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I would say that society is at fault. The government was not behind Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, Dr. Oz, etc.
#vaccine #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork #MedTwitter #ScienceTwitter
What the government DID do wrong: “#security” & espionage via vaccines Frankenstein monster unleashed on Muslims

If the US government does do things like this it’s not a “#conspiracy

...all while what led to #CapitolRiots was brewing 🤦🏻‍♀️

If Prius-driving Whole Foods-consuming suburbanites would STOP #misinformation #disinformation to #trauma ridden #refugee populations


the jobs of minority & Muslim doctors would not be so hard

This is lack of *societal* control
of the most privileged
who HARM
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I am looking for some good CHEMISTRY WRITING exercises to use with my research group. e.g. re-writing sentences and paragraphs etc. Any suggestions? Thread below is the writing resources I use. 1/10 #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #writingtips #ozchem #chemistry #publishing
Whitesides' priceless tips is always a great place to start. 2/10…
The Science of Scientific Writing by George Gopen and Judith Swan. 3/10…
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I am very excited to announce that @MohsenAlif & I have won the Google Research Award!
Our project entitled "Is Economics From Afar Domain Generalizable?" falls under the Machine Perception category.
We are the only winners from Pakistan!… Google Research Scholar Award (2021) winners from Pakistan
It's a good day for #Pakistan and a fantastic one for us.
Both @MohsenAlif & I are at @ITUPunjab which is where we got the chance to do this multidisciplinary & cutting edge work. It's not everyday when labs in computer vision & #Economics come together to create impact.
According to Google, The Research Scholar Program supports early-career faculty who are doing impactful research in fields relevant to Google and is intended to help to develop new collaborations and encourage long term relationships.
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A #thread on our recent paper in @PLOSNTDs examining ecological #evidence-base for #DiseaseControl management practices for #KyasanurForestDisease #AcademicTwitter #Scicomm #OneHealth; paper led by @SarahBurthe from @MonkeyFever_ consortium
#Diseasecontrol strategies originate through endorsements by Governments/academia/authorities; they're often not field-tested robustly; even when they are, evidence is limited to one sector (cf. #OneHealth #Intersectoral approaches);
#publichealth approaches ought to be contextual & their effectiveness ought to be evaluated, yet strategies for disease control often spread through word of mouth and are sometimes untested;
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When you want to know why
-women & minorities leave medicine
-why research lacks data to serve needs of anyone not white & male
-why different mortality rates in patients by gender, race, SES

this is why

This is #MedBikini#professionalism” again

Is insidious
but highly effective
-different access

As women, LGBTQ, minorities, disabled enter or advance in medicine, this professor’s public stance will be cited to mislabel having #ethics as “lacking #professionalism…
#medbikini is not one article
=attitude of many physicians
=drives this

We saw this happen with @ayshakhoury and @uche_blackstock and so many others. It especially happens at midcareer to WOC, especially black. Also if Muslim, LGBTQ, disabled, #mentalhealth

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I've seen a lot on #AcademicTwitter about people struggling to read journal articles that they've flagged. Like many others, I need to stay up to date on the latest literature. Here's are 10 tips about how I was able to "read" 500+ articles in the past 3 yrs.

A 🧵

This process takes me between 2 and 10 minutes.

1⃣I email myself articles that sound interesting or relevant.

2⃣I “snooze“ the article so that one article a day shows up in my inbox at 6 AM.

3⃣Reading the article is the first thing I do in the morning. If I don’t read it in the first 30 minutes of my day, I know I won’t get to it.

4⃣I skim through the abstract (30 seconds)

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Didn't get an award, which is ok, but it took so much energy to apply. Disabled scholars get significantly less grants, and I bet it is largely due to the fact that we are physically unable to apply to as many as our nondisabled colleagues #AcademicChatter
Comparing number of awards recieved vs those one applies for may be an interesting metric for #DisabledinSTEM as I know I apply for far fewer than most people. @AcademicChatter @AbleismAcademia
I have a stack of grants I'm interested in applying for, but I can pretty much exclusively write 2-3 small (under $4000) ones a year. Anything on the larger side would probably be 1 or 2 a year without the small ones...
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In a Zoom meeting this week, my (amazing) colleague @jim_farney used a very cool technique for a balanced group discussion. He called it "problem spaghetti". Here is how it works: (1/n)

#AcademicTwitter #AcademiaMadeEasier #zoommeeting
1. Meeting chair poses question (e.g. “What is your feedback on X?”). Everyone types their response in the chat but does NOT hit share.
2. After 3 mins, chair asks everyone to share.
3. Group takes a few minutes to quietly read everyone’s responses. (2/n)
4. Chair selects either a common theme or particularly important item & focuses discussion on that point. Items of agreement and/or items not requiring discussion are NOT discussed further.
5. Chat comments are saved & shared with the full group after the meeting is done. (3/n)
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1/13 I know this may be unpopular but also appreciate those who trust me precisely because I'm willing to say if evidence doesn't support a popular idea.

