MedSci Chronicles

The Life of a Medical Sciences Ambassador

by Jay Bhati ('24) In regard to how I became an ambassador, I think back to my junior year of high school. I had just taken my last AP exam of the year when later that day, to my surprise, my uncle had won some free F.C. Cincinnati tickets. The date was March 4, 2019. … Continue reading The Life of a Medical Sciences Ambassador

Have You Ever Wondered About Party Drugs?

by Kylie Bachmann ('24) We’ve all seen the stereotypical fraternity/sorority parties in the movies. Often, partiers are holding red solo cups, standing near kegs, dancing, and most shockingly - doing party drugs. Party drugs are classified as psychoactive substances, used mostly by teenagers and adolescents at parties, as the name suggests. Some common party drugs … Continue reading Have You Ever Wondered About Party Drugs?

Nullifying Nature with CRISPR Changes? A Review of Science Documentary ‘Human Nature’

by Rena Lenchitz ('23) Since the film’s release alone, we have been absorbed in a whirlwind of scientific and medical achievements. Scientists are tirelessly working to develop technology that continues to provide us with advancements and adaptations like never before. Adam Bolt’s documentary, Human Nature, reminds us that as humans, we have been genetically modifying … Continue reading Nullifying Nature with CRISPR Changes? A Review of Science Documentary ‘Human Nature’

The Joy of Genetics: An Interview with Dr. David Wieczorek

by Lin Abigail Tan ('22) Last week, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. David Wieczorek, professor and director of admissions of the Medical Sciences program at the University of Cincinnati. I’ve had Dr. Wieczorek for two courses, Fundamentals of Molecular Genetics and Human Medical Genetics, and I greatly admire his articulate lecture style, presentation … Continue reading The Joy of Genetics: An Interview with Dr. David Wieczorek

An Exploration of Pediatric Endocrinology

by Kylie Bachmann ('24) As a Medical Sciences student, when asking classmates and peers what their future plans are, the responses are not diverse. The most common answers that I’ve heard include the following: pediatrics, ER physicians, surgeons, cardiologists, and family medicine now and then. While there are thousands of subspecialities and health-related careers, why … Continue reading An Exploration of Pediatric Endocrinology

The Next Stop on the Road to Equality: A Review of Fruitvale Station

by Rena Lenchitz ('23) Oscar Grant. Samuel Dubose. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Breonna Taylor. Their names, and countless others, are etched in American history as lives cut short at the hands of gross abuses of power. All the heart-wrenching hurt felt over these tragic losses cannot be fully duplicated by the efforts of cinema. However, … Continue reading The Next Stop on the Road to Equality: A Review of Fruitvale Station

How Can You Help? Ways to Actively Limit Your Carbon Footprint

by Sarah Whiteside (University of Cincinnati, '24) “Living eco-friendly” is a phrase that is commonly thrown around. These environmentally friendly habits stem from learned behaviors that have been taught to us by our peer groups and society. Many people are crowd followers and seek approval from others. Oftentimes, conformity is essential in initiating change. For instance, reusable water bottles such as Hydro Flasks have gained tremendous popularity over the past few years and are a great alternative to plastic water bottles. Plastic water bottles are … Continue reading How Can You Help? Ways to Actively Limit Your Carbon Footprint

COVID-19 and Sports

by Jay Bhati (University of Cincinnati, '24) COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Sports are a hugeaspect of life that the coronavirus has taken away from people. Usually during hard times, sports offer a refuge by taking our minds off reality. Sports are a way for us to escape and dive … Continue reading COVID-19 and Sports