The Effort Report

Professors Elizabeth Matsui and Roger Peng talk about life in the academic trenches, telling it like it is.

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Professors Elizabeth Matsui and Roger Peng talk about life in the academic trenches, telling it like it is.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-16 00:51
last episode published
2019-03-15 05:00
publication frequency
10.84 days
Contributors
Roger Peng owner  
Elizabeth Matsui and Roger Peng author  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
92
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Science & Medicine

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
15.03.2019

90 - Skepticism vs. Sales

Elizabeth and Roger meet in Austin, Texas to talk about crying at work and the conflict between skepticism and sales. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Report on Tw...
1.03.2019

89 - The One About Collabofriends

Elizabeth and Roger tackle the cold hard truth and coping mechanisms. Show notes: Aaron Carroll's tweet thread Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Report on Twitter: https://twi...
15.02.2019

88 - The Last Minute Frenzy

Elizabeth and Roger talk about different styles of managing a project as a deadline is looming. Also, what to do about being the second pick. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethma...
28.01.2019

87 - Live from Vanderbilt University

Elizabeth and Roger travel to Vanderbilt University to do a live show hosted by the Vandy Department of Biostatistics. In this episode they discuss how to learn the system at a new place and take questions from the audience about what makes a good talk...
11.01.2019

86 - Social Networks

Elizabeth and Roger celebrate the onset of 2019 with a discussion about the role of social networks in academic success. Show notes: Integration in emerging social networks explains academic failure and success Roger on Twitter: Tweets from @rdpen...
14.12.2018

85 - Awkward Conversations

Elizabeth and Roger discuss Venn diagrams, the end of science, and having awkward conversations with collaborators. Show notes: Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitte...
26.11.2018

84 - The Venn Diagram of Research and Education

Elizabeth and Roger discuss the charged topic of who should be doing the teaching, and who should be teaching research skills and methods to students and trainees who are on a research track. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Eli...
12.11.2018

83 - Social Capital and the Peng Rule

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the relative values of social capital and having a more tangible skill set or resource in career success. Show notes: I am an angry woman. From workplace bias to sexist politics, we have a lot to be angry about. Roger on...
29.10.2018

82 - Is Academia Toxic and Broken?

Elizabeth and Roger tackle Elizabeth's annoyances, paper formatting, and a recent Twitter thread on whether academia is toxic and broken. And the return of Lessons from Space! Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitte...
15.10.2018

81 - Your Institutional Profile

Elizabeth and Roger follow up on the lecture workout and discuss pre-meetings, maintaining your institutional profile, not giving up on an idea, and yearly themes. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://t...
2.10.2018

80 - Opportunity Cost to Investment Potential Ratio

Elizabeth and Roger talk about when the opportunity cost is worth the investment opportunity and managing an investigator team. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Re...
17.09.2018

79 -Ignoring the Job Description When There Are Constraints

Elizabeth and Roger revisit Al Sommer’s public health lesson: ignore the job description and also discuss being in the line of (bio)statistical fire. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eli...
3.09.2018

78 - Soliciting Feedback About an Idea

Elizabeth and Roger talk about feedback and a few of the things that make academic medicine different from most of the rest of the academic world. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizab...
20.08.2018

77 - Back From Globetrotting

Elizabeth and Roger are now settled in their respective home cities to discuss the nuts and bolts of collaboration and the nature of research. Show notes: "Find your passion" is bad advice Episode 36 - Where's the Passion? Roger on Twitter: https://t...
9.07.2018

76 - Special Guest Frauke Kreuter

Roger welcomes special guest co-host Frauke Kreuter to discuss time management, digging deep vs. being broad, chairing a meeting, and efficient advising of students.  Show notes: Frauke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fraukolos Roger on Twitter: https:...
25.06.2018

75 - How Long Should the Runway Be?

