The Effort Report

The Effort Report

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Professors Elizabeth Matsui and Roger Peng talk about life in the academic trenches, telling it like it is.


120 - Reality Sets In
Jul 30 • 47 min
Elizabeth and Roger grapple with the reality of actually fulfilling the job description during the pandemic. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Report on Twitter:…
119 - Teaching in the Pandemic
Jul 13 • 68 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss what teaching may look like in the fall and the good and bad of scientific controversy. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Report on…
118 - Moving On From University Budgets
Jun 28 • 66 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss a range of topics: #Blackintheivory, external validation, lessons from grant applications, endowed professors, and more. Show notes: , , Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter:…
117 - University Budgets, Take 3
May 29 • 76 min
Elizabeth and Roger continue the marathon discussion about university budgets as the financial situation at universities continues to “evolve.” Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter:…
116 - Strategizing Your Way Through a Crisis
May 16 • 47 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about strategies for navigating financial uncertainty and meeting idiosyncrasies brought on or exacerbated by video conferencing. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter:…
115 - Academia and (Major) Economic Downturns
May 5 • 65 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about recent responses of universities to the economic fallout from COVID-19 and keeping your eye on the ball. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui…
114 - Money and Vacation (during a pandemic)
Apr 21 • 78 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about vacations during a pandemic and university budgets. And the return of friends of the Effort Report with Paul Rathouz. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter:…
113 - Academia in a Time of Crisis
Apr 3 • 60 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss academic life during the COVID-19 global public health crisis and internal metrics of success. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the…
112 - Don’t be Afraid to Take the Plunge
Feb 27 • 67 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the heavy cognitive lifting involved in some types of writing and introduce a new segment. Show Notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the…
111 - Of Emails and Pies
Feb 5 • 54 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the complexities of email communication and introduce a new pie - the mission pie. Also, Roger’s Theory of the Pre-Meeting. Show Notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art…
110 - Working and Hiding
Jan 17 • 57 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the definition of work and where they go to hide. Show Notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: Subscribe to…
109 - Tinkering
Jan 3 • 60 min
Elizabeth and Roger ring in the new year with a discussion of nitpicky reviews, conceptual diagrams, collaborative writing, being kind, and professionalism. Show Notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art…
108 - Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Dec 18, 2019 • 54 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss the ins and outs of NIH study sections, whether it’s a good idea to learn new things, and team science. Show Notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: …
107 - Leadership Pies
Dec 9, 2019 • 56 min
Elizabeth and Roger follow up on Kelly Clarkson, crying, collabofriends, and lessons from space, and discuss clinicians vs. epidemiologists, new vs. original, and holiday parties. Also, the return of Roger’s pet peeves! Show notes: Roger on Twitter:…
106 - All About Leadership
Nov 20, 2019 • 53 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss leadership from many angles. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: Subscribe to the podcast on Google…
105 - Managing the Black Hole of Work
Nov 4, 2019 • 60 min
Elizabeth gets advice from Roger about time management, and Elizabeth’s pet peeves are back! Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: …
104 - The Locus of Control
Oct 16, 2019 • 64 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about being a good citizen and revisit crying. Also, they discuss mentoring, space walks, and imposter syndrome. Show notes: Practical Advice for Imposter Syndrome - Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on…
103 - After Hours Email
Oct 3, 2019 • 53 min
Elizabeth and Roger continue the discussion of checking email outside of “official” work hours, revisit moving institutions, and research project strategy. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The…
102 - How To Win Friends and Influence People
Sep 16, 2019 • 60 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss cancelled meetings, time tracking, Roger’s “back to work” strategy, and aligning incentives to get people to do things. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of…
101 - The Insider’s Episode
Aug 31, 2019 • 55 min
Elizabeth and Roger follow-up on several Effort Report-isms including time pies, collabo-friends, and Venn diagrams and discuss some academic life hacks. When they’re done with that, they discuss how to deal with conflicting advice from mentors. Show…
100 - The 100th Episode
Aug 16, 2019 • 47 min
Elizabeth and Roger celebrate their 100th episode summarizing some fan feedback, discussing NIH summary statements, travel tips, Elizabeth’s pets, and starting at “no”. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: …
99 - The Time Between Meetings
Jul 30, 2019 • 54 min
Elizabeth and Roger have a special announcement regarding the 100th episode of The Effort Report. Also, they discuss networking, the time between meetings, long email signatures, and publicists. Show notes: The Corresponding Author: Roger on…
98 - Managing Uncertainty
