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Jennifer A. Pinto Martin ’78, occupation: Professor of Epidemiology, HumBio area of study: Autism

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Hum Bio definitely influenced my career. It introduced me to the idea of studying the cause of disease and illness and of disease PREVENTION instead of treatment. I still remember Don Kennedy talking about running to the Dish and then taking a cold shower to cool down, only to find himself sweating through his clothing a few minutes later. The real life illustration of skin cooling and thermal regulation has stuck with me and now I ALWAYS take a warm/hot shower after exercise even if I am roasting.