How to keep and nurture your mental health in academia

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Doing research is mentally challenging. Scientists have to cope with many failures, frustrations, and uncertainties. In addition, the highly competitive academic environment, constant evaluations, and grant deadlines are not helpful. Mental health problems in academia are more common than many scientists want to admit. Here, I want to share a few scientifically-proven tips on how […]

Anna Marisa Di Staulo

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Greetings. I am a Research Technician in the Department of Physiology here at Northwestern University. I graduated from Saint Louis University (SLU) in 2015 with my B.S. in Exercise Science. Following graduation, I worked in a patellofemoral pain 3-D motion capture laboratory at SLU before beginning a clinical trial coordinator position at Washington University in […]

Science Communication and Media training with Nicole Woitowich and Kristin Samuelson

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In February we hosted Nicole Woitowich (Director of Science Outreach and Education, Women’s Health Research Institute, Northwestern University) and Kristin Samuelson (Media Relations Specialist/Video Producer and Health Sciences Writer, Northwestern University) for a science communication and media workshop. Here, I would like to briefly summarize and share some of the key concepts and most useful […]

Roslyn Taylor, PhD

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I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Cellular and Molecular Biology department at Northwestern. I am the first woman in my family to receive a Bachelor’s Degree (Spanish) and a PhD (Immunology). I work in Tom Hope’s lab, where we focus on HIV transmission. My research examines mother-to-child HIV transmission through breastfeeding and HIV pre-clinical […]

Alison Hernandez

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I am Alison Hernandez, PhD, RN-BC. I am a bi-lingual and bi-cultural (Mexica- American) medical surgical board certified registered nurse. I have my PhD in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago where I was part of the Robert Wood Johnson – Future of Nursing Scholar; a program that helps propel nurses through their […]

Colleen Furey

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My name is Colleen Furey and I am a fourth year graduate student in the Driskill Graduate Program at Northwestern, working towards a Ph.D. in Life Sciences. I work in a virology lab within the Microbiology-Immunology department and my project broadly focuses on understanding the role of different proteins that regulate the microtubule network during […]

Jenny Kopach

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As Science Olympiad Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, I oversee the operations of Science Olympiad and manage sponsor program implementation with Fortune 500 businesses, government agencies, scientific associations and institutions of higher education. Two of my proudest achievements have been developing the Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative and expanding the Elementary […]

Luhan Tracy Zhou, MS

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I completed my B.A. in Psychology at the University of Rochester in 2014, which is where my passion for science and research began. I was a Head Research Assistant working with Dr. Jeremy Jamieson studying the impacts of stress on decisions, emotions, and performance. I then continued exploring my interest in the sciences through summer […]

Haley E. Titus, PhD

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At the Miami University Leadershape Retreat in the summer of 2005 I defined my vision; to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as my mother has secondary progressive MS. The steps I have taken so far include graduating from Miami University with a minor in neuroscience and graduating from Wright State University with a Master’s in Science after […]