SSR Reflects

All blogs listed here are written by members of the SSR Community 


General Expectations/Experiences of a Post-Doctoral ResearcheR
By Jane Fenelon, PhD, post-doc at University of Melbourne 
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Managing Family and Work: Graduate Student and Mentor Perspectives
By Jennifer Wood and Alison Ermisch
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Large animal models, a necessary and respected tool to study human pregnancies
By Agata Parsons Aubone, DVM
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Meet the WinRS: Interviews
As SSR trainees and women, we decided to reach out to some outstanding women in science at various stages of their careers. 

NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
By Dr. Mathew Dean
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Interview with SSR President, Franco DeMayo
By Alexandra Snider, Rachel West, and Andrew Kelleher
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SARS-CoV-2 and pregnancy: Can the novel coronavirus cross the placental barrier? 

By Rachel West

As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, continues to spread and the hope for a potential cure or vaccine still months away, pregnant women are justifiably concerned about their safety and the risk of transmitting the virus to their fetus. News reports about vertical transmission of the virus have been conflicting at best and fearmongering at worst. Unfortunately, there is still much we don’t know about how SARS-CoV-2 and the associated disease COVID-19 might affect pregnancy. As the novel coronavirus persists, research is being conducted and published at a fevered pace and some of the data are encouraging.

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