Election to the National Academy of Medicine is but the latest first for Dr. Judith James Dr. Judith James can’t remember not wanting to be a doctor. As a 5-year-old, James, who had severe asthma, shared her career intentions with her pediatrician. “He said if I wanted to become a nurse, he would be happy […]
How Long Can We Live?
And is that even the right question?
If he’s not conducting research or caring for patients, Dr. Hal Scofield has a staggering array of passions that keep him busy. And the list is always growing. By Adam Cohen | Illustrations by Jeffrey Smith When his late mother was in the early phases of dementia, Dr. Hal Scofield and his younger daughter, Amanda, headed […]
Nothing But Net
OMRF’s newest fundraiser brings a competitive fire to everything he does. Kevin Henry can’t help himself. Even though he no longer plays basketball, he still gets caught up in the games. This can prove a bit awkward when he’s sitting courtside at the Lloyd Noble Center, where he provides color analysis on the radio broadcasts […]
OMRF’s education programs enjoyed a record summer in 2022. For most students, summer means late nights, lake days and snooze buttons. But for those who spend the dog days in OMRF’s labs, it’s mice, pipettes and data analysis. Despite the obvious appeal of a lazy few months between semesters, in recent years, OMRF has seen […]
Ask Dr. McEver: Terms and Conditions
Dear Dr. McEver, Hospital employees, especially when talking to the media, often describe a patient’s condition as “stable.” What does that mean? And when they say a person’s condition is “fair,” how does that differ from “good”? Jo Jones Edmond, OK Dr. McEver Prescribes There is no universal definition of the term “stable” in the […]