Ethan Brock likens the cancer biology research he’s been doing this summer to the process of assembling the pieces of a puzzle. Sponsored jointly by Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State’s Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Brock’s summer research fellowship has introduced him to cutting-edge research in this field. He acknowledges that even though great progress has been made in our understanding of cancer we still have much to learn.
This rising senior at Albion College explains that his younger brother has inspired him to make discoveries that will improve people’s quality of life.
Cloutier took two trips during Albion’s recent break between semesters. The first was a weeklong December journey to Honduras with a group from Global Medical Brigades where she worked in a temporary clinic that saw more than 450 patients in three days. Her second weeklong experience was closer to home as she got an intensive look at revitalization efforts in Detroit along with 19 other Albion students in the Sleight Leadership Program.
Smith, '07, Secures Grants for EMR System at Cass Clinic
Thanks to Jennifer Smith, Wayne State University School of Medicine students and physicians who volunteer to treat the uninsured at the Cass Clinic – and their patients – no longer have to keep medical records on index cards.
Smith, a 2007 Albion College graduate who just completed her second year of medical school, secured a number of grants to find a new electronic medical record system for the clinic. Smith, of Ann Arbor, was invited to discuss that successful project in Lansing by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Gibbons and fellow biology major Heather Norbert, '12, joined geology major Abby Williams, '12, Whitehouse Nature Center director David Green, and Lincoln as the Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF) launched a conservation project joining four private Michigan colleges and universities, the University Preparatory Academy (a Detroit-based charter school), and Ducks Unlimited in the creation of wetland in Monroe County along the River Raisin.