IF YOU LEAVE

Yesterday ESCMID alerted me to another disappointing statistic, this one from Australian bioinformatics expert Alicia Oshlack. A career development fellowship is a pot of gold to young researchers and their … Continue Reading →


DIVERSITY GARBAGE

Most of us were stunned by the results of the US presidential election—including its winner. And since Wednesday morning, the surprises keep coming. Students at a large Texas university were … Continue Reading →


CHEAP TALKERS AND DUMB MOTHERS

In my last post I wrote about the “unconscious bias” that many women in science both experience and harbor. This weekend at the ASM Microbe Conference in Boston, some of … Continue Reading →


FINDING TRUTH AND FICTION IN THE PLATITUDES

The other day a colleague asked me how this month’s ECCMID congress on infectious diseases and clinical microbiology in Amsterdam went. By all accounts it was a great success, and … Continue Reading →


Yet another one?!

Dr Dan Otelea ESCMID Parity Commission Advocate for Geographic Balance 1990: shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall I had my first trip out of (still) grim post-communist Romania … Continue Reading →


BETWEEN PRIVILEGE AND MERIT

Angela Huttner MD 27 January 2016 Most of us infectious diseases physicians and clinical microbiologists work in “pyramid” environments: there are many foot soldiers at the ground level and only … Continue Reading →