How we feel is a mostly a function of if and how we feel connected to the people around us. Building, maintaining, and growing relationships is thus key to how we feel and also how successful we are. Academia is in many ways an unusual place since careers are enabled by scientific publications and discoveries, and not by people skills. However, it is never too late to learn. Here are my top three ways how to become more successful by improving your relationships at work.
It has been a while since I have last posted here. I have spent the last few months furiously writing grant applications to raise funds to continue our exciting research in the Frohlich Lab. I take great pride in how lean and efficient our lab is, but still, research costs real dollars. Also, I have started to think in earnest about how to reach a broader audience with our message about the brain. #scicomm As a result, I have launched two new initiatives that I invite you to check out and provide feedback on. Both have a brand new website that will be enriched with more content over time.
Yes, this is an actual web address taking you to a website to inform that public in a balanced way about transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), which our Carolina Center for Neurostimulation actively investigates as a potential treatment for psychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia. The goal was to write about something very technical in a way that the non-expert can understand. I would like to give credit to the book "Don't be such a scientist" that has truly opened my eyes. A book worth reading!
Again, yes, this is an actual web address (recognize a theme?) that takes you to a brand new site that will provide insights about how the brain works as an inspiration for all of us to learn, grown, transform.
More news to follow. I wish you all the best with your own (new) projects. Remember, whatever your dream is, start TODAY to make a step towards realizing that dream.
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