Jul 19, 2019 • 55 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss foreign influence in academic research, managing uncertainty and autonomy, and leadership and team-building, and when is the best time of day to write a paper. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort…
97 - Setting the Record Straight
Jul 5, 2019 • 58 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss managing people versus systems, oversimplifying things, and Roger’s recent R21 grant submission score. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe…
96 - The Academic Environment
Jun 21, 2019 • 56 min
Elizabeth and Roger revisit the topic of work-related travel and discuss the role of the institutional environment in faculty productivity and impact. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of…
95 - From Post-doc to Faculty: The Juggling Act
Jun 7, 2019 • 53 min
Elizabeth and Roger revisit emotional labor, and discuss age-based awards and juggling multiple projects. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple…
94 - Emotional Labor
May 24, 2019 • 53 min
Elizabeth and Roger get emotional :) Also, more crying, the meaning of independence, and mentoring. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple…
93 - Academic Mish Mash
May 9, 2019 • 64 min
In an episode that is a microcosm of life in academia, Elizabeth and Roger touch on everything from collaboration, mentorship, committees, center grants, and saying no to things. Show notes: Collaboration tweet storm Academic decision making…
92 - The Business of Busyness
Apr 16, 2019 • 51 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss Roger’s good mood, getting a paper accepted, Twitter accounts that are all self-promotion, and the constant busyness of academia. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art…
91 - Tool Building vs. Science
Apr 5, 2019 • 60 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss emails in response to the mansplaining episode, tool building, and adjusting the tone of your feedback. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: …
90 - Skepticism vs. Sales
Mar 15, 2019 • 72 min
Elizabeth and Roger meet in Austin, Texas to talk about crying at work and the conflict between skepticism and sales. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the…
89 - The One About Collabofriends
Feb 28, 2019 • 50 min
Elizabeth and Roger tackle the cold hard truth and coping mechanisms. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: Subscribe to the podcast…
88 - The Last Minute Frenzy
Feb 15, 2019 • 54 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about different styles of managing a project as a deadline is looming. Also, what to do about being the second pick. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science:…
87 - Live from Vanderbilt University
Jan 28, 2019 • 69 min
Elizabeth and Roger travel to Vanderbilt University to do a live show hosted by the Vandy Department of Biostatistics. In this episode they discuss how to learn the system at a new place and take questions from the audience about what makes a good…
86 - Social Networks
Jan 11, 2019 • 60 min
Elizabeth and Roger celebrate the onset of 2019 with a discussion about the role of social networks in academic success. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to…
85 - Awkward Conversations
Dec 14, 2018 • 66 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss Venn diagrams, the end of science, and having awkward conversations with collaborators. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the…
84 - The Venn Diagram of Research and Education
Nov 26, 2018 • 52 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss the charged topic of who should be doing the teaching, and who should be teaching research skills and methods to students and trainees who are on a research track. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: …
83 - Social Capital and the Peng Rule
Nov 12, 2018 • 60 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the relative values of social capital and having a more tangible skill set or resource in career success. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: …
82 - Is Academia Toxic and Broken?
Oct 29, 2018 • 45 min
Elizabeth and Roger tackle Elizabeth’s annoyances, paper formatting, and a recent Twitter thread on whether academia is toxic and broken. And the return of Lessons from Space! Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on…
81 - Your Institutional Profile
Oct 15, 2018 • 53 min
Elizabeth and Roger follow up on the lecture workout and discuss pre-meetings, maintaining your institutional profile, not giving up on an idea, and yearly themes. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get…
80 - Opportunity Cost to Investment Potential Ratio
Oct 1, 2018 • 56 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about when the opportunity cost is worth the investment opportunity and managing an investigator team. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to…
79 -Ignoring the Job Description When There Are Constraints
Sep 17, 2018 • 58 min
Elizabeth and Roger revisit Al Sommer’s public health lesson: ignore the job description and also discuss being in the line of (bio)statistical fire. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of…
78 - Soliciting Feedback About an Idea
Sep 3, 2018 • 66 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about feedback and a few of the things that make academic medicine different from most of the rest of the academic world. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data…
77 - Back From Globetrotting
Aug 20, 2018 • 64 min
Elizabeth and Roger are now settled in their respective home cities to discuss the nuts and bolts of collaboration and the nature of research. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data…
76 - Special Guest Frauke Kreuter
Jul 9, 2018 • 68 min
Roger welcomes special guest co-host Frauke Kreuter to discuss time management, digging deep vs. being broad, chairing a meeting, and efficient advising of students. Show notes: Frauke on Twitter: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: …
75 - How Long Should the Runway Be?
