“The idea that depression is the result of a chemical imbalance is nonsense.” This is probably not the message you’d expect to come from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) director Dr. Tom Insel, but this is exactly what he told me along with 11 other MD/PhD students gathered for the NIMH MD/PhD Student Conference… Read More Psychiatry: The Field of the Future, Today!
With this year winding down, I’ve recently had time to reflect on some of the things I’ve learned during my first year in the lab. I don’t believe in any way that these are groundbreaking insights. Many of you would probably come to the same conclusions without ever reading this. However, I figure it couldn’t… Read More 3 Tips for Surviving the PhD Phase
7:13 AM I wake up after hitting the snooze on my alarm 3 times. Groggily arising out of bed I immediately creak towards the coffee machine and dump a sizeable mound of fresh grounds into the filter. Time to start another day. 7:37 AM My first cup of coffee is gone so I return to… Read More Day in the Life of a GS-2