Apr 21, 2017

Lessons Learned Part 15

We learn and adapt our behavior in the small things we do and notice every day. In 2017, I'm keeping track of these tiny lessons and adaptations in my life. 

Institutional Racism is a Tough Nut to Crack
Even really smart and accomplished PhDs have major blind spots when it comes to institutional racism, and I heard plenty of it this week. If a cancer disproportionately affects a minority group but people from that group rarely join clinical trials because of eligibility requirements, then we aren't testing the right things. 

New Ideas Are So Fun
I had the opportunity to brainstorm with a friend/colleague who is launching a startup this week and came up with a few viable ideas for his team to research. It feels so good to think of what's possible. This is my favorite kind of work. 

Learning to be a Parent is Humbling
I am enjoying it so much more than I thought I would, and I am finding wisdom about how to be better at it in unexpected places. 

Previous Lessons Learned
Part 14
Part 13
Part 12
Part 11
Part 10
Part 9
Part 8
Part 7
Part 6
Part 5
Part 4
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1

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