Tag: #endings

All good things… Part XVII

I started working as an apprentice in a clinical lab in Juarez, Mexico, when I was 14 years old. I had told my mother that I had an interest in medicine and science, and she introduced me to Dr. Ricardo Ortiz Piñeru and his assistant Daniel Chavez Licón. Dr. Ortiz was the former director of the medical school in Juarez,…

All Good Things (Part Three)

Author’s Note: This is the last post in a three-part series on my “final thoughts” on my work at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene over the last six years. My last day there is today. In about three weeks, I’ll be a full-time student in the Doctor of Public Health program at Johns Hopkins University. Part one…

All Good Things (Part Two)

Author’s Note: This is the second part of a three-part series on my “final thoughts” as I leave the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and move on to bigger, hopefully better things. Part one is HERE. Part three will be HERE starting August 16, 2013, at 8am ET, which is my last day at DHMH. The Epi Gate…

All Good Things… (Part One)

AUTHOR NOTE: This is the first part of a three-part series looking back on my six years as an epidemiologist at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The second part will be HERE on August 9, and the third part will be HERE on August 16, 2013, my last day at DHMH. It goes without saying that what…