The Best is Yet to Come: Reflections on Graduate School

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from Kelly Chacón, who graduates June 5 with her doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Sometimes I like to tell people that graduate...

Nepal

I'm behind on several papers, some stats homework and the apartment could use a little picking up. All that's been the normal state of affairs for the past year. What has caught me a...

Up a Wall Without a Paddle… Or Something Like That

I'm not crazy, but people have given me looks that suggest otherwise. These situations usually occur after I've mentioned I'm a graduate student. The probability of receiving the "look" increases...

New Kid on the Block

I’m in grad school. It’s kind of weird for me to say that because it still feels new to me.  I’ve been in the Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU for just little over a...

A belated welcome!

A warm welcome to my new OHSU student colleagues! It is hard to believe that the fall term started over a month ago. The new student orientation is over and midterms are upon us. I wanted to...

Buckets of water and ice

Summer is the funnest, easiest time of year. First, there's the delightful sun and heat that we miss during the rather wet Oregon fall, winter and early spring that enables us to wear any shoe we...

Things I like about being a graduate student (yes, really!)

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from Kelly Chacón, a fifth year Ph.D. student and president of the OHSU Graduate Student Organization. Venting about what stinks about graduate...

You know you’re a grad student when….PART DEUX!

I was going through some old posts - my little, growing collection of posts - and realized that some of them are just, well, kind of depressing.  That's not to say grad school itself is...

Research by the day

In this place, every week is Research Week. May is always an exciting month for graduate students because it is in May that OHSU Research Week annually falls. The modern manifestation of what...

Temoignage

This year I took "Conversations in Global Health" as one of my electives for the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. If you have not heard of this class, I highly recommend you take the 1 credit...