oathkeeper-of-tarth said: Hi! So, you were my first ever follower and I fondly remember the fun times in Korra chats and all that good stuff. I have incredible respect for folks who go study medicine because it seems sooo hard and I hope you're kicking med school's butt! Anyway, here you go, if you feel like it. - Say 10 things about yourself and then pass this on to your 10 favorite followers.
I’ve never gotten one of these before! Thanks! (Also I didn’t know I was your first ever follower! How cool.) So ten things, let me think…
1. I am a bit of a desert rat. Give me dry heat over humidity any day. I also love that you can see the horizon all the time in desert-y places. Makes everything feel wide-open.
2. I have curly hair. It used to drive me nuts, but I’ve been working on embracing my curls and working with them instead of against them (I used to try to straighten my hair all the time or just pull it up). Another reason I can’t stand the humidity. My hair drives me crazy from time to time, but less so now.
3. I really wish I spoke better Spanish. I mean I can definitely get by, and I understand a lot more than I can speak,but it’s not up to snuff. It’s a pretty big source of shame for me, which makes me get all flustered when I do try to speak it and that just makes things worse.
4. My handwriting is awful. My mom tells me that I have “doctor handwriting” already, meaning it’s pretty much illegible.
5. I really like mother/daughter stories or sister stories. Pretty much just give me stories about ladies interacting with ladies. They are the best and we don’t get nearly enough of them.
6. Despite what 5 might seem to suggest, I have a pretty good relationship with my dad. We have the same sense of humor and we both laugh way too loud at things, especially when we’re together, much to the dismay of my oldest sister.
7. I never really post about it on here but I really love Fringe (the TV show, not the hairstyle). It’s easily one of my favorite shows. Pseudo-science plus badass leading lady, plus angst and dark tones and overarching philosophical questions? I just wish I had known about it when it was actually airing. (Needed more Jasika Nicole though, she is amazing and I hope to one day DIY half as well as she does).
8. Maria Hill is easily my favorite comic book character. I like pretty much everything about her, from the fact that she’s not always drawn as super attractive, to her pragmatism and the way she moves up the ranks in SHIELD. She is just such an interesting character. It bugs the crap out of me when people think Coulson is more important than her.
9. I love music and I’ll get really into albums/bands and then they’ll kind of cycle through. There are definitely some constants, but even they get kind of shifted to the background from time to time. There is nothing better than seeing a band live when I’m in the ‘really into them’ phase.
10. I like to tell my parents that I’m going to take my MD and use it to become an FBI agent, like one Dana Scully. They do not find this amusing.
Explaining the role of ErbB4 regulators in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Patricia Lozano exudes poise and confidence. In front of fellow interns, she reviews the causes of IBD and discusses how understanding the effect of pro-inflammatory cytokines on ErbB4 in intestinal cells can help improve the current standard of care.
It’s hard to believe she’s still in high school.
Patricia and twelve other students are part of the 2014 Samuels Family Latino & African-American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP), based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
“This program is the stepping stone for high school students from L.A.’s underserved communities to reach their dream careers as doctors, physician-scientists, or PhD research investigators,” says Brent Polk, MD, director of The Saban Research Institute. “By supporting, stimulating and encouraging their scientific interests and education, LA-HIP drives each student to succeed in these rigorous fields.”
Now in its ninth year, LA-HIP is a summer biomedical internship and college preparatory program that gives incoming high school seniors the opportunity to pursue their own research interests alongside nationally-renowned investigators. The first two weeks of the program are spent in an intensive training course, familiarizing all students with the laboratory techniques, biology topics and research methodology needed to succeed in the coming weeks. After this preparation, interns spend five weeks in their mentor’s laboratory investigating their predetermined research questions.