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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Part case study, part manifesto, On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry written by Cornell alumnus who is a doctor/healthcare executive uses real-life anecdotes and the logic of lean thinking to make a convincing argument that “lean healthcare — is urgently needed and eminently doable. The book’s author, Dr. John […]