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  • IWiN Course: Creating a Favorable Work Climate

    • Oct 25, 2021

    Learn about what makes an inclusive work environment in the Creating a Favorable Work Climate course, created by SfN’s Increasing Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) project with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Ranu Jung on Neural Engineering and Her Philosophy Behind Bringing Discoveries to Humans

    • Oct 8, 2021

    Ranu Jung designs neural engineering projects that drive the process of transforming basic discoveries into clinical applications. In this interview she explains how collaborative projects can at once advance the understanding of the brain and the development of medical devices.

  • Tips for Mentoring the Next Generation

    • Oct 4, 2021

    Learn how mentors can best adapt their advice to a changing field and prepare the next generation of neuroscientists.

  • The 10 Constants Throughout a Changing Career

    • Oct 4, 2021

    Ups and downs, achievements and challenges - your career will be full of them. Through these changes, there will be some constants. Knowing these will help you successfully advance your career. Contemplate these constants to keep you grounded and true to your character and interests as your career transforms.

  • Planning for the Future: Individual Development Plans

    • Sep 21, 2021

    Individual Development Plans (IDPs) help mentors and mentees create customized goals and draw a training map that allows them to measure success. Find out how an NIH representative, a program director, and a graduate student use IDPs to create opportunities for career success.

  • How to Be Your Best at Networking

    • Sep 16, 2021

    Networking is crucial to establishing and growing in your career. Whether you plan to work in academia your entire career or switch paths and work beyond the bench, your network is vital. Head to Neuronline for tips on building the best network.

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationship

    • Sep 9, 2021

    The qualities of a good protégé include effective communication, trust, flexibility, patience, openness, optimism, and persistence. Check out these tips to get the most out of your mentorship.

  • Communicating Your Science to the Non Expert

    • Sep 2, 2021

    As a neuroscientist, your research could benefit all of humanity, yet it’s so hard to talk about with the very people who it could help.  Watch this Neuronline webinar for advice on talking about your research in a way that legislators, health advocates, reporters, and others can understand.

  • Creating Individual Development Plans: A How-To Guide

    • Sep 2, 2021

    Read tips on Neuronline to help you say yes or no with greater confidence and ease the next time you're approached to take on a project you don't have the capacity for.

  • Vivian Mushahwar on Challenging Herself in Spinal Cord Injury Research

    • Aug 10, 2021

    Vivian Mushahwar designs rehabilitation interventions for people with spinal cord injuries. Read about her career path in detail, how mentors have guided her, and her advice for trainees on discovering your passion, choosing a faculty position, and navigating challenges as a woman in science.

  • Gentry Patrick on Building Pathways for Students to Find Their STEM Identities

    • Aug 4, 2021

    Gentry Patrick is the director of mentorship and diversity at the University of California at San Diego. In the interview, learn how he continues to educate others to use their platform as science educators to empower young scientists.

  • Conveying the Excitement of Scientific Discovery Through Fiction

    • Jul 26, 2021

    Now retired from a career in neuroscience, Nick Ingoglia has been working toward writing a novel that combines neuroscience research with the fictional lives of a diverse group of characters. In this interview, Ingoglia shares how he incorporates his research experience into his writing, what he hopes audiences take away from his novels, and tips for scientists looking to explore a writing career.

  • Breaking the Stigma: Neuroscientists Prioritizing Our Own Mental Health as a Community

    • Jul 14, 2021

    Poor mental health among academics and researchers has long been a problematic and pervasive issue but, until recently, it has largely been ignored or even denied. Watch this webinar that aims to destigmatize mental health struggles among SfN members, discuss the prevalence and manifestation of various mental illnesses among neuroscientists, and start the conversation about how we as a community can better support ourselves and each other.

  • Invigorate Your Advocacy Work

    • Jul 7, 2021

    Rachel Haake reflects on a year of advocacy, and shares guiding principles that kept her motivated, accountable, and effective in her work. Use these principles to enhance your advocacy. 

  • Four Ways Science Training Prepares Us as Writers

    • Jul 7, 2021

    Theanne Griffith has always been passionate about science and storytelling. Read about her decision to combine her decade as a scientist with her longstanding commitment to science education as a children’s book writer. 

  • Career Skills Toolkit: From PhD to Postdoc

    • Jun 28, 2021

    The right postdoc can help you gain key skills for the next step in your career. SfN has created a toolkit to help you strategically explore career options, develop relevant transferable skills, network with potential mentors, and negotiate the position right for you.

  • On Finding My Path and How You Can, Too

    • Jun 21, 2021

    Charles Yokoyama realized he could combine his writing and literature interests with science interests. Read how this inspired him to move to the journal editing field where I evaluated papers and manuscripts in many fields of science.

  • Inside a Career Built on Perseverance, Curiosity, and Seeking Opportunity

    • Jun 11, 2021

    Osvaldo Uchitel shares what it was like to conduct high quality science and rebuild a community of neuroscientists in Argentina despite a volatile political climate and scarce funding and scientific support.

  • Insights From an Editor: Choosing a Journal and Publishing Your Paper

    • Jun 3, 2021

    David Perkel —Senior Editor for JNeurosci from 2013–2019 — has acquired numerous insights into science publishing. Read his answers to commonly asked questions about the publishing process and shares advice applicable to neuroscientists at any career stage, whether you’re preparing to publish your first paper or looking to keep up with best practices.

  • Career Skills Toolkit: Transitioning Out of Your Postdoc

    • May 27, 2021

    To help you decide what’s next after you’ve completed your postdoc, SfN has created a toolkit guiding you through career options available to you. Learn about various opportunities within and outside of academia and how to evaluate each based on your skills, interests, and values.