Saturday, February 20, 2010
"An Eye on Big Pharma": I am Feautured in NYIT Magazine Article
The article is entitled "In Sickness and In Health: NYIT graduates speak out on the furure of medicine." I'm honored to be in such distinguished company of people who are making real contributions like Eric Fleischman (D.O. '86) working for the Clinton Foundation's HIV/AIDS Initiative in Thailand. My remarks about "rising drug prices" in the US pales by comparison, although I don't remember saying drug prices have "bollixed up" the health care debate. Oh, well, any PR is good PR.
My focus at NYIT was computer graphics and my most memorable moment occurred during a classroom discussion of the utility of computer graphics. The professor asked a question like "What benefits have computer graphics brought us?" I almost immediately blurted out "If it weren't for computer graphics, we would not have seen the rings of your anus!" Of course, I was referring to the planet "Uranus," whose name pronunciation has changed since 1988 (probably because of remarks similar to mine from school kids everywhere). Needless to say, after a stunned silence, the class broke into loud laughter. Despite that remark, I went on to ace the class.
This taught me that, despite what my teachers always said, you won't be seen unless you make yourself heard!