Dr. Luz Claudio, who trains postdoctoral students in research techniques, is one of a few minority women senior faculty members at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She credits her achievements to the mentoring she received in the past 25 years.“A mentor is somebody who can be impartial when it comes to providing you advice,” she said. “Your needs will change throughout your working lifetime and you will need different viewpoints along the way. Ultimately, the mentee will make their own decisions.”
Writing a perfect letter of recommendation can seem intimidating, especially if you have never written one. The struggle between staying honest to yourself while trying not to destroy one’s future is always challenging. You don’t want to make things up, but you are even more unwilling to write a template-like vague, dull and unconvincing letter.
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I now mentor many students. One of the most important things I teach them is scientific writing. It’s the main thing Dr. Brosnan taught to me and was the biggest key to my success.
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"A large portion of diseases is preventable. This is not a widespread concept, partly because the health-care system is really a “disease-care” system, where the emphasis is on managing disease once people have it, not on preventing disease. The environment plays a significant part in health and disease. The World Health Organization estimated that globally, a quarter of disease in adults and more than a third of children’s diseases are caused by environmental factors. For example, 20% of lower respiratory infections are attributed to indoor and outdoor air pollution."
So, make environmental health part of your healthier lifestyle resolutions.
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The men and women getting off the plane looked like an army of ancient soldiers marching into the battle, only instead of spears or quivers of arrows each weary traveler carried a thin brown or black tube slung across their shoulders. As we all marched down the hall toward baggage claim, I turned to one of them. “What’s with all of the tubes,” I asked. “They’re too small for golf clubs.” He smiled and filled me in. “We’re all presenting posters at a conference this weekend,” he said.
If your new look for the new year includes straightening your hair, be aware that some chemical straighteners can damage your hair and potentially also your health. "Finally, no conversation about chemical straighteners would be complete without mentioning the F-word: formaldehyde. Keratin hair straighteners or Brazilian blowout products are always a concern among experts because they contain formaldehyde, which is a toxic chemical ingredient, says Dr. Luz Claudio, Tenured Professor of Department of Preventive Medicine."
Certain companies involve interns in high-profile projects, but that’s not always the case. Whether you liked it or not, chances are you got stuck doing a bunch of grunt work when you were an intern. Let’s just hope you didn’t get used to it!
In contrast to being an intern or a student, full-time employees—even entry-level ones—are expected to do more than just follow orders. “At permanent positions, you’re expected to have more than a superficial understanding of the work topic and be a bit more independent,” says Luz Claudio, professor and chief of the Division of International Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
So, how can media coverage of science be improved? Research scientist Luz Claudio, Ph.D., author of How To Write And Publish A Scientific Paper: The Step-By-Step Guide, advises researchers to write their own press releases with the help of their institution's press office to get the message out. "Also, they should answer reporters' inquiries in writing rather than giving telephone interviews in order to reduce the potential for misinterpretation of results," she says in an e-mail interview.
US doctoral students may find that their dissertation committee can double up as a board of career mentors By Alaina Levine Nature 533,429-430
Claudio knew that she wanted to work at the intersection of public-health research and policy. Today, as head of the division of international health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, Claudio has won renown for her work on asthma in low-income communities. She credits her relationship with the committee member: “That experience changed my life.”
“One measure of success for professors is the success of their students,” says Claudio.
As a result of this project, we will train over 180 people to develop team skills to understand, select and use genomics data tools and approaches,” Kovatch and colleagues Luz Claudio, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine, and Andrew Sharp, Ph.D., senior faculty member and associate professor of genetics and genomic sciences, stated in an abstract of their grant proposal. The course will be offered online via Coursera, they added.."
Because of this experience, Dr. Claudio applies the same principles as a mentor for underrepresented students in science. She says all of her mentees “are expected to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals or present them in professional conferences… because the publication of a scientific research paper in a peer-reviewed journal is one of the top accomplishments that a student can have in a STEM program.”
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