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Spring 2019 Feature Stories

The Secret Lives of Scientists - thumbnailSecret Lives of Scientists

While science may give meaning and shape to a life, as Duke Ellington said, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.”




I am a different doctor - thumbnailI am a Different Doctor

When the doctor becomes the patient, careers – and even lives – are put at risk. Four resilient alumni who’ve weathered serious health crises share their personal stories about lessons learned.





The New Triple Threat - thumbnailThe New Triple Threat

Alex Valadka Leads Neurosurgery into its Second Century.



Hench Hunch - thumbnailThe Hench Hunch

Former admissions dean Miles Hench, Ph.D., earned a reputation for discovering potential others may have overlooked in medical school applicants. Now a scholarship that bears his name supports the student who’s admitted last each fall.


Piece of the past - thumbnailPiece of the Past

Even with the invention of MRI machines, ultrasounds and CT scans, stethoscopes remain a vital part of medicine.





Through your Eyes - thumbnailThrough Your Eyes

“I wanted to encapsulate our travels,” says Doug Johnson, M’79. “It’s better than a photograph. It’s the emotion behind the experience. It’s a way to turn part of my life into something concrete.”