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PhD tips from an ordinary person:
1.Financially stable. Meaning you have a stable financial source to support your study & your life as a whole. #phdlife #phdchat #phd #phdfriend #AcademicChatter
2. Have a target of what you want to be after graduation. PhD is a long and tiring journey. It will be so much stress if you're unable to secure a job after your PhD graduation. A bonded PhD would be nice.
If you're not bonded with any organisation, I think you should work first and find an organisation that is willing to sponsor your PhD. Otherwise, you will suffer from unemployment afterwards. Unless you're planning to build up your own business after graduation.
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Is #exercise before or after hip joint replacement better than usual care or minimal treatment?

#Metaanalysis in @JAMANetworkOpen @JAMA_current…

Led by Tobias, Jochen and Max from @PhysioMeScience

🙏for #collaboration!

#osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of #pain, #disability and healthcare resource usage worldwide.

Total hip replacements (THA below) done per year are expected to grow to ~600k per year by 2030…
Some guidelines (both from 2020) recommend exercises with hip replacement

-pre-op advice only
-post-op inpatient ex ✅, outpatient self-directed exercise only

-pre-op ex ✅for specific patients
-post-op ✅
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Hilo sobre maestrías y doctorados en el extranjero + Becas.

He tenido mucha suerte en la vida. Me pude ir hacer una maestría a Londres y luego me gané una beca completa de doctorado en Oxford. Me gustaría retribuir un poquito.
Hice una ronda de preguntas en Instagram y he compilado una serie de tips acerca de cómo encontrar y postular a programas de maestría y doctorado en el extranjero, así como becas para poder estudiarlos.

Toda esta info se encuentra en mis historias destacadas: @reneepereyrae
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Silvia Ghilezan professor @RektoratUNS is an expert on formal methods and logics. Check her @poplconf talk… and a recently published book on Open Science (in Serbian) Thank you for joining the @ACMwomENcourage #posterTrackPC!
I am honored to introduce the next member of the @ACMwomENcourage #posterTrackPC: prof Orna Grumberg prof @TechnionLive… one of the founders of model checking, fellow of @TheOfficialACM, member of @acad_euro. Thank you so much!
Sonia Haiduc @soniahaiduc assoc prof @floridastate works on software engineering, focusing on software maintenance and evolution. She has also compiled a list of YouTube videos on software #performance and performance bugs @ACMwomENcourage #posterTrackPC
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1/I want to take some time to share findings from our semi-recent PETACS study. This was a wonderful collaboration between @COpedsID faculty, survey designers, and #microbiologists across the US.
@JClinMicro @ASMicrobiology #ASMClinMicro…
2/ First, I want to emphasize that this project highlights many of the reasons I chose to pursue a #PhD in clinical & translational science. As a long-time microbiologist, I can say that the clinical lab doesn't often have a seat at the clinical effectiveness / research table.
3/ This project focuses on the tracheal aspirate culture- a diagnostic process that is greatly limited by contamination with normal respiratory flora, and which lacks consensus or standardization across labs and hospitals. @ASCLS @ASMicrobiology @ASCP_Chicago
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1/Dr. Lewis Roberts is giving a really interesting talk at @ACTScience #TS21 that walks us through the art of reviewing and questioning a scientific talk.

We are all pretty familiar with reviewing manuscripts, but I think this is a fresh take!
@EdgeforScholars #phdlife #PhD
This is like a dynamic (real-time) manuscript review. The corollary:
* One key for presenters: strategically repeat yourself
*Tell them what you're going to say (abstract)
*Tell them (introduction, methods, results)
*Tell them what you told them (discussion)
#TS21 @ACTScience
The 40,000 ft view:
*What is the main aim of the study? Should be in the first few minutes of a presentation
*When you are listening, pick out:
-What is the problem they are trying to solve?
-What is the overall hypothesis?
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1/ Dr. Stephen Ekker (@scekker) is speaking my language in his talk about the importance of #scicomm and how effective @Twitter can be for scientists.
#TS21 @EdgeforScholars @ACTScience
2/ Good science communication IS good science ethics!
Effectively communicating our science literally has life-saving implications, and it is VERY important.
#scicomm #TS21 @ACTScience @EdgeforScholars
#phdlife #PhD @CCTSI
3/ Making your own "Scientist Oath" using social media:
If you were making your own platform, what rules would YOU write?
-Be deliberate in thinking about what you share and how you share it
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#ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth ⭐️

@renehan_andrew & his team have produced world-leading research on #ColorectalCancer, involving the link to obesity & the investigation of organ preservation to avoid rectal cancer surgery.

