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Published on January 12, 2009

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P. Kay Lund Ph.DProfessor in Cell & Molecular Physiology, Pediatrics, & Nutrition UNC-Chapel Hill : P. Kay Lund Ph.DProfessor in Cell & Molecular Physiology, Pediatrics, & Nutrition UNC-Chapel Hill Topics : Topics Time management Mentoring Work and Family Principal investigator Post-docs and students Support staff Lund Time Management : Time Management Research Bench Papers Presentations Grants Teaching/Clinical Compliance Family Service Career Development Lund Control Your Time : Control Your Time Just say no - or don’t say yes too readily Take time to make decision and know what you’re getting into - I’ll get back to you Don’t say yes unless the additional duty is personally important or yields tangible rewards Which of my existing duties should I cease in order to do this one well? What resources will be made available to permit me to do this? What compensation can I expect to appropriately reward taking on this additional duty? Lund Time Sinks : Time Sinks Reviews + chapters (be sure its worth doing or delegate if appropriate) Silicon science, E-mail and the web (set guidelines for yourself and staff) Professional societies (engage only in worthwhile activities) Editor/Study sections (valuable but do only when ready and not vulnerable) Lund Effective Networking : Effective Networking Make sure you know what is expected Of you, and that others know what You want (promotion, job,award) A few key people on your side can make all the difference Lund Have some mentors outside Your home department Emphasize rewarding interactions & terminate difficult ones Slide 7: Say: Thanks. Glad my work paid off. Do Not Say: It was nothing. Response to Praise for a Job Well Done Say: Thanks. Glad my work paid off. Do not say: It was nothing. Lund Mentoring Trainees and Staff I : Mentoring Trainees and Staff I The P.I. or authorized designate should know about all experiments undertaken Notebook policy Hard copy vs electronic copy of data Easy access to experimental design, raw data and statistics Lund Mentoring Trainees and Staff II : Mentoring Trainees and Staff II Regular meetings (frequency, duration, venue, and organization is individual specific) Short and long term goals Team projects: discuss specific roles and credit ahead of time Lund Mentoring Trainees : Mentoring Trainees Pre-doctoral trainees have more formalized timetable and milestones Post-doctoral trainees: keep in mind future project and career Reading, reading, reading know the field and competition Writing, writing, writing timely publication Lund Trainees and Networking : Trainees and Networking Encourage networking Encourage attendance at small meetings Introduce your trainees to colleagues when appropriate Have students and post docs make initial contact with other labs Encourage visits to other labs Lund Mentoring Support Staff : Mentoring Support Staff Take performance evaluations seriously and do them regularly (useful when problems or promotions arise) Clearly delineate role with trainees Discuss career development and career trajectory Loyal and expert support staff provide long-term stability Lund Work and Family : Work and Family Planning, planning, planning Young children: small problems - physically tiring, Older children: bigger problems - emotionally tiring It’s not necessarily over after they leave the nest! Increasing involvement with care of elderly parents Anticipate the unexpected Define short and long term goals with your partner (if you have one) Lund Solutions to help balance work and family life : Solutions to help balance work and family life YOU Avoid time sinks Be efficient But-do not get isolated or overtired INSTITUTION On call child care/family assistance Productivity maintenance awards (financial assistance at key times of challenge) Relief from non-essential duties - focus on research UNC just approved graduate student maternity leave policy Lund Thank you for your attention : Thank you for your attention Credit and acknowledgement : Credit and acknowledgement Ensure credit for performance, input, and collaboration. Put your name on written or public documents/presentations. Put the names of contributing trainees and staff on their contribution. Emphasize rewarding interactions and terminate problematic ones. Lund Mentors/networking : Mentors/networking Join professional organizations Choose mentors outside your home department Establish rapport with key leaders in the field Lund

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