“Brain on Fire” Movie Review

This movie portrays the real life story of Susannah Cahalan, based off her bestselling memoir "Brain on Fire".  Susannah was a 21-year-old New York Times journalist who was hospitalized after she was almost lost to an autoimmune illness when the medical system failed her.  Just before being sent to a psychiatric hospital, one of her …

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Summer 2017 SURP Internship Reflection

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (aka SURP) is an internship program which permits students from all across the country to gain lab experience working as a lab tech for the summer in the lab of faculty mentors engaged in health-based research.  Many students apply to this program to add something to their resume for med …

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Summer 2017 HCHS Fellowship Reflection

The Honors College Health Sciences fellowship is a program at the University of Pittsburgh which supports undergraduates completing biomedical research for the summer.  I was fortunate enough to receive this fellowship as a continuation of my research fellowship from this past spring semester (for more on that and what my research is about, check out …

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Book Review: “The Five Love Languages”

Book: "The Five Love Languages" Author: Gary Chapman Summary Words Of Affirmation - providing meaningful compliments as simple as a compliment, a word of encouragement, or a humble and kind note Quality Time - giving undivided attention to spend in the moment with your loved one; making time to give focused attention and quality conversation …

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