Week 3:
Mayo Clinic


Brent Fellow in Neurology and Medicine

Mayo Clinic | Rochester, Minnesota

June 10, 2013 | This week I continued learning about REM sleep behavioral disorder. As I mentioned before, REM sleep behavioral disorder (RBD) is the enactment of dreams during REM sleep. Approximately 0.5% of the general population is affected by RBD, the majority occurring in men. In order to be diagnosed with RBD a patient must (1) have dream […]

Week 3:
University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry


Dimensions Fellow in Research

University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry | Iowa City, Iowa

June 10, 2013 | This week was referred to as “transgenic week” by the lab members due to the fact that we injected sperm nuclei (which had been modified by the reaction of the nuclei with two of our linearized plasmid constructs) into eggs this week.  And when I say eggs, I mean about five hundred for each construct.  […]

Week 4:
Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences


Rogers Fellow in Environmental Studies

Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina | Columbia, South Carolina

June 9, 2013 | It’s been a long week. The rain was ceaseless. Day, night; it made no difference. The few times when it let up were just as bad – the sky was gloomy and the air was thick as tar. Every morning, I awaken tired from a bad night’s sleep. The humidity also makes my face swell, […]

Week 2:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Physical Therapy

Twin Cities Orthopedics | Edina, Minnesota

June 8, 2013 | Week two of my fellowship consisted of my usual housekeeping type responsibilities and learning from the physical therapists. I received my name badge which allows me to access to staff only areas of the main floor. I was introduced to staff outside of the physical therapist rehab setting and am getting more familiar with my […]

Week 2:
Project Transitions


Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Nonprofit Management

Project Transitions | Austin, Texas

June 7, 2013 | My supervisor called me a workaholic-in-the-making on Tuesday at 5pm, an hour and a half after I was supposedly “done for the day”.  A red flag flashed repeatedly right in front of my mind’s eye: WARNING. I know that I’ve always had trouble leaving projects unfinished, but this week was a prime example of why […]

Week 2:
The Children’s Hospital


Bowen Fellow in Children's Research

The Children's Hospital | Aurora, Colorado

June 5, 2013 | This has been a very productive week for me. After all of the reading I did last week, I was ready to start entering some data. This past week I have been working on calling patients to see if they are willing to help us with our research project. If they say yes, then we […]

Week 1:
Institute for Exploited, Trafficked and Missing Persons


Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Community Outreach

Institute for Exploited, Trafficked and Missing Persons | Minneapolis, Minnesota

June 5, 2013 | First weeks are always a whirlwind, and mine was no different.  I arrived in Minneapolis and started work the next day at 8:30am.  Our offices have just been moved and everyone seems very excited about the new space.  My office has a large window with a small yellow bird who likes to keep me company […]

Week 3:
University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry


Dimensions Fellow in Research

University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry | Iowa City, Iowa

June 4, 2013 | The frozen cells from the previous week were thawed and put through a process called crude filtration.  The cells were lysed and the lysate was then filtered before being mixed with beads coated in an anti-FLAG protein that will bind to the flag tag on our FANCJ and hold it to the beads.  The bead […]

Week 2:
University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry


Dimensions Fellow in Research

University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry | Iowa City, Iowa

June 3, 2013 | This week was noticeably more rhythmic than last week.  The protocols I performed I had already done the week before and was much more comfortable than week one where absolutely everything was new.  The molecular cloning process we’re performing is done by putting different parts of the C-terminus of HCN1 onto ACTx reporter protein sequence.  […]

Week 3:
Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences


Rogers Fellow in Environmental Studies

Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina | Columbia, South Carolina

June 3, 2013 | As I lay on my bed gazing out my window I suddenly realized that the third week had already passed me by. The time has passed more quickly than I had expected; more quickly than I had hoped. The humidity continues to wear on my nerves, and the bugs even more so. I continue to […]

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