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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Students,
HumBio has been full of renewed energy this past year, with the debut of its B.S. option and Capstone experiences. Alumni career workshops are back by popular demand, and count toward your Capstone requirement. Watch for invitations to these workshops throughout the year. Your predecessors who have “been there” are a great resource for you. Come take full advantage. Another resource for you, new this year, is a funding option for your Capstone Synthesis Project, via our Bingham Fund. Please reach out to me if you have project in mind that could be brought to life with a financial boost.  And, don't forget to stop by the HumBio Hub and meet our Student Advisors.
As for me, this is my sixth 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 pediatric neurology and oncology, and I bring much of that work to life in my winter quarter class, Human Biology 154C, "Cancer Epidemiology.” (check that out!).
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Please email me any time you want to connect.
To great things ahead!

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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