Slow and Steady Wins the Race

These last five weeks seem like they have flown by. My research experience in professor Dickter’s lab has been very enlightening and very productive. I am almost done organizing the data that has been collected for our study on race and media. It is hard to believe that there are only 2 more weeks left for me to work in the lab. So far one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned that you have to be patient throughout the research process. Usually, depending on the nature of the project, you will not achieve the end goal in a of matter days. That is certainly the case for this project on race and media.

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Samples, Surveys, and Smiling Kids!

After lots of hard work and measuring out over a hundred samples of RUTF for kids at clinic, week one of the PUFA acceptability trial is complete!

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Smitten with SBN in ATL

I returned to Thrilliamsburg yesterday from a three day stint in Atlanta at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN).  If the name seems a little overwhelming, you should have been there.  I feel like my brain has been wrung out like a sponge and left out to dry somewhere.  I think I’ll be using the coming weekend to locate it and attempt to get it working again, because if I came away with anything from this astounding, humbling, fascinating conference, it would be with the message that your brain is quite important.  (Serious understatement.)  This trip is by far going to be one of the highlights of my summer, and I feel moved by the experience.  Allow me to try to tell you a little bit about it.

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Week 3: Some Background Information

This past week we caught 12 new diamondback terrapins at Queens Creek, which branches off of the York River.  We followed the same procedure as the previous week, measuring and marking each of them.  Since nothing too eventful happened, I thought I’d give you all some background information on diamondback terrapins.

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Beginnings and Kinks

I feel that I should begin with a better explanation of what exactly my project is, before this post becomes a confusing, angry rant.  It might turn into a little bit of a rant (fair warning) but hopefully it will also make a little bit of sense.

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