My brain is an just organ, but I am just my brain

One of the biggest arguments that mental health advocates use is that illnesses of the brain should be treated exactly the same as those of any other organ.  After all, the brain is exactly that - an organ.  It's just another part of the body, and that part gets sick, too.  So why do we … Continue reading My brain is an just organ, but I am just my brain

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STEM doesn’t stand for “Smarter Than Everyone (else), Man”

I just realized that I've been working at Vanderbilt for over 100 days now.  Things have finally begun to feel more natural - I know where most of the buildings are, I optimized my bike route to work, and I even joined the BME grad student council e-board.  As each day passes, I feel more … Continue reading STEM doesn’t stand for “Smarter Than Everyone (else), Man”

I don’t know what to title this, but I do know that I’m pissed.

Around 9am today, Donald Trump issued a series of 3 tweets that read:  "...the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender … Continue reading I don’t know what to title this, but I do know that I’m pissed.

The Night King? More like, Climate Change, am I right?

As most of my friends/readers know, I love Game of Thrones.  I've read every book and seen every episode.  And now that it's back, I finally have a reason to live from each Sunday to the next!  (I'm kidding, Mom).  Even better, my favorite character is still alive.  (It's Sansa, because I relate to her … Continue reading The Night King? More like, Climate Change, am I right?