Hot off the presses! Frontiers in Ophthalmology, a departmental report that covers the achievements and advances of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology:
I had the honor of serving on the review committee of this report and as scientific editor of the Research & Discovery section (2.4MB PDF).
Here is an example of the reviews:
“It would be impossible to read Frontiers without achieving a sense of excitement and enthusiasm for the level of research and the educational programs underway. It was particularly gratifying to learn of the activity and achievements of so many faculty friends for whom I will always have the greatest respect and appreciation.” —George J. Rabstejnek, Chairman Emeritus, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
According to a Boston Globe investigation, restaurants and markets in eastern Massachusetts mislabel their fish nearly 50% of the time (suggested by DNA analysis of 183 fish samples). In other words, if you order some fancy and/or expensive fish, there’s a good chance it’s a cheap, inferior, or even unhealthful substitute.
JoVE is an innovative online journal that uses video to demonstrate scientific concepts. This experience introduced me to script writing, which is quite different from “normal” science writing. Things that look alright on paper can turn out to be absolute tongue-twisters that sound ridiculous; thus, scripting requires language that is ever more clear and concise than the usual obtuse scientific technobabble.
I’ve also provided voiceover narration to a number of videos, which allowed me to practice the art of elocution. I can now say things like “osseointegrated intelligent implant design” six times really fast without stumbling over the words. I also have the ability to describe good sperm (and how to distinguish it from poor-quality sperm) without cracking a smile.