Jun 25, 2018 • 67 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about ownership of grants and data and choosing projects that afford a long runway. Show notes: Submitting grants vs. waiting - Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas - It’s not your…
74 - Using Hammers and Nails for Writing
Jun 4, 2018 • 72 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about writing (again) and about opportunities that arise that cause you to rethink your career path. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to…
73 - Listener Questions and Feedback
May 21, 2018 • 57 min
Elizabeth and Roger take listener questions and try very hard to answer them. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: Subscribe to the…
72 - What I Wish I’d Known
May 7, 2018 • 64 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss how to make something qualify as “scholarship” in academia and what Roger wished he’d known before starting out as a professor. Also, the next installment of the new segment Elizabeth on the Move. Show notes: Roger…
71 - The Hour of Power
Apr 23, 2018 • 47 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about what to expect from your mentor when writing a career development grant and the power grab. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the…
70 - Walking the Walk and the Domino Effect
Apr 9, 2018 • 58 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about some of the awkward and sometimes hidden situations people find themselves in in biomedical academia. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: …
69 - Effort Report Meets South Park
Mar 26, 2018 • 68 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the ideal mix of ingredients for successful creativity on deadline. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to the podcast on Apple…
68 - Keeping Track of Time
Mar 12, 2018 • 52 min
Roger and Elizabeth follow up on Elizabeth’s plenary talk and Roger decides to initiate a time tracking study with Elizabeth’s guidance. Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report…
67 - Advice for a Plenary Talk
Mar 1, 2018 • 72 min
Roger gives Elizabeth feedback on the slides for a talk she is giving at an upcoming conference. Also follow up and other small things. Show notes: Sherri Rose’s Katey Rayner’s Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth…
66 - Trapped in the Lexicon
Feb 12, 2018 • 46 min
Elizabeth and Roger revisit evaluating the science vs. the scientist and talk about how the jargon of a field can be an obstacle to innovation. Show notes: Interview with Elizabeth: Gender bias goes away when grant reviewers focus on the…
65 - Intellectual Deep Dive
Jan 29, 2018 • 63 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the depth of intellectual commitment needed to have an impact and being a matchmaker…when you suspect the match may not be a good one. Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth…
64 - Mind the Gap
Jan 15, 2018 • 55 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss the common mismatch between what you are actually working on and what you would like to be working on, and how to know if you should get out. Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Roger on Twitter: …
63 - Revising and Resubmitting a Grant
Dec 18, 2017 • 64 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about strategies for revising and resubmitting grants. Show notes: Doing Skype Interviews: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on…
62 - Reinventing Yourself
Dec 11, 2017 • 67 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about career changes and how they offer an opportunity to reinvent your (professional) self. Show notes: Jeff Leek’s blog post on reproducibility: Effort Report Stickers: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Roger on…
61 - Stagnation and Herd Mentality
Nov 27, 2017 • 59 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the forces that can promote creative stagnation and herd mentality and how to determine when you have a “publication unit.” Show notes: Thinking like a statistician: the importance of investigator-initiated grants…
60 - Special Co-Host Liz Stuart
Nov 20, 2017 • 53 min
Liz Stuart joins the podcast to talk with Roger about preparing for talks and parceling out ideas into papers. Show Notes: Liz Stuart on Twitter: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on…
59 - The Messy Execution of Research Reproducibility
Nov 13, 2017 • 81 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss how scientific criticism plays out in the modern day. Show Notes: New York Times piece on Amy Cuddy: Slate piece about the New York Times piece New York Magazine piece from spring Reproducibility and replicability…
58 - Prizes and the History of Academic Medicine
Oct 30, 2017 • 62 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the role of prizes in science and how the history of academic medicine has shaped the phenotype of the academic physician. Show notes: History of academic medicine: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort…
57 - Not All Scientific Writing is the Same
Oct 16, 2017 • 66 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss the value of preprints and how grant writing is different from writing papers. Also an all new Lessons from Space! Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth…
56 - Author Order on Papers and Book Club
Oct 9, 2017 • 66 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss revising how authors are presented on papers and Roger initiates a new book club segment. Show notes: Devang Mehta on author order: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter:…
55 - P-value Thresholds and Establishing Independence
Sep 25, 2017 • 77 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the latest controversy over p-value thresholds and establishing an independent professional reputation. Show Notes: Ethan Weiss Twitter thread: Stephen Piccolo blog post: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: …
54 - Moon Shots, Diversifying Your Portfolio, and Data Sharing