Read about his team & their projects below 👇

Meet @NadinHawwash, a medical student intercalating on the new MB-PhD programme!

Nadin's research is part of the ABACus2 project, which is investigating the life-course exposure to body fatness & the related cancer risk!

Read about this project 👇

1/3 of high-risk rectal cancer patients will receive chemotherapy & surgery - the latter leading to co-morbidities.

@LeeMalcomson works on OnCoRe, a database which identifies non-surgery treatment alternatives such as a Watch-&-Wait strategy 👇

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If U are looking for #opportunities in d USA & Canada, U will need to read this. I've posted many #Scholarships recently for #MSc & #PhD for youths. U are unable to apply cos of #GRE. I'll share why GRE & what U need to know @wakawaka_doctor @Oludeewon @olumuyiwaayo @AishaYesufu
What is GRE General Test?
This test was created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to evaluate academic readiness of the individual for grad. school. Majority of grad. schools in Canada and USA, require this test as a part of the prerequisites to gain admission.@MrParamode
You CAN’T just wake up & decide to write GRE the next day. It takes a lot of effort & hard work.U have to follow processes, ensure U invest time & resources to achieve ur goal. In simple terms, GRE is more than cramming vocabulary words or skimming through basic mathematics.
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@SteveDeaceShow @RandPaul 1. I believe this guy who actually took the time to FINISH & RECEIVED a BA from classics with a pre-med track.... & an MD from @WeillCornell…
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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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👋Welcome to the first #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 and journal editors.

✅We start this week with "How to write an Introduction"...
1/ ⚠️Start your Introduction with a gripping first sentence - spell out why your topic is important!

🗣️ According to @seyeabimbola, Editor of @GlobalHealthBMJ "Academic writing is persuasive writing".

➡️ Let's look at an example of a compelling opening statement 👇👇
2/ ✍️Our exemplar paper for this #tweetorial is called "Social media & vaccine hesitancy"

❗️Note how authors @slloydwilson & @CharlesShey start with an attention grabbing opening sentence, highlighting the importance of their work 👇

📕 Citation:…
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PhD viva prep - a thread 🧵

Last month I was fortune enough to successfully defend my #PhD at viva (a 2-3 hour oral examination). In the lead up to the viva I did a few things to ensure I felt prepared for the exam. Here I outline these ideas to help those with upcoming exams:
1. 2 weeks pre-viva I made a PowerPoint presentation of my thesis and took the opportunity to present this to my research group. This was a great opportunity to verbally articulate my thesis, summarise it down to its core points and face some challenging questions.
2. I then printed my thesis and went through each chapter, adding small colour coded post-it notes on the key pages for chapters, key figures, key tables and core summary tables. This ensured ease of cross referencing during the exam! #phdchat
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What is the reality of living on a PhD stipend for disabled/chronically ill students?

A long thread 1/18
Living on a stipend looked like turning down care, leaving meds at the pharmacy counter, prioitizing some health needs above others. It looks like losing countless hours to phone calls with hospital financing and insurance companies. It looks like refusing to go to the ER 2/18
I wonder all the time if it was worth it to lose doctors, care networks, and treatment options all to go to a top ranking program. In terms of income? No. In terms of benefits? No. In terms of future career options? No. 3/18
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Thread: grant submission experiences as a #PI vs. trainee…with sides of serious and comical.

#AcademicTwitter @AcademicChatter
This week I worked alongside some of my #EPCHL team members (#postdocs, #PhD students) and colleagues to submit 2 applications (was involved in a 3rd). Same competition, same deadline.
Other #EPCHL staff continued to keep our 7+ other clinical trials running smoothly; they have this, they have superpowers that we don’t praise enough.