Elizabeth and Roger talk about ownership of grants and data and choosing projects that afford a long runway. Show notes: Submitting grants vs. waiting -  https://twitter.com/DrSherryPagoto/status/1006498383551455232 Why the Medical Research Grant Syste...
4.06.2018

74 - Using Hammers and Nails for Writing

Elizabeth and Roger talk about writing (again) and about opportunities that arise that cause you to rethink your career path. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Repo...
21.05.2018

73 - Listener Questions and Feedback

Elizabeth and Roger take listener questions and try very hard to answer them. Show notes: Lewis MacKenzie's paper about academic podcasts Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Rep...
7.05.2018

72 - What I Wish I'd Known

Elizabeth and Roger discuss how to make something qualify as “scholarship” in academia and what Roger wished he’d known before starting out as a professor. Also, the next installment of the new segment Elizabeth on the Move. Show notes: Storytelling wi...
23.04.2018

71 - The Hour of Power

Elizabeth and Roger talk about what to expect from your mentor when writing a career development grant and the power grab. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Report ...
9.04.2018

70 - Walking the Walk and the Domino Effect

Elizabeth and Roger talk about some of the awkward and sometimes hidden situations people find themselves in in biomedical academia. Show notes: Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effo...
26.03.2018

69 - Effort Report Meets South Park

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the ideal mix of ingredients for successful creativity on deadline. Show notes: Six Days to Air Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethmatsui Effort Report on Twitt...
12.03.2018

68 - Keeping Track of Time

Roger and Elizabeth follow up on Elizabeth's plenary talk and Roger decides to initiate a time tracking study with Elizabeth's guidance. Show notes: Skeptical cat Science is Demanding Gordon Ramsay Quality at Ray Kroc Speeds Toggl App Submit to the E...
2.03.2018

67 - Advice for a Plenary Talk

Roger gives Elizabeth feedback on the slides for a talk she is giving at an upcoming conference. Also follow up and other small things. Show notes: Sherri Rose's poll about review times Katey Rayner's thread about Canadian grants Elizabeth's slides Su...
13.02.2018

66 - Trapped in the Lexicon

Elizabeth and Roger revisit evaluating the science vs. the scientist and talk about how the jargon of a field can be an obstacle to innovation. Show notes: Interview with Elizabeth: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/mstp/blog/effort-report-podcast-about...
29.01.2018

65 - Intellectual Deep Dive

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the depth of intellectual commitment needed to have an impact and being a matchmaker...when you suspect the match may not be a good one. Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: http://theeffortreport.com/201...
15.01.2018

64 - Mind the Gap

Elizabeth and Roger discuss the common mismatch between what you are actually working on and what you would like to be working on, and how to know if you should get out. Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: http://theeffortreport.com/2...
18.12.2017

63 - Revising and Resubmitting a Grant

Elizabeth and Roger talk about strategies for revising and resubmitting grants. Show notes: Doing Skype Interviews: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/management/tips-to-improve-your-chances-of-success-in-a-skype-interview/artic...
11.12.2017

62 - Reinventing Yourself

Elizabeth and Roger talk about career changes and how they offer an opportunity to reinvent your (professional) self. Show notes: Jeff Leek's blog post on reproducibility: https://simplystatistics.org/2017/11/21/rr-sress/ Effort Report Stickers: https...
27.11.2017

61 - Stagnation and Herd Mentality

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the forces that can promote creative stagnation and herd mentality and how to determine when you have a “publication unit.” Show notes: Thinking like a statistician: the importance of investigator-initiated grants - https...
20.11.2017

60 - Special Co-Host Liz Stuart

Liz Stuart joins the podcast to talk with Roger about preparing for talks and parceling out ideas into papers. Show Notes: Liz Stuart on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizstuartdc Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: http://theeffortreport.com/2017/...
13.11.2017

59 - The Messy Execution of Research Reproducibility

Elizabeth and Roger discuss how scientific criticism plays out in the modern day. Show Notes: New York Times piece on Amy Cuddy: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/magazine/when-the-revolution-came-for-amy-cuddy.html?_r=0 Slate piece about the New York...
30.10.2017

58 - Prizes and the History of Academic Medicine

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the role of prizes in science and how the history of academic medicine has shaped the phenotype of the academic physician. Show notes: History of academic medicine: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2015/03/13/academic-me...
16.10.2017

57 - Not All Scientific Writing is the Same

Elizabeth and Roger discuss the value of preprints and how grant writing is different from writing papers. Also an all new Lessons from Space! Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: http://theeffortreport.com/2017/06/08/score/ Effort Rep...
9.10.2017

56 - Author Order on Papers and Book Club

Elizabeth and Roger discuss revising how authors are presented on papers and Roger initiates a new book club segment. Show notes: Devang Mehta on author order: https://medium.com/@devang/science-first-scientists-later-6419cbc4ac9b Submit to the Effort ...
25.09.2017

