Science & Medicine

Smoke signals

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Geophysicist Raymond Pierrehumbert studies global warming on Earth and the climate physics of distant planets.

Smart doctors

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A Pritzker School of Medicine course teaches observation skills through the study of art.

Esther Conwell, PhD’48

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At a time when science was a man’s field, physicist and chemist Conwell conducted research that won her a 2010 National Medal of Science.

Triple transplant

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In a rare procedure, UChicago doctors give a patient a new heart, liver, and kidney.

Shards unseen

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Archaeologist Hannah Chazin searches for late Bronze Age artifacts in Armenia.

Healing vessel

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Amy Lehman envisions treating patients from isolated African villages aboard a hospital boat.

Coffee science

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Cell biologist Stephanie Levi’s Night Labs series makes science accessible.

Science? Fiction?

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For 41 years Stanton Friedman, SB'55, SM'56, has traveled the world with a simple message: UFOs are real.

Crystal method

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Nadrian Seeman, SB’66, uses DNA not to study biology but as a building block for nano-tiny structures.

Course of treatment

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Monica Vela, MD’93, who has faced health-care disparities as both a physician and a patient, teaches students about the issues that afflict underserved communities, inspiring many to reach out.

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