Why I chose PhD, Part One

I know that one of the most egregious writing clichés is opening with a quotation, but I’d like to start with a brief passage from Moby Dick. (I know it sounds pretentious and self-aggrandizing...

Bring the weaponry

This past weekend members of PMCB, the graduate program in molecular and cellular biosciences, proved once again that scientists CAN party as we welcomed the new first year class at our annual PMCB...

Reflections from the Alcohol Research Conference

For my inaugural post, I’ll start with something fresh on my mind: a recent alcohol research conference down in San Francisco. But first, I suppose it’s appropriate to start with a bit of...

From Palau 5: Chickens

This summer, Inger is working with the Health Policy and Research Department at the Ministry of Health on the island of Palau. She will blog about her experience here at OHSU StudentSpeak. Learn more...

From Palau 3: Politics and living on a small island

This summer, Inger is working with the Health Policy and Research Department at the Ministry of Health on the island of Palau. She will blog about her experience here at OHSU StudentSpeak. Learn more...

From Palau 2: Work and sashimi

This summer, Inger is working with the Health Policy and Research Department at the Ministry of Health on the island of Palau. She will blog about her experience here at OHSU StudentSpeak. Learn more...

Healthcare is pointy

Yesterday was either the day of the great unveiling or the beginning of the end, depending on your perspective. This morning, however, I face my greatest fear. "I'll lay down, if you don't mind."...

From Palau 1: I arrive to Palau!

This summer, Inger is working with the Health Policy and Research Department at the Ministry of Health on the island of Paluu. She will blog about her experience here at OHSU StudentSpeak. Learn...

No scientist is an island

During the first year in the PMCB program we are introduced to the successes of hundreds of scientists through their research results.  We learn the details of the inner workings of the...

Comings and goings

Fifteen minutes of fame. Whether you admit it or not, we all yearn for Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes of greatness, where we are the metaphoric kings of the world (please excuse the Titanic...