with young people keeps his job fun, states John Landsverk.

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Find Something that Fascinates You

Wayne Drevets talks about how he chose bipolar disorder as a career.

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Follow Your Nose

Focusing on career strategies can make you lose sight of your inner voice, believes Jay Belsky.

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Go With Your Gut

Respect your emotions toward your work, advises Peter Salovey.

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Going Out on a Limb

Maria Elena Torre advises other graduate students not to simply follow their advisors' research agendas.

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It's A Lot Like Investing

David Brent advises researchers to have both persistence and passion.

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It's Not About Competition

Margaret Beale Spencer suggests that combining a sense of purpose and a standard of excellence allows natural career evolution.

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Know What's Driving You

Certain skills are important for success, states Bonnie Zima.

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Looking for Inspiration

It's a long road, so pay attention to what inspires you, advises William A. Vega.

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Making Gut Decisions

F. Xavier Castellanos advises listening to natural responses when making decisions.

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No Immediate Answers

Epidemiology research requires a different approach, says Vishwajit Nimgaonkar.

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Passion Makes the Difference

Passion, persistence, and mentorship are key to having a successful career, states Samantha Meltzer-Brody.

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Passion's Passion

John B. Reid describes his enthusiasm for research and mentoring.

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Pay Attention to Happiness

Mary Ann McCabe suggests being particularly mindful when choosing your career path.

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Privilege and Responsibility

Taking work seriously is a way to honor privilege, explains Margaret Beale Spencer.

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Pursue Your Vision

David Lewis reveals four factors he believes are key to developing a successful research career.

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Research Enhances Teaching

It's important that students see their professors conducting research, says Elwood L. Robinson.

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Research That's Personally Meaningful

Maria Elena Torre provides a graduate student's perspective on balancing work and research.

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Synergism

Ellen Frank talks about how her master's in English literature led to a PhD in psychology.

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Three Qualities of a Good Researcher

Enthusiasm, perseverance, and staying informed are three vital characteristics of a successful researcher, says Ihsan M. Salloum.

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Two Important Influences

Nancy Gonzales talks about researchers as social innovators.

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Two Kinds of Researchers

David Elkind advises researchers to nourish their gifts.

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When Ego Gets Beyond 40%

Jay Belsky talks about the balance between ego and curiosity.

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Your Interests Will Come Together

John Landsverk shows that even disparate interests can merge on the career path.

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Privilege and Responsibility
Taking work seriously is a way to honor privilege, explains Margaret Beale Spencer.


Find Something that Fascinates You
Wayne Drevets talks about how he chose bipolar disorder as a career.



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