Mock interviews for PREP students

PREP interviews, 2014Students enrolled in PREP 2106, Pre-Professional Seminar for Health Fields, participated in mock interviews today.

Drs. Jan and Dennis O’Connell (Hardin-Simmons School of Physical Therapy), Mr. Justin Crowe (physician recruiter from Hendrick Hospital), Dr. Cameo Harvey (McMurry alum and therapeutic optometrist), and Mrs. Debra Burchett (Executive Director, Medical Care Mission) took time from their busy schedules to give students an authentic experience of sitting in the “hot seat” for a professional interview.

The students were nervous, but performed well and all of them will feel more at ease the next time!  And the next time, for most of them, will be when applying for medical or dental school.

We appreciate our volunteer interviewers and want them to know that the student find this experience extremely worthwhile!

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Bradley Rowland presents at Toxicology conference

Bradley RowlandBradley Rowland, senior BIMS and Biochemistry major, presented a poster at the Society of Toxicology’s national conference in Phoenix last week.

His poster, entitled Impact of Liposome Treatment on Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis, looked at clinically relevant liposomal nanoparticle treatments.   Liposomes are lipid based nanoparticles that can be loaded with drugs to better permeate and be retained in tumor tissue.  The drawback is that they may not be inert.  Early testing indicates that they may promote tumor growth and angiogenisis.

Eventually, through determining the mechanism behind liposomal-induced tumor growth, we may be able to  prevent these deleterious effects associated with liposomal drug carriers.   The testing was done with a mouse model.

Brad works as an intern with Dr. Irene LeBeck at the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy, Abilene campus.




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