Sep 17, 2017 • 73 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about what moon shots are really about, if and how to diversify your professional funding portfolio, and data collectors and “data parasites”. Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report Stickers: …
53 - Career Planning and Academic Metrics Showdown
Sep 11, 2017 • 68 min
Elizabeth and Roger go head-to-head in a contest of academic metrics and also talk about career planning. Show Notes: Researchers FOIAing grants: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth…
52 - Feeling Under Attack and the Academic Metrics Draft
Sep 4, 2017 • 69 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss being under attack (especially on the Internet) and set the stage for the first ever academic metrics draft. Show Notes: Chris Kraft lecture: Jeff Leek’s post on getting crushed on the Internet: Academic Metrics…
51 - Teaching Writing
Aug 28, 2017 • 63 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about their experiences teaching writing and the type of person who might feel most at home in an academic environment. Show Notes: Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers by M. Zeiger: Submit to the Effort…
50 - It’s a Small World After All
Aug 21, 2017 • 66 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about how small our respective scientific communities are and the implications across a career and the really hard work of translating scientific evidence into practice or policy. Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact…
17 - The Personal Politics of Academia
Aug 14, 2017 • 43 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the (unexpectedly?) outsized influence of personalities on collaborations and careers. Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort…
27 - The Specific Aims Page and the Power Structure of Academia
Aug 7, 2017 • 62 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss strategies for writing the Specific Aims page of a grant and who really has power in academia are topics of discussion for this week’s episode. Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: Effort Report…
49 - Debuting the Impact Score
Jul 31, 2017 • 62 min
Elizabeth and Roger debut The Effort Report’s new segment, the Impact Score, in which they review specific aims pages or project overviews from grants. Show Notes: Liangyuan Hu grant: Jake Portonova grant: Submit to the Effort Report…
48 - The Academic Gas Pedal
Jul 24, 2017 • 58 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss whether you should go with a light touch with your career or go “pedal to the metal”. Also, follow up on sharing grants, administrative positions, pair writing, and email response times. Show Notes: Submit to the…
47 - Ignore the Job Description (A Case Study)
Jul 17, 2017 • 59 min
Elizabeth and Roger welcome Elizabeth Stuart, Professor in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins, to discuss ignoring the job description and making the job what you want it to be. Also they discuss working in a department that is different…
46 - Collect Data First, Ask Questions Later
Jul 9, 2017 • 64 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss the common pitfall of understanding the distinction between data collection and designing a study to answer a research question, and what they think makes a good slide. Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: …
45 - Departments and Media Relations
Jul 3, 2017 • 67 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about why there are departments and interacting with the media. Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: The Money Episode: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: …
44 - How to Review a Paper
Jun 26, 2017 • 66 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about reviewing papers submitted for publication. And Elizabeth wins the Weekly Grind. Show notes: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: …
43 - Special Appearance on the Philip Guo Podcast
Jun 19, 2017 • 43 min
Roger makes a special appearance on Philip Guo’s Podcast to talk about podcasting in academia and white boards. Show notes: Philip Guo’s web site: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get…
42 - Promotion Tracks: Upsides and Downsides
Jun 12, 2017 • 57 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the different types of “tracks” for faculty and variations in tracks across institutions. Show notes: Episode 40: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: …
41 - Fads in Academia and Leadership Styles
Jun 5, 2017 • 61 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the latest fads in academia and inspirational vs. operational leaders Show notes: Episode 23 with Al Sommer: Tyler Cowen indirect costs article Effort Report Stickers: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: …
40 - Indirect Costs
May 30, 2017 • 44 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about indirect costs (e.g. IDC, F&A), what they are and some of the controversies about them. Show Notes: Episode 39 on knowing your role: Trump Reportedly Considering New Cuts to Biomedical Research (article by Ed…
39 - Knowing Your Role
May 22, 2017 • 57 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the range of roles a faculty member plays as a part of a research team and as a part of other types of activities we participate in. Episode 21 where we discuss the shadow mentor: Effort Report Stickers: Roger on…
38 - The Risk-Reward Calculation
May 15, 2017 • 69 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about calibrating the risk:reward ratio when deciding whether to do something and the role of communication tools. Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe to…
37 - Boundaries: Putting Them Up and Tearing Them Down
May 8, 2017 • 68 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk more about time management, including managing office interruptions, and getting comfortable sharing ideas. Show Notes: Episode 33 - After the Interview: Why academics need to focus on structuring their time: Roger…
36 - Where’s the Passion?