Here's why I oppose Covid passports.

#scicomm #openscience #epitwitter #AcademicTwitter @AcademicChatter #vaccination
2/13 Variants, especially P.1 in brazil appear perfectly capable of reinfecting people who have immunity for the original dominant strains, so they may not even prove that which justifies their existence.…
3/13 "Immunity passports would create a divide between the haves and have-nots. Those with passports would have access to opportunities, including a return to work, that would not be available to those without proof of immunity."…
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1/ In @ScienceMagazine, there has been a marked bias against women in the attention afforded to their publications in recent years. We don’t know why. #tweetorial @AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter
2/ Many studies show biases against #womeninSTEM, including in performance metrics used for hiring/promotion/tenure decisions. E.g. men self-cite more…, get better reference letters…, get invited to talks more…
3/ Altmetrics are a new way of quantifying the attention papers get online. They scrape news and blog sites and social media for mentions of an article. The biggest aggregator is @altmetric
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Today is a great day to stop all DEI efforts, ask yourselves which ones over the past year have actually positively affected Black scholars, and ponder why many Black students won't touch your committees with a 20-foot pole. #dei #AcademicTwitter
The emotional toll of being the only Black student or one of extremely few in a DEI committee alone is severe. Whether folks are throwing out ideas to *help all students* by suggesting trickle down economics as a viable way to fix longstanding inequity, or...
..or looking to you, the one melanated person in the room, to be a voice on behalf of all Black people, heck all "people of color" in the university but only if you have the right tone AND don't implicate anyone in the all-white committee as being part of the problem....
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I really wish grad programs began asking "does this serve our students?" Does this assignment teach necessary skills for a broad job market? Do students have time to develop skills during coursework? Or is the program asking students to learn these outside of class hours? 1/6
What is the program directly preparing students for? What connections does the department maintain with the federal sector and other business sectors? Are students being introduced to worlds outside of academia? 2/6
To ask the hard question - why should a student go to grad school in a certain program? What is the incentive? When the job market looks like this and real career training is non-existent? 3/6
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This is a presentation I did for our postdocs on applying for Ks. Given that they were already getting information on types of Ks, the forms, etc. I focused on my experiences. I also used questions from participants attending a K panel organized by @DrHaeny to focus this talk.
Warning: “At the end the person who invited me said, “Oh, I thought at first this was going to be a really depressing talk.” LOL. I tried to share my actual journey - not some glossy version of it. #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
First I talked through my timeline. I started working on my K obscenely early. While I was waiting for my F32 to be funded, I took a class on NIH grant writing that required us to have a different section done each week to share and get feedback on.
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Yesterday I learned that my RAs didn't know how to change the color themes in excel - so they were stuck using the boring old DEFAULT excel colors. What a travesty! What are they teaching kids in school these days - cursive??? #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
I thought I'd share here how to change the colors so your @Microsoft stuff can be prettier.
See that boringly colored graph? We are going to change that to be way prettier. First go to page layout. You then have two options - colors and themes.
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The #SpecialIssue on '#Colonial #Legacies, #Postcolonial ‘Selfhood’ n the (Un)doing of #Africa' is going to be out in May, @thirdworldq. Some amazing contributions will be curated together. In this thread, I share all the articles that will be part of this collection. #mustread
'The cognitive empire, politics of knowledge n African intellectual productions: reflections on struggles for epistemic freedom n resurgence of decolonisation in 21st century'. #foodforthought by @sjndlovugatshen #ColonialLegacies #Africa @thirdworldq…
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Doing a PhD #Academia #phdchat
How to be a good friend or boss to a PhD student. #AcademicTwitter #phdchat
My advice to PhD students #phdchat
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🚨 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝙤𝙛 '𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙒𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙖 𝙋𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙧'

📈 This week we focus on 'Writing the Results Section'

✅ Let's get straight into it...


#AcademicTwitter #phdchat #phdadvice
1/ ❓𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼?

