Nick Anthis of The Scientific Activist picked up an interesting story [LA Times, NY Times] involving financial conflict of interest, BigPharma, health care and Congressional inquiry. The story happened to circle around a chap who has M.D. after his name and is, apparently, a licensed and practicing(?) clinical psychiatrist. So the news reports and Anthis are to be excused for characterizing the gentleman in question as if he was exclusively or primarily a medical doctor.
Nevertheless Professor Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., [CV here] regrettably, must be chalked up to the scientists as much, if not more, than to the physicians.

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Grant Reviewer Burnout

October 6, 2008

The fall study section meetings are upon us and many colleagues are finishing up their huge pile of reviews, flying off for study section meeting and / or returning exhausted. I’ve been considering a more than usual level of reviewer behavior and attitude that speaks of burnout. I’m sure applicants will be thrilled.

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Comrade PhysioProf and Dr. Isis the Scientist continue their Recipe War this week with a soup course. Comrade PhysioProf has made an Italian Wedding Soup with meatballs, escarole, and orzo, while Dr. Isis the Scientist has made both French Onion Soup with toasted croutons and Pumpkin Soup with cilantro mint pesto. Check out the recipes using those links, and then vote here! (And you better fucking vote for Comrade PhysioProf!)