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Concussion Management and Ohio House Bill 143

I am very concerned that as written the bill will be very bad for certain types of sports and take out of the athletic trainer their/our ability to engage in best medical care and clinical judgments.

Sad Email, Passionate Mother.

I received a heart breaking email recently. Frankly it made me cry.

Grants and Research are Killing Me

I just submitted what is likely the most difficult grant application of my career; it nearly killed me. It was not the biggest grant, but it was a pain in the keester. Now, please – please – please understand that when I say “I” submitted a grant application that means I am part of a [...]

Science Education in Japan.

I spent a week in Japan for the Japanese Physiological Society Meeting recently. It was in Morioka Japan and I highly recommend the city as an off the beaten trail type of place to go. The area is known for its great noodles, its iron works and the convergence of three rivers from the surrounding [...]

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.

Another Idea for the NIH

I have the greatest respect and admiration for the NIH but they are missing something.

Lost Generation of Scientists

We are in the midst of a lost generation of graduate students. Grad students take 4-7 years to get a degree, but with 4 years of flat funding and now challenge grants’ funding being 1 in 100 there is a perception of no future in science by those students. No one wants to spend their [...]

Geeks Are An Endangered Species

I think President Obama needs to present a state of the sciences in address; like the state of the union. Yes, of course, I’m biased in this subject, but times are desperate. I work in a university hospital and train physicians and scientists at the cutting edge of technology. What we do is discover new [...]