• Hahn pursuing Ph.D. in genetics

    Jun 11, 2015

    Since seventh grade, Alyssa Hahn wanted to study genetics, and starting this fall she’ll do just that at the University of Iowa as a Ph.D. student.

  • Dimensions 2014-15 highlights

    May 27, 2015

    2014-15 was a great year for Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare.

  • Exhibit on Shakespeare and the four humors

    Jan 14, 2015

    Cornell College will host the U.S. National Library of Medicine exhibit “‘And there’s the humor of it’: Shakespeare and the four humors” from Jan. 19 through Feb. 28 in Cole Library with a presentation on Jan. 29.

  • Best-selling author speaking Jan. 28

    Jan 13, 2015

    Sam Kean, a best-selling science author, will speak about neuroscience and his latest book, “The Dueling Neurosurgeons,” at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Cornell College.

  • Doing serious work in silly makeup

    Dec 31, 2014

    Lydia Meece, a senior at Cornell College, took part in an internship in Peru with two organizations dedicated to clowning and public health.

  • Thedacare internship information session

    Feb 10, 2014

    Dimensions is currently recruiting for a paid ($15/Hr) summer internship at the Thedacare Center for Healthcare Value in Appleton, Wisconsin. The internship is open to students in all majors, but is designed for students who are interested in healthcare, particularly in the areas of healthcare policy, administration and delivery.

  • Science Cafe: Eat. Drink. Talk science.

    Feb 10, 2014

    Dr. Gabriele Ludewig of the University of Iowa College of Public Health will lead an informal discussion about hazardous chemicals, the environment and the potential impact on your health.

  • “Stiff” reading group

    Oct 24, 2013

    Our second book selection is Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. “Stiff” lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practice? She interweaves present-day explorations with a history of past attempts to study what it means to be human. Students selected for this discussion group should come prepared to discuss the second half of the book.

  • How to land a summer research position

    Oct 24, 2013

    We’ll discuss how research experience will help your development as a scientist, how to locate and apply for campus and off-campus opportunities, and provide you with a packet of information which includes a spreadsheet highlighting external research competitions, a sample resume and personal statement, and rules of etiquette for requesting a letter of recommendation. Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Shaw conference room in Thomas Commons.

  • Dimensions program makes better scientists and humanitarians

    Mar 27, 2013

    Cornell College offers extensive advising and support to students pursuing careers in the health sciences through Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare. Graduates have been accepted to medical school at the University of Chicago, Creighton University, Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and many other programs.

  • Barnes attends conference to learn about MCAT changes

    Oct 30, 2012

    Julie Barnes, associate director, Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare, attended the National Association for Advisors of the Health Professions’ (NAAHP) 2012 National Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

    May 29, 2012

    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.

  • NBC news features Larry Dorr ’63

    Feb 1, 2012

    On Jan. 31 “NBC Nightly News” featured Cornell trustee Dr. Larry Dorr ’63 and Operation Walk, the charity he founded, in its “Making a Difference” segment.

  • Author speaking about healthcare system Feb. 6

    Jan 30, 2012

    Noted report T.R. Reid, who has written books, made documentary films and recorded commentaries for National Public Radio, was on campus in February to talk about the U.S. healthcare system. In his talk, he examined ways the U.S. can offer better healthcare and insurance coverage.

  • Dr. Zabner Luncheon

    Jan 11, 2012

    Dr. Joseph Zabner is professor of internal medicine, director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and vice chair for Translational Research at the University of Iowa Healthcare.