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Balancing Responsibilities

 

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A Healthy Lifestyle

Ihsan M. Salloum advises that taking care of your health and personal life will help your work.

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A Juggling Act

Connecting research and community, explains Darrell P. Wheeler, is one way to become an agent of social change.

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A Slower Track

Mary C. Blehar talks about family responsibilities and her career trajectory.

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A Willingness to Adjust

Gary S. Sachs underscores the importance of making time for one's life outside of work.

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Academia Allows for Flexibility

Joachim F. Hallmayer talks about working in an academic setting.

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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 N of One

If you're a member of a non-dominant group, the demands of representation affect scholarly productivity, explains Darrell P. Wheeler.

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Balance in Terms of the Arc

Laura Weiss Roberts posits that a life-work balance shifts to reflect where you are in your career and your life.

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Balance is Cyclical

Aude Henin describes an approach to keeping balance between one's personal and professional life.

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Be Selfish of Your Time

Charles L. Bowden cautions researchers to be careful in the use of their time.

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Being Responsible for More and More

Don't allow yourself to be pulled in too many different directions, advises Kiki D. Chang.

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Between Papers & Patients

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

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Clinical/Research Connection

John E. Bates talks about the vital connection between practice and research.

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Common Sense Can Be Wrong

Gary S. Sachs reveals the unconventional "secret" that helped him get through the demanding, early years of his career.

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Critical Fights Only, Please

Patricia E. Molina suggests that early career researchers think carefully about what is -- and what is not -- important to them.

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Difficult Choices

Ruth M. O'Hara talks about personal circumstances that influenced her career trajectory.

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Difficult Decisions

Elizabeth L. George explains how careful decisions and a supportive mentor allowed her to balance career and family.

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Difficult to Disconnect

José Szapocznik recognizes that research is not a 9-5 job, but a strong team can make the workload easier.

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Do Whatever You Can to Get Protected Time

Douglas Kondo discusses the challenge of making time for research and writing.

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Dust Yourself Off

Luis H. Zayas suggests that family space can offer both respite from and support for academic labor.

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Factor in Protected Time, Mentors, and Location

Marschall Runge recommends finding balance when choosing mentors and accepting job offers.

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Finding a Balance Between Life and Work

Robert C. Malenka promotes efficient time management as the key to balancing one's personal and professional life.

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Finding the Shoe That Fits

Making decisions that affect your career trajectory is not easy, says Mary Ann McCabe.

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Formal and Informal Support

Jeannette R. Ickovics describes how family support structures affect career trajectory.

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Going the Administrative Route

Marschall Runge shares why he chose to take on administrative responsibilities.

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Handling the Role Strain

Figuring out how to handle infinite needs is a key part of success, says Laura Weiss Roberts.

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Have a Long-Term and a Short-Term View

Robert Sellers gives some career advice for early researchers.

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Having Both Career and Family Is Possible

Noreen Reilly-Harrington points out the scheduling flexibility available in a research career.

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Having a Family Affects Your Research

Celia B. Fisher found a way to have both yin and yang in her life.

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I've Never Felt Burdened

Roger D. Weiss, has a workable plan B if the grant money dries up.

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If You Can Organize Your Lab. . .

Patricia E. Molina suggests that applying logical structure to your personal life can make both personal and professional lives easier.

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Increased Responsibilities After Tenure

Opportunities and expectations grow with professional advancement, warns Ruth M. O'Hara, so think carefully about what you should do and can't do.

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Integration of Work and Family

Jeannette R. Ickovics speaks about having isolated time and integrated time when dealing with career and family responsibilities.

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It's Not a Job

Boris Birmaher enjoys the end product of hard work.

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Just Say No

Assess how full your plate is before agreeing to more work, advises Megan R. Gunnar.

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Keeping the Door Open

Having a positive impact involves making daily choices about commitments and activities, explains Darrell P. Wheeler.

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Know What You Can Cope With

William A. Vega talks about stressful times trying to balance family and work responsibilities.

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Leading a CTSA Medical Research Center

Marschall Runge describes how he helps keep the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute on course.

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Learn to Say No

Junior faculty of color are often pulled in many directions, says Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

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Love and Work

Mark S. Bauer talks about the balance between work and family life.

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Making Time for Work and Family

David Lewis shares his thoughts on balancing career and family.

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Mommy Days and Daddy Days

Judy Garber talks about the challenges and joys of balancing family and work life.

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No Prescribed Road Map for Women

Bonnie Zima explains that university policies are changing to support family life.

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Parenting Throughout Your Career

Ruth M. O'Hara talks about parenting a teenager while maintaining a career.

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Prioritizing Work-Life Needs

Eliana Perrin shares her approach to achieving work-life balance.

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Put Yourself in the Equation

Margaret Beale Spencer attests that integrating multiple personas can provide personal and professional satisfaction.

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Running a Basic Science Lab

Robert C. Malenka provides tips on how to successfully run a basic science lab.

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Serving as a Pipeline

Ethnic minority academicians experience extra burden at times, believes Joaquin Borrego, Jr.

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Set Reasonable Goals

The ability to set and meet small goals helps with overall productivity states Erika E. Forbes.

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Staying on Top of the To-Do List

Aude Henin offers some time-saving pointers for managing the details of a research career.

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Struggle and Drive

Howard J. Aizenstein finds the flexibility of research helps him balance the demands of academia and family.

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The Bigger Picture

Michael E. Thase examines the task of dividing time between work and family.

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The Connection Between Clinical and Policy Work

Cassandra Simmel believes that clinicians need to understand the implications of policies that may affect their clients.

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Time Management Survival Kit

Enola K. Proctor discusses how she juggles multiple demands on her time.

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Work Comes Second

Vishwajit Nimgaonkar advises paying close attention to your personal life.

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Your Companion

The support you get from your partner can make or break you, says Patricia E. Molina.

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Balance in Terms of the Arc
Laura Weiss Roberts posits that a life-work balance shifts to reflect where you are in your career and your life.


Factor in Protected Time, Mentors, and Location
Marschall Runge recommends finding balance when choosing mentors and accepting job offers.



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