2017 “Find-Your-Role-Model” Session Series No. 41 held

41th “Find-Your-Role-Model” Session January 23, 2018


In the 41st FYRM session we hosted Dr. Braun from Harvard-affiliated
hospitals and research institutes. He is originally from Princeton
University, but received his PhD in Computational Biology from Courant
Institute of Mathematical Science at New York University in 2012 and in 2013
graduated from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He did his residency
and served as a Chief Medical Resident in Internal Medicine at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital, where he is currently a fellow in Hematology and Oncology.
After kindly introducing the course of his career and his research field to
us, which involved immunology and genomics combined to develop a
personalized treatment for advanced kidney cancer, he allowed plenty of time
to ask him questions. Here, I would like to briefly summarize the points he
particularly emphasized as being vital to seeking success. First, it is very
important to find a good mentor. A good mentor is someone who is passionate,
and committed to educating and guiding his pupils. You can know this by
asking peers or seeing people who had been disciplined by such a mentor.
Second, different areas of lives happen at the same time. Just like him, you
can be a researcher, clinician, and a father at the same time. Lastly, even
the greatest individuals in history did not accomplish their successes
simultaneously. It is important to focus on things that are going on in
front of you, be it residency, or research, and put your best effort into
it. He concluded the session leaving us the message that, if you follow
this, and always be open to opportunities, you will have accomplished many
things before you realize it.

HSLP Student Host

Date & Time: 11:55-12:45, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Venue: G-Lab, M&D Tower 8F South
Guest: David Braun, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Hematology and Oncology,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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