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Professors Elizabeth Matsui and Roger Peng talk about life in the academic trenches, telling it like it is.
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Jan 15, 2017

Elizabeth and Roger welcome Al Sommer, former Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Professor of Epidemiology and International Health. They discuss following (some of) the rules in academia, identifying good ideas, and ignoring the job description.

Show notes:

Ten Lessons in Public Health: https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Lessons-Public-Health-Inspiration/dp/1421409046/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484510678&sr=8-1&keywords=10+lessons+in+public+health

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Jan 3, 2017

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the art of writing and interpreting letters of recommendation.

Dec 22, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about managing your mentor and different mentorship structures, including the shadow mentor.

Dec 13, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk with special guest Jeff Leek what to do when a colleague publishes something that appears to be wrong. They also discuss keeping up with the literature.

Dec 6, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the ways academic credit and why and when getting credit may or may not matter.

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Nov 30, 2016

Elizabeth interviews Roger about his career trajectory and tries to learn what makes him tick.

 

Notes:

The Art of Data Science

A favorite paper in JASA by Y. Ogata

Imbens and Rubin paper

Biostatistics vs. Lab Research

 

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Nov 19, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the (unexpectedly?) outsized influence of personalities on collaborations and careers.

Nov 14, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about how we evaluate professional success in academia and its unintended consequences.

Oct 30, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger give the inside scoop on applying and interviewing for your first faculty position.

Oct 23, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about recognizing and managing misaligned incentives and unfunded mandates in academia.

Oct 16, 2016
Elizabeth and Roger talk about writing:  How much they do it, helpful habits, and the many different forms of writing in academia.
Oct 10, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about managing risk and dealing with failure and rejection.

Oct 2, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk to a special guest and Full Professor, Brian Caffo, about the challenges of being on the other side of promotion to full professor.

Show notes:

Brian Caffo's web abode

Brian Caffo on Twitter

Sep 26, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the academic wardrobe and academic metrics for prestige-real and perceived.

Notes:

Getting email responses from busy people: http://simplystatistics.org/2011/09/23/getting-email-responses-from-busy-people/

Sep 16, 2016
Elizabeth and Roger talk about being woefully unprepared to build, manage, and mentor a research team.
Sep 13, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the role of gender in academic careers (and what it's like to feel like a fish out of water).

Show notes:

Guardian article on why women leave academia: https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2012/may/24/why-women-leave-academia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Sep 5, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger discuss a recent opinion piece in PNAS as well as keeping the grant-to-paper ratio in check.

 

Show notes:

Science in the age of selfies http://www.pnas.org/content/113/34/9384.full

The Troubled Future of Colleges and Universities http://gking.harvard.edu/publications/troubled-future-colleges-and-universities

 

Aug 29, 2016

Roger is back from vacation and he and Elizabeth discuss taking vacations as an academic. Also discussed are using social media (such as Twitter) and what it means to be a "real academic".

Aug 5, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about finding and maintaining (and sometimes ending) collaborations.

Jul 26, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the finances of salaries in academia: where money comes from (not trees!), how it travels through the university, and why it matters for your career.

Jul 13, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk grants: where ideas come from, how to recognize the good ones, and what the characteristics of a fundable grant are. Also, responses to the first listener feedback.

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Jul 8, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the keys to success that no one tells you (and imaginary friends).

Jul 1, 2016

Elizabeth and Roger talk about how they landed in academia, why they’ve stayed, and the topics that will be covered in future episodes.

 

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