Monthly Archives: December 2013

Faculty Statement

I need to bust my tail every day in order to teach students how to work hard. I need to be fastidious in my physical exams to teach students how to pay attention to details. I need to fill out labels, put bands on, and double and … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary cooperation: is it like a middle school dance at first?

I can see it now – animal scientists lined up along one wall, veterinarians lined up along the other.  Every once and awhile someone wanders over to the punch bowl.  Finally they play the Macarena and a few brave souls … Continue reading

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The heaviest responsibility

This is the part of my job that I hate the most: deciding whether another individual should be allowed to join my profession.  It is wholly necessary and yet I detest it.  Students come through as fourth years, having spent so … Continue reading

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Meningitis outbreak at Princeton

A total of 7 students at Princeton University have come down with bacterial meningitis since March.  While 6 of those students have recovered and the 7th is expected to recover, the mortality associated with this disease is typically 10%.  Adolescents … Continue reading

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