Narativ: Making Storytellers out of Everyday People

Yesterday night I had the pleasure of attending Storytelling Night at the University Settlement, put on by Narativ. Narativ is a consulting group that has perfected out of extensive research and experience the best storytelling strategies to get your point across effectively. I heard about this experience through Brett from Open Society Institute, since several […] Read more…

Do Obesity and Diabetes Reflect on One’s Character?

Today there was considerable controversy over Dr. Snyderman’s comments on Paula Deen and Governor Chris Christie on “The Professionals”, as evidenced by hundreds of comments on Dr. Snyderman’s Facebook. Dr. Nancy: Paula Deen’s behaivor is egregious As some background, Paula Deen is the famous Southern Cooking chef who for many years has packed her recipes […] Read more…

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Inside Stanford Medicine

Click here for the link to the original article Many of you have already seen this, but for those who haven’t, I wanted to share an article written about the Stanford-NBC News Global Health Media Fellowship that was published in Inside Stanford Medicine a few weeks ago. The article, written by Ruthann Richter, highlights some of my […] Read more…

Reporters and Doctors – More Similar than You Think?

One of the things I have come to really enjoy and appreciate is the opportunity to interview the subjects of my articles and multimedia pieces. In a way, being a reporter reminds me a lot of being a physician-in-training – both roles require me to go into a room, learn an individual’s story inside out, […] Read more…

Soros Blogpost and News Profile Up Online

Two quick blasts today: I wrote up a guest blogpost for the Open Society Foundation (Soros’ philanthropic org) on the power of the narrative. A few posts ago I wrote about how much of an impact the documentary “Restoring the Light” made on me. Drawing from that experience, I went on to explore how and why the narrative makes […] Read more…

Steve Jobs Pumpkin on SFGate.com

Over the weekend my editor Kathryn Roethel and I quickly put together a piece on Raymond Tsai, my housemate, medical school classmate, pumpkin carver extraordinaire. Ray created an amazing pumpkin carving of Steve Jobs, a personal inspiration to him over the years. My story has gotten moved into the “Don’t Miss” section of SFGate’s home […] Read more…

The Ability to Make a Difference

I just returned from the 14th United Nations Association Film Festival held at the Stanford medical school campus and I feel so incredibly inspired and fortunate to have the opportunity to go into medicine. RestoringtheLight First I watched an hour-long documentary by Carol Liu, a Stanford alum, called “Restoring the Light”. This documentary expertly weaves […] Read more…

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