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Madison MacKinnon

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:43

I found our discussion with Dr. Gerszten on the publics tendency to distort the impact of research findings to be very pertinent and echoed what we talked about in a previous TMED class of ours. We previously discussed the "War on Cancer" in the 1970's and the disillusionment the public felt from the lack of cure or visible effect of the research. This caused a translational gap of knowledge between the public and scientists , with communication between the two being the main factor. Therefore, I commend Dr. Gerszten for raising this point and having this discussion in-depth with us to address these issues. Hopefully, we can all take steps to prevent situations like this from happening in the future, and promote communication and knowledge between scientists and the public.

Thank you Dr. Gerszten for your time and for your incredibly interesting talk!

Name
Madison MacKinnon

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