Credit: imjaki from Pixabay To a first year graduate student, deciding what labs to rotate in may seem like a daunting task. When I joined the Penn State College of Medicine graduate program, I was faced with an overwhelming number of options and found it difficult to narrow down my top three lab choices. I … Continue reading The First Years’ Guide to Graduate School Rotations
Something BIG is Happening at Penn State!
What is BIG? BIG, “Business and Innovation Group” is a newly inaugurated group at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine. Previously known as the “Hershey Medical Consulting Group”, the organization was rebranded toward the end of 2019 to more accurately represent the mission of the group. We are currently represented by Dr. Kevin Harter, Director … Continue reading Something BIG is Happening at Penn State!
And the Winner is…
The long-awaited for results of the LTS Best of 2019 Contest are in! With a total of 6 votes, the Best of 2019 blog post winner is: Newly identified gene variant may render hormonal birth control less effective by LTS' own Editor in Chief Sadie Dierschke With a total of 5 votes, 2nd place goes … Continue reading And the Winner is…
Burn out.It’s a common phrase heard in the hallways of many academic institutions. Burn out has become a major contributor to mental health issues among graduate schools across the country. Driving yourself intensely for an extended period of time can lead to graduate school burn out, and it can last for weeks, sometimes even months. … Continue reading Burn Out
Impostor Syndrome is 100% Real
Credit: 1388843 from Pixabay We’ve all had those moments at orientation. You hear a speaker say, “Look to your left, now look to your right…these are your colleagues but some of them might not make it to the end of this academic journey.” These moments can be taken in a plethora of ways but it’s … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome is 100% Real
Meet a Scientist: Jessica Parascando
This is the eighth post in our “Meet a Scientist” series. Next up is Jessica Parascando, a 1st-year student in the Public Health program. Meet Jessica: Let’s get to know you a bit! Where are you from, what did you study in college, and what is your role at Penn State College of Medicine? I was born … Continue reading Meet a Scientist: Jessica Parascando
Penn State College of Medicine Students Describe Their Theses…in 20 Words or Less
Last week, in response to this recent post circulating social media, we asked our students: What is the topic of your thesis, in 20 words or less? Here are the responses! I make mutant viruses and utilize drugs to study how herpes simplex virus spreads from the mouth into neurons. -Jillian Carmichael, 4th-year Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. … Continue reading Penn State College of Medicine Students Describe Their Theses…in 20 Words or Less
What is your thesis about…in 20 words or less?
Many of us have enjoyed this recent post called "20 PhD Students Dumb Down Their Thesis for Us," which originated from this reddit post last month. Examples included: When I get rid of this gene, it messes the brain up. A lot. My experimental drug does NOT cure addiction. You can make antimatter move in … Continue reading What is your thesis about…in 20 words or less?
Meet a Scientist: Stephen Matthews
This is the seventh post in our “Meet a Scientist” series. Next up is Stephen Matthews, who just began his graduate studies at Penn State College of Medicine this semester. Meet Stephen: Let’s get to know you a bit! Where are you from, what did you study in college, and what is your role at Penn State College of … Continue reading Meet a Scientist: Stephen Matthews
Meet a Scientist: Brian Chiou
This is the sixth post in our “Meet a Scientist” series. Next up is Brian Chiou, who just began his graduate studies at Penn State College of Medicine this semester. Meet Brian: Let’s get to know you a bit! Where are you from, what did you study in college, and what is your role at Penn State College of Medicine? … Continue reading Meet a Scientist: Brian Chiou