Exploring Careers: Building Bridges in Science

An innate drive to communicate, resonating with oneself, and a genuine joy in talking about science are defining elements that led Helena Ledmyr throughout her career. Breathing both academic and non-academic air on the way, she stands right in between, bridging them with one foot on each side. As the head of development and communication… Read More Exploring Careers: Building Bridges in Science

February 10th: Anniversary of the death of Joseph Lister, the father of modern surgery

The year is 1800 and you are lying in a hospital bed. You broke your leg and need surgery to set it. In other words, you’re dead. You’re not literally dead of course, that comes soon, but not quite yet. Before then, you have to lie in a dirty hospital bed as the “good old… Read More February 10th: Anniversary of the death of Joseph Lister, the father of modern surgery

“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit.”- Harry S. Truman

Whether or not Harry S. Truman was the originator of this is in dispute. Regardless, it comes to mind to me today because I’m facing a professional conundrum. Specifically, my desire for transparency and collaboration in science has come into conflict with my perception of how best to build my career. A bit about my… Read More “The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit.”- Harry S. Truman