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05-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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No remission yet, but PhD-bound!

I'm so excited, I've been accepted to an Immunology program to get a PhD in about six years! While I haven't hit remission yet (3.5 years since diagnosis), I'm really excited to have used my Crohn's to give myself some academic direction!

Sciencing for money and the intent to fix things... that's the goal
05-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
alex_chris
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I love your excitement for working towards a goal.

Why does this program get you to a PhD in 6 years? Is this some kind of undergraduate/graduate/post-graducate program?

In any event, congrats!
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05-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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Congratulations, I hope it all goes well for you
05-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thank you! It's a graduate program so I'd be in classes for about a year or two, and then mainly research as I work on a main thesis! I'm really excited, because I heard about the University of Iowa from all the Crohn's-helminthic studies!
05-07-2013, 01:31 AM   #5
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Thank you! It's a graduate program so I'd be in classes for about a year or two, and then mainly research as I work on a main thesis! I'm really excited, because I heard about the University of Iowa from all the Crohn's-helminthic studies!
Well, in that case, make us proud and find a cure , or a new treatment alternative!

By the way, Crohn's is a 30 billion annual market, you are heading into a very lucrative field...
05-07-2013, 06:27 AM   #6
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Sciencing for money

You'll fit right in with the rest of the pharmaceutical industry!

Congrats though! I'm working towards my PhD eventually too!
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05-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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Congratulations! We are very proud of you. Maybe you are the one who is going to find a cure!
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