May 1, 2017 • 48 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about scheduling time to think and the idea of being passionate about what you do. Show Notes: Episode 23 with Al Sommer: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: The Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data…
35 - Your Questions Answered
Apr 24, 2017 • 61 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss questions raised by listeners about how to address your mentor, starting your own company, time management, and revisiting mentee-mentor relationships. Show notes: Episode 21 on The Mentee-Mentor Relationship: Episode…
34 - Grass-is-Greener-itis
Apr 17, 2017 • 69 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about the ongoing negotiations that are a part of the job and “grass-is-greener-itis”. Show Notes: Effort Report Stickers: Episode 14 (“Unfunded Mandates”): Episode 11 (“Academic Affluenza”): Roger on Twitter:…
33 - After the Interview
Apr 10, 2017 • 76 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about what happens after you interview for a faculty job. Show notes: Effort Report Episode 15: Shannon Ellis flow chart: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on…
32 - When Nobody Cares
Mar 31, 2017 • 67 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about that feeling when you’re excited about your work, but the world doesn’t seem nearly as excited (or hasn’t caught up yet). Show notes: Jess Chandler’s flow chart: Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: …
31.5 - Hitting the Road
Mar 23, 2017 • 71 min
In Episode 31, Elizabeth and Roger talk about going to professional society and other related meetings and strategies for managing travel. Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of…
31 - How Do You Get on the Scheming Committee?
Mar 13, 2017 • 44 min
For this episode, Elizabeth and Roger are recording in front of a live audience at the Moffitt Cancer Center Junior Researcher Retreat. Topics include finding a postdoc, the importance of networking, being a statistician, and the benefits of…
29 - Rocky Mountain Assistant Professor
Mar 2, 2017 • 58 min
Elizabeth and Roger welcome special guest Brooke Anderson, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, to the podcast. They discuss starting up as a faculty member and being a first-time principal investigator. Also, arguably the best weekly…
28 - Climbing Out of the Ivory Tower
Feb 20, 2017 • 54 min
Elizabeth and Roger welcome special guest Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training at Johns Hopkins. Josh was formerly the Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration,…
27 - The Specific Aims Page and the Power Structure of Academia
Feb 13, 2017 • 62 min
Strategies for writing the Specific Aims page of a grant and who really has power in academia are topics of discussion for this week’s episode. Show notes:
26 - Personal Growth Comes from Discomfort
Feb 6, 2017 • 56 min
Elizabeth and Roger discuss imposter syndrome, grant writing strategy, and the concept of Professor Infinity. Also the Weekly Grind continues! Roger on Twitter: Elizabeth on Twitter: Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of Data Science: Subscribe…
25 - What Happens to Your Paper After You Submit It?
Jan 30, 2017 • 65 min
Elizabeth and Roger talk about submitting papers for publication, what happens behind the scenes at a journal after you submit your paper, and how best to respond to reviewers. Also a continuation of the weekly grind! Roger on Twitter:…
24 - Talking through Al Sommer’s Public Health Lessons
Jan 22, 2017 • 61 min
Elizabeth and Roger debrief from their Episode 23 interview of Al Sommer and discuss how his 10 lessons apply to their careers. Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: The Effort Report on Twitter: Get The Art of…
23 - Special Guest Al Sommer
Jan 15, 2017 • 63 min
Elizabeth and Roger welcome Al Sommer, former Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Professor of Epidemiology and International Health. They discuss following (some of) the rules in academia, identifying good ideas, and…