Rikki Sargent, a graduate student in the Social Psychology program, was recently named a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. 🏅
This award recognizes Teaching Assistants who have made distinguished contributions to @syracuseu 🍊 by demonstrating excellence in significant instructional capacities, such as classroom teaching, laboratory or studio instruction, leading recitation or discussion sections, or assisting senior faculty members with high-enrollment courses. 📚👩🔬📝 Congratulations, Rikki!
I interrupt this 30 day challenge to bring you: a new blog post!! 😁 I'm creating a series called Research 101 for my blog, in which I will get into some of the particulars of research that people outside of labs typically don't get to hear 😮 the idea here is that if people can understand how the research is done, they will understand the results that come from it better! At least, that's how it works in my mind 😝 .
The first installment of this series is about model organisms/model systems: what are they and why do we use them? 🤔 Well, I'll tell you! .
I hope you enjoy! The link is in my bio 🤓
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Officially BOOKED my trip to go see my cutie pie nephew and his hot mama down in Houston in just a couple weeks ✈️ So grateful that I can make this happen, all because of my hard ass work helping people build their healthiest lives 💕🙌🏼 #PartTimeHustle#FullTimePassion
We know you love design, and we know you love our talented students, so come see our MFA Design students show their work! “If This Then That” is open April 20th through May 11th at the Visual Arts Center, so make sure to stop by. Free and open to the public!
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Yesterday was a day to remember forever. Oscar accompanied me to my Induction Ceremony for becoming a member of Chi Sigma Iota (College Honor Society) Mu Sigma Rho Chapter of Hunter College. For those who may not know, I am pursing to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. ☺
After the ceremony, both of us without any hesitation decided to have dinner at Obao; a place he introduced me to almost 5 years ago😲 when we were still getting to know each other as friends👫 (not dating yet, only hand holding at this point 🤣). It is amazing how time flies by when we appreciate what we have in front of us, choose to grow, learn to learn from mistakes (yes that's what I wrote, it's not a typo), be patient with one another, and learn from & teach one another through kindness, encouragement, humility, persistence, integrity, and commitment.
Oscar, I am so honored to be your wife, and your best friend. Thank you for your willingness to accompany me in any event when I ask you for your availability (I know you won't always be available, but I know you will always try. I really value your effort.)😊
Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua – “Love all you see, including yourself.” — Hale Makua
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Hapuna, meaning “spring” or “pool” is one of the most popular beaches on the big island. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Originally inhabited by native Hawaiians, the area today is a known archeological site with structures throughout the beach. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have any favorite Hawaiian spots? 🍍🌺🌈
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So excited to wrap up this mini series featuring Shawn @brainsurgerydropout. I mentioned previously that an academic 80/20 position is the traditional course but this landscape is changing! Check out these insights from this physician scientist who is not afraid to make waves 💪🏼💪🏼
1) What inspired you to be a physician scientist? My undergrad research mentors. Both men were among the very few neurosurgeons in the US to have active NIH R01-funded laboratories. One even won the R37 Javits Award (the most prestigious NIH grant in neuroscience). Neither had a PhD, but both told me they would have gotten one if they could do it again.
2) How are you using your training? The MD-PhD is the ✨BEST PREPARATION✨ for any career related to biomedical innovation from academic triple threat to industry leader to venture capitalist. My path was unique in that, after making a key discovery, I didn't want to pass the ball. I wanted to run it in myself. It's incredibly rewarding to have literally translated my work from the bench all the way to bedside (in 2019) as a bioentrepreneur and startup founder. Being able to see the problem from both perspectives was excellent preparation.
3) What advice do you have to students considering this pathway? Research scholarship is usually the most important factor for applicant success (at least for MSTP). This means ideally you have worked in-depth on a project including presenting an abstract at a national conference or publishing the work. Strong letters from your research supervisor(s) are also critical. In fact, an impressive research record can rescue a less than stellar MCAT and GPA (I would know). I spent two extra postbacc years bolstering my research and I think it was central to getting multiple offers. I served on the MSTP Admissions Committee for four years and happy to answer any further questions.
This gets me fired up y’all! How about you? Let me know below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Never forget that! People don't mess with me anymore but I remember when I constantly got degraded for going to the gym, preping for a show, and competing in a pageant. As a mother these people thought I never spent time with my daughter which killed me. Little did they know she's involved in everything I do.
