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Six courses traveled to tropical field stations in February

Fifty-seven students joined their Cornell professors for courses in the Bahamas and Belize during block 6. Cornell courses have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America.

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Hitt excels in volleyball, civic leadership and pre-med studies

On the court, Kirtley Hitt ’12 helped lead her volleyball team to the Division III national tournament. She also pursued numerous volunteer and pre-med opportunities in preparation for becoming a physician assistant.

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Levasseur balances medical research with cello and Spanish

Student Victoria Levasseur explains how Cornell’s unique block plan allows her to wholeheartedly pursue her varied passions.

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Lecture: International Studies of Pre-term Birth

Jeff Murray will present on March 3rd on the challenges and rewards of studying the genetic and environmental causes of birth defects and pre-term birth.

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Students reflect on Operation Walk experiences

Since 2005, Cornell students have regularly joined Dr. Larry Dorr ’63 and other medical professionals on Operation Walk, a medical mission that performs hip and knee replacements in countries such as China, Peru, and Viet Nam. During the trips, students observe surgeries and assist with physical therapy and many other aspects of the project.

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See-yin So explores forensic pathology through research internships

Eager to explore her interest in forensic pathology, See-yin So found the perfect outlet:  a summer internship in New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner sponsored by the Dimensions program. She earned a Cornell Fellowship the following summer to conduct biotech research in Baltimore, and she hopes to enter medical school after graduating […]

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Zarifkar adds genetics research and EMT service to pre-med training

As a pre-med student aiming to become an emergency room doctor, Mehrdad Zarifkar ’09 benefited from many opportunities at Cornell, including a two-block Cornell Fellowship at Translational Genomics (TGen) in Phoenix, dedicated MCAT preparation, and reading groups with President Garner.

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Students conduct migraine research in Chicago

Since 2007, a number of Cornell students have engaged in neuroscience research side-by-side with professionals at the University of Chicago. The opportunity was established Rich Kraig ’71, director of the Cerebrovascular Disease and Aging Laboratories at the university.

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Zuccarelli works towards career in bilingual medicine

Britton Zuccarelli ’07 earned a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and plans to eventually practice bilingual medicine with a specialization in adolescent medicine, family practice or pediatrics. As an undergraduate she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish, with a minor in chemistry.

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Kolowski practices real-life CSI in New York City

Jason Kolowski ’98 practices real-life CSI as a forensic scientist with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in New York City. Kolowski investigates DNA evidence from crime scenes, and was directly involved with forensic recovery after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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