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Leah Cannon

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I am the content editor for Life Science Network. It is my job is to ensure that all community and library content is relevant and interesting. If you have any questions or suggestions about what you would like to see on Life Science Network, please contact me at [email protected]

Before landing this awesome job, I worked as an emergency veterinarian in Sydney, Australia and as a postdoc at the SBP Medical Discovery Institute in San Diego.

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Posted By: Leah Cannon May 24, 2017 9:45 AM
Found in Community: LSN Startups Blogs
The Hacking Health community brings together healthcare professionals, business professionals and scientists to ‘hack’ major healthcare problems and come up with new technologies to solve these problems. The movement started in Canada in 2012 and is now active in 30 different cities around the world.  ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 22, 2017 9:46 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Trump's leaked budget shows he plans to cut millions of dollars of research funding. This will not only affect research in the US but will have a flow-on affect to research around the world as many people collaborate with American labs and use NIH-funded resources such as PubMed. It is easy when faced ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 19, 2017 9:20 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Drugs & Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases (DDTD) , a non-profit biotech company in San Diego, works to create diagnostics and treatments for Neglected Tropical Diseases such as malaria, Dengue Fever and River Blindness. DDTD is supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 19, 2017 12:17 AM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
We recently published some tips from Marguerite Evans-Galea on how to make best use of mentor-mentee relationships. Here are some more tips from a recent webinar hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists .  For more career tips, join Life Science Network . [ View the story "Mentoring Tips ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 18, 2017 11:07 PM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
Earlier this week, paleontologist and open science advocate Jon Tennant published a  blog post discussing whether scientists should cite preprints in their scientific articles. This discussion has been kicking around twitter for a while and Jon's article got a big response with over 60 comments both ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 18, 2017 12:48 AM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Pint of Science brings scientists into pubs across the world to explain their science to the public in a fun, informal setting. It started in 2012 when two scientists at Imperial College London, Michael Motskin and Praveen Paul, decided to bring patients with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 11, 2017 3:22 AM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
Here at Life Science Network we talk a lot about the fact that not all STEM PhD graduates can stay in academia and so academic trainees should have official career development plans  and mentors who support all types of career training .  Until that happens, it is up to junior scientists to map ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 10, 2017 9:21 AM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Thinkable is an online platform that allows scientists to enter their research into a series of competitions to win grants, research awards or innovation prizes.  Scientists win monetary prizes for each prize and competition, but that is not always the most valuable part. Entering Thinkable competitions ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 9, 2017 1:24 AM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
Women in STEMM Australia connects and supports women working in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine fields across Australia. We spoke with co-founder and CEO, Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, about their work. What do you do in your role as CEO of Women in STEMM? It’s a volunteer ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 8, 2017 11:11 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
The recent March for Science that happened around the world has highlighted the need for secure research funding and the need to better communicate science with the public. The Centenary Institute in Australia is tackling both these problems with their new fundraising and public awareness campaign ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 6, 2017 8:18 AM
Found in Community: LSN Startups Blogs
Johnson & Johnson's incubator arm, JLABs, has a series of  QuickFire Challenges , offering early-stage companies funding or lab space or both. They have launched 17 challenges so far, 10 of which are now closed, and seven of which are currently in progress or soon to open. They have awarded close to ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon May 3, 2017 11:13 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Following the March for Science that recently took place in over 500 cities around the world, there has been a lot of talk about the need for scientists to better communicate our work to the public. We also need to communicate our work to potential funders, partners and collaborators. This means scientists ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 30, 2017 10:44 PM
Found in Community: LSN Careers Blogs
For decades, the standard academic career path has been graduate school, postdoc position, tenure track/associate professor position, full professor. However, more and more people around the world are graduating with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) PhDs but there has not been ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 27, 2017 11:09 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Antibiotic resistant infections kill 700,000 people around the world every year, including 23,000 Americans. The story of one woman dying in Nevada from a multi drug-resistant bacteria became worldwide news in January of this year, making more people aware of this very pressing issue.  A group of ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 26, 2017 10:42 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Today the  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative  (science's own fairy godmother founded by facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan)  announced - on facebook of course - they are partnering with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) to expand the  bioRxiv pre-print server. Scientists can use ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 24, 2017 9:52 PM
Found in Community: Marketing for Life Sciences Blogs
Startup entrepreneurs know that media coverage can be a powerful way to find customers or users and to gain credibility with potential partners or investors. However, it’s not always easy to get that media coverage. The first step, as science journalists will tell you, is to make sure that your news ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 22, 2017 11:44 PM
Found in Community: LSN CENTRAL COMMUNITY Blogs
Scientists and science supporters came out in force across Latin America as part of the worldwide March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. [View the story "Marcha por la Ciencia" on Storify]
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 22, 2017 11:29 PM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
Canadians (and their dogs) came out in force to support science. For more news and articles on issues affecting young scientists around the world, join Life Science Network - it's free! [View the story "March ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 22, 2017 11:09 PM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
On April 22, 2017, thousands of people marched in cities across the USA to show politicians and policy makers why science is so important. Here are some snapshots from March for Science USA: For more news and articles on issues affecting young scientists around the world, join Life Science Network ...
Posted By: Leah Cannon Apr 22, 2017 8:03 AM
Found in Community: Science Advocacy Network Blogs
Today, Earth Day, scientists and science lovers have been marching in cities around the world to stand up to governments who want to take away research funding, to shout loud and clear about the importance of science in every part of our lives and to remind ourselves that we need to better communicate ...