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Laying a Foundation

 

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A Common Field of Knowledge

Ph.D.'s and M.D.'s who work in bipolar disorder share a common language, believes Flavio Kapczinski.

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A Costly Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is one of the most costly of the psychiatric conditions, says David J. Kupfer.

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A Sense of Autonomy

Ruth M. O'Hara advocates a collaborative effort between mentor and mentee.

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A Well-Rounded Commitment

Joseph R. Calabrese believes that patient care is an important predictor of success in the field of bipolar disorder research.

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A Work in Progress

A career in research requires continued training and flexibility, states Margarita Alegría.

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An Institute's Culture

Know what the expectations are for service, research, and teaching in your institution, suggests Keith A. Trujillo.

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Attending a Career Development Institute

Michael J. Ostacher established key relationships as a CDI trainee.

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Being Shy

Overcoming shyness was an important step in the career of Howard J. Aizenstein.

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CTSA Training and Education Support

Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) centers offer support and partnership opportunities for researchers at all career stages, says Marschall Runge.

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Career Development Institutes

Jane N. Kogan talks about how career development institutes foster vital collaborations among researchers.

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Design Studies that Industry Won't Do

Joseph R. Calabrese describes one way to sync academic research with industry studies.

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Developing Independence Through Teamwork

Finding an area of research while collaborating with more senior researchers is key, believes Marc Atkins.

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Don't Be in a Hurry

Take advantage of opportunities that come along, advises Ellen Frank.

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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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Early Publication Strategies

Natalie L. Rasgon urges junior investigators to be team players early on to maximize their publication opportunities.

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Errors on the Way to Tenure

Kenneth Dodge suggests that developing an interest in a problem should drive a career.

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Find Your Research Environment

Professors are not the only teachers at a research institution, suggests José Szapocznik.

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Focus on Publishing Early

Natalie L. Rasgon encourages early career researchers to prioritize publishing over travel.

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Getting Connected through Training Institutes

Jodi M. Gonzalez talks about networking at training programs.

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Identify the Best Processes

Nancy Gonzales suggests finding a niche in a field that is not yet mature and making interventions in that field culturally sensitive from their inception.

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Involvement in APA

Alan F. Schatzberg has been involved with the APA at both the grassroots and academic levels.

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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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K12 Award Suits Interdisciplinary Researchers

Jordan F. Karp describes how a K12, an institutional funding mechanism, can be beneficial for researchers working in multiple disciplines.

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Learn the Unwritten Rules

Entering into an academic position for the first time can be daunting, explains Stephen M. Quintana.

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Long-Term Gains

Postdoc fellowships can help in the long run, says Joachim F. Hallmayer.

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Making Part-Time Work

Laura Weiss Roberts explains how she made professional development a priority when working part-time.

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Mind the Gaps

Fill in the areas that your formal education might have missed, suggests Wayne Drevets.

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Obtain Management Skills Early

Learn how to manage your projects early, advises Jane N. Kogan.

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Our Biggest Challenge

Joseph R. Calabrese describes the problem of epiphenomena.

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Outline for a Successful Research Career

Be true to yourself, believes Charles F. Reynolds III.

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Post-docs Offer Independence

Keith A. Trujillo talks about the importance of post graduate work in the biomedical sciences.

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Promoting Nursing Research in Latin America

Lynda Wilson describes a 3-week nursing research institute at the University of Alabama.

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Promoting Psychiatry Research

Harold Pincus reflects on the opportunities he has had to bring research and practice together.

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Put Your Office Near the Lab

Being present is extremely important for lab management states Robert A. Sweet.

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Read, Choose a Model, Then Ask a Question

Have a broad knowledge of the field, advises Nancy Gonzales.

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Responding to Changes on a K Award

Erum Nadeem discusses how her K award to study trauma in schools evolved over time and how she was able to roll with the punches.

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Scratching the Surface

Studies that change lives lie at the heart of a successful research career, states Joseph R. Calabrese.

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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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Steadiness

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

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Strategic View in Career Development

Taking the long view of a research career is vital, says Aude Henin.

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Take Courses in Advanced Methods

Hortensia Amaro advises early career researchers to embrace difficult coursework.

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Take Your Show on the Road

Natalie L. Rasgon promotes the professional benefits of collaboration, particularly with international colleagues.

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The Changing Culture of Bipolar Research

Joseph R. Calabrese charts growing research areas in Bipolar Disorder research.

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The Future of Psychiatry

Charles F. Reynolds III believes the talented young professionals in the field are the future of psychiatry.

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The Importance of Maintaining Clinical Skills

Maintaining clinical skills can enhance your learning opportunities and career choices states Alan F. Schatzberg.

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The MARC Program

Elwood L. Robinson describes a program for undergraduates to support them in their research careers.

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The Three-Sentence Focus

Being able to summarize his research succintly helps Jess Fiedorowicz prioritize projects.

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Transitioning from Your Home Institution

Mark A. Frye tells about an opportunity that presented itself at the right time.

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Writing Moves You Forward

Jess Fiedorowicz says that the advice to write every day has stuck with him.

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A Sense of Autonomy
Ruth M. O'Hara advocates a collaborative effort between mentor and mentee.


Promoting Psychiatry Research
Harold Pincus reflects on the opportunities he has had to bring research and practice together.



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