Health and Life Sciences

Daria Szkwarko '06

August 5, 2011

With Experience in Kenya, France, and Tanzania, Medical Student Daria Szkwarko ’06 Plans to Practice in Africa

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By Barbara Mulligan When medical student Daria Szkwarko ’06 arrived in Kenya for a clinical research experience last August, she hoped to figure out what area of medicine she wanted to pursue, become proficient in Swahili, collaborate with professionals, and establish a “side project.” But first of all, she wanted “to learn what it takes [...]

Students float down the River Cam

July 15, 2011

Students Learn about U.K. Healthcare System by Living and Working in London

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It’s not every day students get to learn about a foreign healthcare system by rolling up their sleeves and working within the system, but that’s exactly what 19 students did through a summer interim course in London. It’s such a unique experience that each year, the College receives inquiries from students around the country hoping [...]

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May 26, 2011

Medical Pioneer Gerald Bodey ’56 Played Role in Battle Against Cancer

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By Kate Helm In the 1960s, Gerald P. Bodey ’56 almost became a medical missionary. At that time the draft was still in place for doctors, so his physician friend, Charles Mengel ’53, suggested Bodey fulfill his draft requirements by applying for a position as a clinical associate in the leukemia service at the National [...]

Professor Alan Childs and Lauren Howland '11

May 13, 2011

Lauren Howland ’11 Is a Leader on Campus and in the Classroom

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When a task comes easily, some say, “It’s not brain surgery.” Lauren Howland ’11 (Vestal, N.Y.) moves so effortlessly between activities, she makes handling any task look simple—and the neuroscience major may even be a brain surgeon someday. While president of Lafayette Activities Forum, Howland helped orchestrate one of the most successful spring concerts on [...]

Professor Jamila Bookwala and Brendan Lawson '11

May 13, 2011

Brendan Lawson ’11 Prepares for Optometry School through Service, Research, and Academic Presentations and Publications

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For Brendan Lawson ’11 (Bernardsville, N.J.), his desire to become an optometrist was solidified during a service trip to Guatemala. “We provided over 1,600 pairs of prescription eyeglasses and an equal amount of sunglasses to patients who had never had a comprehensive eye exam before,” explains the psychology major. “I gave new glasses to a [...]