55 - P-value Thresholds and Establishing Independence

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the latest controversy over p-value thresholds and establishing an independent professional reputation. Show Notes: Ethan Weiss Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/ethanjweiss/status/909884793747206144 Stephen Piccolo blo...
18.09.2017

54 - Moon Shots, Diversifying Your Portfolio, and Data Sharing

Elizabeth and Roger talk about what moon shots are really about, if and how to diversify your professional funding portfolio, and data collectors and “data parasites". Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: http://theeffortreport.com/201...
11.09.2017

53 - Career Planning and Academic Metrics Showdown

Elizabeth and Roger go head-to-head in a contest of academic metrics and also talk about career planning. Show Notes: Researchers FOIAing grants:  https://www.buzzfeed.com/teresalcarey/when-scientists-foia?utm_term=.lvLwnoLOR#.hk0jmlRAv Submit to the E...
4.09.2017

52 - Feeling Under Attack and the Academic Metrics Draft

Elizabeth and Roger discuss being under attack (especially on the Internet) and set the stage for the first ever academic metrics draft. Show Notes: Chris Kraft lecture: https://youtu.be/Fo8v7juSgRw Jeff Leek's post on getting crushed on the Internet: ...
28.08.2017

51 - Teaching Writing

Elizabeth and Roger talk about their experiences teaching writing and the type of person who might feel most at home in an academic environment. Show Notes: Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers by M. Zeiger: https://www.amazon.com/Essential...
21.08.2017

50 - It's a Small World After All

Elizabeth and Roger talk about how small our respective scientific communities are and the implications across a career and the really hard work of translating scientific evidence into practice or policy. Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact ...
14.08.2017

17 - The Personal Politics of Academia

Elizabeth and Roger talk about the (unexpectedly?) outsized influence of personalities on collaborations and careers. Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: http://theeffortreport.com/2017/06/08/score/ Effort Report Stickers: https://ww...
7.08.2017

27 - The Specific Aims Page and the Power Structure of Academia

Elizabeth and Roger discuss strategies for writing the Specific Aims page of a grant and who really has power in academia are topics of discussion for this week's episode. Show notes: Elizabeth Grant A Elizabeth Grant B Roger Grant A Roger Grant B Subm...
31.07.2017

49 - Debuting the Impact Score

Elizabeth and Roger debut The Effort Report’s new segment, the Impact Score, in which they review specific aims pages or project overviews from grants. Show Notes: Liangyuan Hu grant: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B678uTpUfn80bHBkMlVYSUV5ZFU Jake P...
24.07.2017

48 - The Academic Gas Pedal

Elizabeth and Roger discuss whether you should go with a light touch with your career or go "pedal to the metal". Also, follow up on sharing grants, administrative positions, pair writing, and email response times.  Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Rep...
17.07.2017

47 - Ignore the Job Description (A Case Study)

Elizabeth and Roger welcome Elizabeth Stuart, Professor in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins, to discuss ignoring the job description and making the job what you want it to be. Also they discuss working in a department that is different ...
10.07.2017

46 - Collect Data First, Ask Questions Later

Elizabeth and Roger discuss the common pitfall of understanding the distinction between data collection and designing a study to answer a research question, and what they think makes a good slide. Show Notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: h...
3.07.2017

45 - Departments and Media Relations

Elizabeth and Roger talk about why there are departments and interacting with the media.  Show notes: Submit to the Effort Report Impact Score: http://theeffortreport.com/2017/06/08/score/ The Money Episode: http://effortreport.libsyn.com/4-the-money-e...
26.06.2017

44 - How to Review a Paper

Elizabeth and Roger talk about reviewing papers submitted for publication. And Elizabeth wins the Weekly Grind. Show notes: Effort Report Stickers: https://www.stickermule.com/marketplace/17852-the-effort-report-podcast Roger on Twitter: https://twitt...
19.06.2017

43 - Special Appearance on the Philip Guo Podcast

Roger makes a special appearance on Philip Guo's Podcast to talk about podcasting in academia and white boards. Show notes: Philip Guo's web site: http://pgbovine.net/index.html Effort Report Stickers: https://www.stickermule.com/marketplace/17852-the...