Len Zwelling

The Bullying Pulpit   June 7, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Kevin Grigsby’s presentation in Hickey at noon on June 6 was excellent. Dr. Grigsby, a social worker by training, works for the AAMC running Leadership Development and Talent Management. Some of us on the Faculty Senate’s Anti-Bullying Task Force had the pleasure of meeting …

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A few Interesting News Items for you: The first needs no explanation: http://www.thestreet.mobi/story/11942355/1/aveo-fires-140-workers-as-punishment-for-ceos-incompetence.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO The second shows why one institution cannot take on genomic sequencing on its own: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/health/global-partners-agree-on-sharing-trove-of-genetic-data.html?ref=science&_r=0 Finally, thanks to all who have written or come up to me in person and offered your encouragement.  It really, really matters!   Len Z

Boston is Not America and it Definitely Isn’t Texas            June 5, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             In the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, the Mormon missionaries in Uganda sing a song called “I Am Africa’ describing how they have come to appreciate the place they were sent to spread the message of Jesus …

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From Blue Collar Scholar in response to my last post: Thanks.  LZ The reports in The Cancer Letter and Houston Chronicle are troubling on so many levels. What’s most bothersome to me is witnessing the MDA PR/propaganda machine at work. How many state employees are working full time on damage control for poor decisions made by Drs. …

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Dynasty, Dallas and DIRTT    June 3, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Well, there they go again. The rich are definitely different from you and me (F. Scott Fotzgerald).             In a manner that even the Hollywood President Reagan and his free-spending wife Nancy would have seen as unseemly, MD Anderson has spent a fair …

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Are the Genomicists the Tea Party of Biomedical Sciences?   June 1, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling (This blog is dedicated to the last, great cancer biologist—Isaiah J. Fidler)             The Tea Party faithful adopted their name from the Bostonians who tossed British tea overboard in 1773. This was prior to the Revolutionary War in protest of …

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Invisible                   May 30, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Have you ever felt like you aren’t even there? People walk past you without acknowledging your existence? The work you deem important is recognized by no one. Your enthusiasm is a photon, an unshared packet of energy without mass. You go home unsatisfied and yet have difficulty …

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First….    May 28, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             If you haven’t seen the video from the May 23 Townhall, you need to watch it. From the camera angles on the video it is quite apparent that far less than a full house was in attendance so the video record is important.             The leaders …

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