The 2021 Essay Contest is now open! Also in this issue, the Lasker Foundation launches a new podcast in which emerging researchers and physicians call their scientific heroes for guidance. They get advice that’s useful whether you want to be a scientist or anything else.

Lasker Podcast

Dial an Idol

How do you silence the naysayers or manage your self-doubt? Is there an upside to failure? Listen to Dial an Idol, a new podcast from the Lasker Foundation, hosted by Flora Lichtman.

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The 2021 Lasker Essay Contest Is Now Open!

This year’s topic is: What is the most important scientific lesson you have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic? Discuss how that lesson will influence your research work and/or career.