Moral of the story, NEVER let someone else tell your story. It's yours. Be happy, follow your dreams, NEVER give up, make them babies proud!!! #proudmom#momswholift#activemom#makindreamshappen#doyou#mydaughterisproudofme#gradstudent
Four more weeks of this madness and spring semester will finally be over 😩 Even though school has literally taken over every aspect of my life it feels good to have gotten through my first year. For those that ask about my grad school journey, no I’m not finished quite yet I have one more semester to get through before I get my Masters but the finish line is so close!! 🙌🏾 👩🏽🎓 #gradschoollife#mastersprogram#ProjectManagement#classof2018#gradstudent#endofthesemester
Another week in the books 📚 👏🏼 my weight has pretty much been the same, but cleaning up my diet, ensuring I get all my micronutrients in from my Microfactor Daily Pack, Full-Mega, and Opti-Greens 50 has led to the reduction of my bloat the last two weeks! I am TERRIBLE when it comes to pills and remembering to take vitamins etc. so I’ve been on myself to remember to take them!! I’m also ecstatic to be on my Royal 21 Queen System again after a few weeks off before the challenge! Also, I’ve been doing an Orangetheory class twice a week and only lifting 3 days😿 but my body needed the mix up! I’m also incorporating more ab work 2-3 times per week (usually I do one.... maybe lol) 💪🏼💪🏼 #mytransphormationstartstoday#progresspicture#iam1stphorm#1stphorm#duespaid#wedothework
[82/100] omg this is such a bad picture. i'm a ball of stress rn. thesis proposal talk next tuesday so a prof gave me this book on mri and I'm getting super into it lol. oh my god one more week of classes. #100daysofproductivity
Finally Fri-yay!!! 🎉🎉 Last weekend being a PT student coming up! 👊🏼🙌🏻 Celebrated with an easy peasy 10k before heading out to own the day! Happy Friday everyone!
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Have a copy of all your transcripts on hand, from every school you have attended (after high school), so you can refer to it when entering your course history. ☀️Some things to note:
1️⃣ Be sure to use the FULL course title (which is found on the course catalog), even if it is abbreviated on your transcript.
2️⃣ You will have to pick a subject for each course, base this off of the course title and the course description, and use your best judgement. (The subject you picks determines whether a course is factored into your science GPA or your non-science GPA)
3️⃣ Do NOT send transcripts to CASPA until the application opens, if not they will be sent straight to the trash
4️⃣ Enter courses that you are currently taking as “in progress”
5️⃣ Enter all courses that you plan to take, especially required pre reqs, as “in progress”
6️⃣ AP credits, Study Abroad courses, etc, will only be inputted on caspa if they are listed on your college transcripts.
The FAQ section of CASPA will be able to help you through most of your questions, but please feel free to DM me if you need any other help!
2 324 hours ago
Though I would definitely watch this version of @pawpatrol
When I was growing up, I always wanted a sister. Over the past ten years God has given me, not one, but two sisters. No, they are not biological, but we refer to each other as sisters. I am so thankful to have these two beauties as my sisters. And thankful to have their families as mine. 💜💜💜💜
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, strong, and full of fire, and that not even she can hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” .
This 👆🏼quote is EVERYTHING! I once allowed my fears to dictate my life. I remained inside the comfort of the bubble I created for myself. I never took risks, I placed self-limiting beliefs on myself, and i never truly LIVED. One day, I decided to live life outside my comfort zone and I never looked back. My relationships are stronger, my love for life is stronger, and the love for myself is stronger 💕 I am living life in color now 😃
What are your passions? What creates that fire deep inside you? How are living outside of your comfort zone? Are placing self-limiting beliefs on yourself too?! I can totally relate to all of this because I once lived that life too. But I can proudly say I no longer live that life. .
I’m looking to help 5 women live life in color! I want to share what changed my life in order to help change YOURS! My next one on one mentorship starts NEXT WEEK! Send me a DM and we’ll start living life in color TOGETHER 😁
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You bet I brought these with me during my time in FL! So glad that my day cream has SPF in it☀️ Have fallen in love with these products, and I can already tell a difference in my skin🧖🏻♀️
Almost a week into dedicated/independent study period for the Step 1 exam... still sane and still on schedule! Some things that have helped me stay focused: tomato timer app set to 45/5 and spending each 5 NOT looking at a screen • making a study schedule that allows for "catching up" if needed • stockpiling healthy snacks & tea 🍵 Tomorrow our school is administering a full length diagnostic exam for us, which will be really helpful in gauging where I'm at & getting the experience of tackling such a long exam. One thing I've actually been struggling a lot with is sleep. After a day of studying for 10-12 hrs, and despite being exhausted beyond belief, I can't get my mind to shut off. Not sure if it's the stress of such a monumental exam, simply being "on" all day, or poor sleep hygiene, but it has been taking me hours to fall asleep. What are your tips for getting a peaceful night of sleep in times of stress?