For this newsletter, we ask early-career scholars and established leaders in the biomedical field to share their perspectives on the career challenges that many young scientists face today and the special issues concerning women in science. Our interviewees also discuss what inspired them to pursue research, the satisfaction they find in administrative positions, and why communicating scientific advances to the public is important. We invite you to read the interviews below to find out more. As always, your comments and questions are welcome.
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Princeton president emerita to women scientists: Toss guilt out the window
Shirley Tilghman shares with the Lasker Foundation what contributed to her early success as a scientist, how she became president of Princeton University, and strategies to help women attain leadership positions.
Being a physician-scientist today
Beth Kozel, a Lasker/NIH Clinical Research Scholar, talks about the challenges and rewards of being a physician-scientist.
Neufeld's advice to young scientists: Be the best you can be
Lasker Laureate Elizabeth Neufeld on being a woman in academia in the late 1940s and early 1950s, her advice to young scientists today, and what getting a Lasker Award meant to her.
Q&A with the winner of the 2016 Lasker Essay Contest
David Ottenheimer answers our questions about what inspired him to pursue a career in the field of psychiatric illness, the role of researchers in science communication, and how he sees his future as a young scientist.