📌 The results section represents the core findings of a study

🧐 The data presented should help answer your research questions
2/ ✅ 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝗼:

▶️Keep it concise
▶️Present data in a logical fashion 👩‍💻
▶️Add diagrams & charts 📈
▶️Triple check your data is accurate & consistent ✅
▶️Use sub-headings - make it easy for your reader 😀
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I’ve heard some PhDs complaining about not having a seat at the policy table. I have some thoughts on this issue based on things I’ve learned over the years working with practitioners and policy makers. A THREAD… #AcademicTwitter
I’m not saying I’m the expert on this. There are plenty of people with much more experience who also have written on this issue (in a more articulate manner!). But, FWIW, I thought I’d share my two cents (in no particular order):
1) Do important research that addresses issues that need immediate attention. If people don’t seem to understand the importance of your research it is either because (a) it isn’t important or (b) you’ve failed to communicate its importance. Either way, it's a “you problem.”
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#AcademicTwitter, there is a great tendency towards more transparency, reflection and inflection about publishing, process, success and failure in our work. This one, has been more failure than success for most of the time, so let me share a short story on this article. Thread...
This piece is based on the last of 5 substantive empirical chapters of my PhD that I wrote about 3 years ago. It's been in several ways the least intended and most haphazard chapter, but at the same time the most intriguing to research.
While some of my supervisors said it's the most important and useful chapter of my dissertation, draft versions of it were rejected by two journals before this final version ended up getting published. That process taught me about the uneven world of academic publishing...
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cw/tw: Holocaust, eugenics

'To begin with the early days, with the definitional, and with the paradigmatic: As far back as the late nineteenth century, psychiatrists among others began adopting a theoretic position known as Social Darwinism—
the belief that human groups were subject to the same Darwinian evolutionary principles as animals and plants; moreover, that the social or cultural was inherently biological and so was governed by the same biological laws.
While there were other directions as well, Social Darwinists—and yes, they were at the center of the eugenics movement—were particularly concerned with the improvement of their stock. Besides wanting to “perfect” their stock, they were hell-bent on doing whatever was deemed
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Rick Feiock victimized students for 3 decades. As his latest victim said “I was scared. I didn’t know what to do...I haven’t told anyone because it’s very hard and I couldn’t tell them because I didn’t feel that I had anyone to protect me.” #MeToo…
“Feiock had been investigated for sexual misconduct before. In 1991 and 2005, he was counseled and the behavior was documented in an annual performance evaluation.”
“When the new allegations surfaced in January 2020, Berry looked for reports made of his conduct in 1991, 2005 and 2018 only to discover that his personnel file had been wiped clean, according to the report... the reports had been cleansed”
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👋Welcome back to the second #tweetorial in an 8 part series on "How to write a paper"

✍️This series is designed to help you improve your academic writing & includes top tips from established academics & journal editors.

THIS WEEK = "How to write a Methods Section"... 🧵👇👇
1/❓Why write a Methods Section at all?

🗣️I like @DrSicchia's articulation of why a Methods Section is important:

🧁Think of your Methods Section like a recipe...

"It should be clear so that readers can see & interrogate exactly what’s been done & how to replicate the study"
2/ The Methods Section is a description of how the study was carried out.

👇It should outline:

➡️Study design
➡️Study setting
➡️What was done to answer the RQs
➡️How the findings were analysed
➡️Resources used

[+ more if relevant]
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Lately I have been talking to some students and friends about various places to look for academic positions. Because there is no ONE-FOR-ALL space to find opportunities, here is a thread summarizing the ones I know of 1/34 #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #phd #internationalPhD
Having said that, I must emphasize that this #database is skewed towards #Asians and #Indians (and other #internationals) to study in #EU #UK or #USA in general and is certainly not exhaustive. I have no info. on #NSF grants for example or grants within India. 2/34
Most importantly, I’m hoping this thread helps #colouredwomeninSTEM & #WomeninSTEM, please feel free to RT. And as a #biologist, I am more aware of databases in #ecology, #wildlife, #evolution and #conservation circles, feel free to add more and share. Let’s dive right in! 3/34
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Today, on #InternationalWomensDay I'd like to celebrate 10 amazing academics who've changed the fields of #STS #STEM and social sciences, and made significant impact on my own research. Follow them, come work with them, read and cite their work! #WomensDay #AcademicTwitter
Alondra Nelson @alondra is the first #STS scholar to have become a science advisor to the President of the United States. Prof. Nelson is recognized for her pioneering studies of #genetics #race and #technology and for years she's worked to support social sciences in the US.
Shoshana Zuboff @shoshanazuboff. Everyone's read The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. It is in Prof. Zuboff's terms that we all discuss #BigTech and the privacy crisis that challenges our democratic institutions. #SurveillanceCapitalism
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