What It Takes to Succeed: Finding a Work/Life Balance


You’ve heard of the elusive work/life balance — but is it really possible to find time for both a personal and professional life? Established scientists tell you the strategies they use to integrate home and work life.

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Stacie Grossman-Bloom, PhD
Stacie Grossman Bloom is the senior executive director for administration and policy and a research assistant professor in the department of neuroscience and physiology at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. Stacie served as a neuroscience editor at Nature Medicine, and then became the vice president and scientific director of the New York Academy of Sciences, where she mentored more than a dozen female scientists transitioning to roles outside of academia. She was also previously the executive director of the NYU Neuroscience Institute, where she assembled a strong team of administrators who actively work on career development of scientists at all career stages. Stacie earned her PhD from Georgetown University and completed postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University.
Frances Jensen, MD, PhD
Frances E. Jensen is an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of epilepsy research at Boston Children's Hospital. She serves on many advisory boards for private and public research foundations, is a past chair of SfN’s Program Committee, and is a past chair of the Council of Medical Education of the American Epilepsy Society where she made important contributions to professional training. Among other honors, Jensen has received the First Award from NIH and was the 2003 Lennox Lecturer at the American Epilepsy Society Meeting.
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, PhD
Joanne Berger-Sweeney is president of Trinity College. Berger-Sweeney previously served as dean of the school of arts and sciences at Tufts University. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley University, MPH in environmental health sciences from University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD in neurotoxicology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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