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Jummy Oladipo

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:01

Thank you, Michaela, for an excellent summary of Dr. Lee’s talk.

One thing that stuck out to me from Dr. Lee’s presentation is how the success of the Imatinib paved the way for a new field of research. Up until Imatinib was developed, kinome research was not an existing field. However, the effectiveness of Imatinib for treating patients with CML inspired researchers to explore kinome research. This highlights the multidimensional benefits of successfully translated medicine. Not only do effective therapeutics benefit patients, they can also create new research avenues. Imatinib is a great translational medicine story that serves as an inspiration for biomedical researchers. A question that comes to mind hearing the Imatinib story is whether there is enough media attention around it. There seems to be a belief in the lay public that biomedical research does not always translate to clinical care. I am wondering if this success story is enough to shift people’s perspectives.

Additionally, Dr. Lee’s presentation provided a great example of how to tell a compelling story during a presentation. The effective communication skills he demonstrated serves as a great example of what graduate students should strive for.

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Jummy Oladipo

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