How Does Research Inform Scientific Discovery?

How Does Research Inform Scientific Discovery?

Guest AuthorNov 1, 20235 min read
Curious what our DataWiz-IN Scholars Program is like from someone who’s been there/done that? Charitie Martino, a summer intern in the 2023 NLM DataWiz Scholars Program, shares what she learned about balancing two opposing approaches to research… and what that means for her interest in neuroscience and her future career as a researcher.



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