This brought up memories of a grant submission during graduate school where the PIs and PhD students.
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This photo was taken around 1918 at portrait studio Merkelbach at the Leidseplein. Since the 16th century individual black people were portrayed in Amsterdam/NL. This week I share some still unidentified #portraits. #BlackHistoryMonth #day19 Image
Studio Merkelbach (1913-1969) was one of the many portrait studios in the Netherlands. The unique archive of ten thousands of Photographic plates survived and is kept @stadsarchief. Many Amsterdammers and visitors were photopgraphed. Like American singer Elmer Spyglass in 1913. Image
Among the thousands of portraits after #WW2, there are many soldiers, like the four photos of Alphonso H. Young (1931-2017) taken in 1952. Young was a American serving the @usairforce in #Germany at the time. #portraits #BlackHistoryMonth
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After an amazing response last week, I’m super excited to LAUNCH TODAY my FREE #SciComm #YouTube tutorial series for #Scientists & #researchers across disciplines on how to create your own #animated #videos for #Science #Communication. Pls SUBSCRIBE & RT! 5 videos to start! 1/7 Image
Video 1 - SciComm: #Animation training for Scientists - A brief introduction to this #tutorial series 2/7

Video 2 - SciComm: Animation basics in #aftereffects – Part 1 - setting up, basic shapes, strokes and colours 3/7

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Watching ACCESS DENIED right now with Deaf expert Tim Riker signing, "I don't see any Deaf individuals that have tenured teaching positions. So it's really hard sometimes. There are boundaries to planning my future."

#DeafTalent #AcademicAbleism #DJAB
Tim signed about all the careers he considered: "Maybe I'll be a doctor. But I don't know any Deaf doctors. Maybe a lawyer? Finally I went into corporate. But I wasn't moving up in the company. Then I went to human services. There was a lot less resistance there." ASL Interpreter Ben is a wh...
Tim is signing in this image "Then I went and got my Master's at Gallaudet." He wanted to do a #PhD but orientation was not accessible. So he wondered: "If orientation isn't accessible, how will the PhD program be accessible?" #AcademicTwitter #IsYourPhDProgramAccessible ASL Interpreter Ben voices ...
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I am gonna document the #52weeks as a #PhDStudent in 2021 in this thread.
Week 1: Small, university-level grant submitted. Inducted as Green Fund Committee member at the university.
Week 2: Accepted a guest lecture invite in the department. Its about #schoolnutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic Inducted as Volunteer Mentor for Student Success at the university. #phdlife #52weeks
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#PhD INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE + TIPS/TRICKS (mine were for #biomed)

A thread.👇

Before I begin, all of you are awesome and never let anyone tell you otherwise😃

Share and RT 😁❤
@AcademicChatter @OpenAcademics @PhDspeaks @firstphdchat
You made it. You have an interview for a #PhD program! And we are in the middle of a pandemic! Be proud of this accomplishment, you are amazing 👏

It took me a while to become confident and actually acknowledge this as something to be excited about and not anxious about.
Remember that the committee is impressed and wants to recruit you.
They would want to impress you with their the same way you want to impress them.

Now let's move on to interview prep.
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I know this headline may resonate with some, and that is why I have decided to share.

After 6 years of anticipating a Ph.D., I got a fully-funded Ph.D. admission in 2019. Those 6 years of waiting looked like 'forever'!
#success #phd
Waiting for anything in life is not easy, especially when you have had many successes in a related area. Don't get me wrong, I was making progress in many other areas of my life, but this one thing I have always desired and wanted: to be a Ph.D. holder wasn't just forthcoming.
A bit of background, I finished BSc summa cum laude and top of my faculty and proceeded to pursue MSc in the UK on the prestigious commonwealth scholarship. I should also mention that my undergraduate degree was filled with so many prestigious scholarships and awards.
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1. #phd Vivas are scary, preparation is key. Inspired by a recent pre #viva chat, here are some of the questions I prepped which massively help me during the #Defence, the questions, goal and comments included.

#AcademicTwitter #phdlife #AcademicChatter #phdadvice #phdchat Image
2. Who are your examiners? What's their background, field of initial & #doctoral degree? What have they published? Any special notes on their history? (Industry background, Preference for a specific method).

I tabled this for quick reference to frame any specific questions. Image
3. A key question format learned from the amazing @SMARTlab program was the "Swiss Cheese" question. A question looking to talk about a similar but different area of research!

This is common when examiners are from closely related but different fields. Image
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Thread 🧵

Current Fully Funded Scholarships ⬇️

1.) Hanken School in Finland via @YouTube
2.) Wellington Doctoral Scholarships for International Students in New Zealand (Fully Funded)
Eni Scholarships 2021/2022 for Master’s study at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK (Fully Funded) – Opportunities For Africa… Image
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