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Mentoring: Reflections on Becoming an Academic Great-Grandparent

Like ships passing in the night (or more like academic conference-goers rushing through a crowded hotel lobby), I recently met my first academic great-grandchild. The encounter was fleeting, the exchange […]... More>


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Patients and Impatience (Part II)

In last month’s column, I wrote about the National Institute of Mental Health’s, or NIMH’s, recent proposal to redirect a portion of its extramural research investment away from basic behavioral […]... More>


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Patients and Impatience: A Call to the Best and the Brightest

The recent proposal by the National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH, to redirect a portion of its extramural research investment away from basic behavioral and social science research into […]... More>


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It Is the Best of Times, It Is (Not Quite) the Worst of Times

It was 1988 and I was starting my third year at Berkeley. One of my senior colleagues stopped by my office and dropped off a brochure describing the newly formed […]... More>