Twelve Months of DrugMonkey (2009)

December 1, 2009

The rules for this blog meme are quite simple.
-Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year.
I originally did this meme, after seeing similar posted by Janet Stemwedel and John Lynch. Last year’s edition is here.

  • Jan: A recent post from PalMD notes that discontinuation from clinical treatment with modern anti-depressant drugs such as the Selective* Serotonin Reuptake-Inhibitors (SSRIs; Prozac/fluoxetine and the like) can result in unpleasant effects. [link]
  • Feb: Associate Professor Carl L. Hart, Ph.D. (PubMed; Department Website; ResearchCrossroads Profile) of the Psychology and Psychiatry Departments of Columbia University conducts research on several drugs of abuse with concentrations on cannabis and methamphetamine. [link]
  • Mar: Many of you Readers were very generous during October’s DrugMonkey Blog Reader Challenge as a part of the other ScienceBlogs’ participation in the Bloggers Challenge. [link]
  • Apr: I’ve been following the doings of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) off and on. [link]
  • May: Our good blog friend Dr. Isis of On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess has recently launched a “Letters to Our Daughters” project to solicit advice from women researchers to those who are following. [link]
  • Jun: In case you have not read it by now, the Nicholas D. Kristoff Op/Ed in the NYT about the aftermath of civil unrest in Liberia is the trigger. [link]
  • Jul: It was spectacularly bad timing. [link]
  • Aug: PhysioProf linked to this post from The Witty Mulatto who normally blogs at The Madness is the Method. [link]
  • Sep: A comment on PhysioProf’s recent post about a retracted paper raises an interesting issue. [link]
  • Oct: My readers will recall that I have long expressed difficulty crediting assertions that assistant professors are poorer reviewers of grant proposals. [link]
  • Nov: I’d seen some sort of press release on this before but for some reason there is a new NIH brag note out today. [link]
  • Dec: Just how critical is a supportive “Environment” to the successful conduct of a research project supported by the NIH? [link]

If you join in, and you should even if you have been blogging less than a year, drop a link in the comments.

No Responses Yet to “Twelve Months of DrugMonkey (2009)”

  1. Dr Becca Says:

    I love memes! And mine is easy, since I’ve only been blogging 3 months. This is my first time trying html links, so please be nice if it all just looks like a bunch of gobbledygook.
    Sep: My doctorate in neurobiology took me five years to complete, and I’m now about to complete my fifth year as a post-doc. [link]
    Oct: I like to think of myself as a classy lady. [link]
    Nov: It’s been quite a week. [link]


  2. I’ll play…incidentally, this took a lot longer than I expected because of a blogger/computer glitch that wouldn’t let me paste anything.


  3. Ok, I can’t seem to link in text. Use the URL in my name instead.


  4. P.D. Says:

    I’ve been in on the meme for the past few years and just posted the instance for 2009.


  5. Wow great Congratulation to all, it is about to complete one joyful prosperous complete year.


  6. denialist Says:

    It would not be a bad idea for Drugmonkey bloggers to read and discuss, before New Year’s Eve, “New York Finds Extreme Crisis in Youth Prisons” ( NYT, December 14, 2009). It could help including new avenues for research and education in respectives New Year Resolution Agenda.


  7. LostMarbles Says:

    Shiny. I needed an excuse to post something.


  8. Heather Says:

    We held off posting ours for our blogoversary week, and it was a great way to go back and look at our first year!


  9. […] meme, after seeing similar posted by Janet Stemwedel and John Lynch. Last year’s edition is here and the 2008 edition is […]


  10. proflikesubstance Says:

    What the hell, I’ll play.


  11. Yay! I love this meme! Here are my first 8 months of blogging in summary.


  12. DrugMonkey Says:

    Dudes, this is the 2009 thread!


  13. Helpful, for the point and effectively written, some basic adjectives I’d like to use to illustrate this beautifully written piece of information.


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