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A survey from the US postal Service.

We have an expression for most of the USPS people that we come in contact with: “the walking retired.”

Helping People – Clinical Trials and the Lucky Placebo Group

you risk is a legacy of tombstones all with the epitaph, “the placebo group were the lucky ones

Dear NIH, Gods, Grant Me a Big Grant.

A grant proposal is a work of fiction, in literary terms, because it talks about stuff that has not happened.

Empowered versus non-empowered administrators and managers.

Empowered versus non-empowered administrators and managers. This is the incomplete blog that I was working on when I ended up hosting the guest blog a short time ago. Please recall that the discussion included the concept of administrators who sound empowered but are not. They are the biggest risk. So I want to purchase an [...]

Guest Blog: Empowered Versus Non-Empowered Administrators


Short Battle with Ironic Twist

My favorite entity is of course administrators. But every once in a while administration tries to work with the grunts in the work force. The following really happened; names were changed and details redacted to ensure my future employment. Admin: You’ve not documented the frequency for performing this compliance task. Grunt: it is done when [...]

Catch 22 follow up

This is a follow up to my post of http://www.josephfclark.com/blog/?p=333, which I posted as a comment to that blog and wanted to post as a mini follow up blog here too. My Catch 22 in academia is concerning a conflict between federal laws and local laws/policy. Recently, I am happy to say, I am not [...]

Meetings and a lesson learned

I have spent innumerable hours in meetings and do what ever I can to avoid talking and leading meetings. People know that the best way to get my opinion is to ask and people tend to listen if I am forced to participate. I tell people I am a voracious note taker and bring my [...]