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The Program in Human Biology is an interschool, interdepartmental, undergraduate major. The program's mission is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the human being from biological, behavioral, social, and cultural perspectives.

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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Students,

Welcome back. HumBio has been abuzz with activity the past year, from our new B.S. option to innovative classes to our new on-line declaration system “SFACT” (not a piece of furniture you buy at Ikea).
 
HumBio celebrated its 45th birthday on a sunny Friday afternoon of Reunion Homecoming Weekend. What a memorable occasion - scores of friendly HumBio alumni who survived the Core returned to honor this milestone with us. A "festschrift" for the inimitable Professor Bill Durham highlighted the event. In addition to our own revelries, Stanford celebrated its 125th birthday and the inauguration of President Marc Tessier-Lavigne earlier in the morning.
 
As for me, this is my fifth year directing Human Biology.  You will find me all over the campus, inside and outside Building 20, in the Quad, and even sometimes the Core.  I'm a HumBio product myself, class of '84, with my area of concentration (“depth”) then "Social Aspects of Child Development". I did a stint as head TA for the B-side of the Core, before leaving Stanford in 1985 for UCSF, Johns Hopkins, and Penn. I've been back on the Farm since 1997, in the medical school where I practice neurology and oncology, and I bring much of that work to life in my winter quarter class, Human Biology 154C, "Cancer Epidemiology.” (check it out)
 
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Please email me pfisher@stanford.edu any time you want to connect.
 
Paul Graham Fisher, MD
The Bing Director, Human Biology
The Dunlevie Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
The Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

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