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Internship gives Smith insight to life as a physician’s assistant

Senior biochemistry major Maddy Smith spent the 2017 January Term learning what it takes to be a physician’s assistant (PA) by spending every day job shadowing at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Smith, who is from Littleton, Colorado, spent every day of the experience in the hospital or in an outpatient setting. She began by shadowing a nephrologist and learning about dialysis, then worked her way to the ICU; the ER; and, finally, to her favorite place: the operating room. In the OR she had the opportunity to scrub in on transplants and organ procurements, as well as ...Read more

Erickson '97 helping build instruments to detect biological threats

What happens when you take math and chemistry degrees from Hastings College and combine them with advanced studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering? If you’re Dr. Jeff Erickson ’97, you help the U.S. Navy design and build scientific instruments that help detect biological threats. Erickson is a staff engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory, the U.S. Navy’s corporate laboratory in Washington, D.C., where he is working to design highly sensitive and accurate novel sensors for detection of biological threats. He also does work with upper respiratory pathogens like SARS and bird flu, ...Read more