Persistence

 

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5000 Hours of Effort

Learning how to be a researcher takes dedication, advises F. Xavier Castellanos.

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Advice for a Tight Funding Climate

Alan F. Schatzberg describes distribution and review difficulties associated with a tight funding climate.

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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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Bad Reviews

In the grantwriting game, ego bruising is par for the course, notes David Klahr.

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Be Persistent

Realize that senior researchers have had stumbling blocks as well, says Andrea Fagiolini.

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Being Smart Helps; Being Persistent is Essential

Robert C. Pianta offers some advice on looking at the big picture when it comes to your career and research.

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Bumps in the Road

Philip A. Fisher talks about being persistent in order to meet your career and research goals.

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Climbing Mount Everest

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

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Collaboration Over Coffee

Communicating with colleagues in other fields can lead to innovative projects, states Samantha Meltzer-Brody.

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Combining Research and Clinical Careers

Pursuing synergistic research and clinical work took time, recalls David A. Axelson.

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Dealing With Disappointment

David Lewis encourages researchers to persevere through challenges.

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Developing a Thick Skin

Ruth M. O'Hara talks about learning to deal with summary sheets and other reviews.

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Find Somebody to Cry With

Darrell P. Wheeler suggests that locating a confidant is vital for young researchers.

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Focus and Discipline Lead to Success

John A. Ovretveit maintains that focus, discipline, and an organized approach helped him achieve success as a researcher.

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Have a Really Good Day Job

Be something that people need, suggests Laura Weiss Roberts, to support the path to what you need to do.

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It Pays Off

Persistence is the key to finding and retaining successful mentors, says Nalini Negi.

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It Took Me Awhile To Go Home That Day

An anecdote from John B. Reid about his first grant.

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Maintain the Long-Term Vision

Husseini K. Manji tells early researchers not to get discouraged when there are setbacks.

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Maximizing Your Academic Career Experience

Kiki D. Chang offers advice on making a life in academia as productive and enjoyable as possible.

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Not Ready for Primetime

John Landsverk talks about getting a disappointing review from NIH.

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Not a Textbook World

Success requires being able to respond to obstacles, says James P. Comer.

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Once a Proposal is out the Door, I Forget About It

John Landsverk talks about when he had 6 proposals rejected.

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Persistence and Patience with Narrative Research

Barbara H. Fiese suggests that new professors make their departments aware of the nature of their research.

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Practice, Practice, Practice

Enjoy what you do and work hard, advises Boris Birmaher.

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Resilience Pays

Determination is vital for academic success, says Peter Salovey.

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Serendipity Creates Opportunity

The right people at the right time were key in creating an inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit, explains Samantha Meltzer-Brody

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Shifting Focus as Science Expands

Alan F. Schatzberg believes adaptability is key for having a successful research career.

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Steadiness

Commitment and perseverance are essential for career development states Robert A. Sweet.

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Success Doesn't Hinge on Acceptance

Hortensia Amaro offers hope for students who face setbacks.

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Surviving Difficult Funding Periods

Megan R. Gunnar offers strategies for maintaining a research career when funding is scarce.

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Take Pleasure in the Process

David Lewis speaks to the perseverance required to pursue a finished product.

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The Third Time Was the Charm

Mark A. Frye talks about his persistence when submitting a grant.

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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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Weathering Critical Reviewer Comments

Natalie L. Rasgon recommends keeping your emotions in check when reading reviewer comments.

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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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Your Own Trajectory

Robert A. Sweet advises staying the course even when your career seems to be moving slowly.

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Featured

Weathering Critical Reviewer Comments
Natalie L. Rasgon recommends keeping your emotions in check when reading reviewer comments.


Bad Reviews
In the grantwriting game, ego bruising is par for the course, notes David Klahr.



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