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Spring 2019 Feature Stories
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.”
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.
Alex Valadka Leads Neurosurgery into its Second Century.
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.
Even with the invention of MRI machines, ultrasounds and CT scans, stethoscopes remain a vital part of medicine.
“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.”