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The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.

Confessions of a Workaholic, Part 4: Respect.

February 6, 2013 | Amanda Gunn

There is this moment I will never forget. The night before my little brother started high school I could tell how nervous he was. Even though he was already much bigger than I was, I remember him looking so small and scared.

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Confessions of a Workaholic, Part 3: The forced vacation

January 3, 2013 | Amanda Gunn

During my time as a graduate student at City of Hope , I absorbed some degree of medical knowledge purely due to passive diffusion from my surroundings. I know all the inflammation markers and basic blood work tests, and if  somebody rattles off their cancer treatment protocol, I have an idea of the severity of the cancer.

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Confessions of a Workaholic: Part I

July 16, 2012 | Amanda Gunn

Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am a workaholic. I have recently had cause to take a moment to look at my life, and I realized that the past five years are a complete blur. In May of 2007, I came to City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences as a new graduate student, and in December of 2011, I defended my thesis.

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