About The Blogger
Currently a researcher at one of the largest hospitals in New England. I majored in Biology with a Chemistry minor at Gettysburg College with the intent of doing a couple years of research before ultimately applying to and hopefully attending medical school.
After two years of working in medical research and getting to work alongside doctors at MGH, I've seen the light and that light illuminated the nightmare that is medical school, internships, residencies, fellowships, and finally having free time when you're 40 and half-dead. I wasn't a fan.
Instead, I've decided to tap into the creative side of my soul that my mom always told me I had after she realized I wasn't smart enough to be a doctor. So despite losing the dream of wanting to become a neurosurgeon or some other stud profession, I've still maintained heavy interest in science and human health. Given my research experience and the bitch work that comes along with it, I've read thousands of research articles and continue to do so on a daily basis. It can be mind-numbing work, but I've got it down to a science (lol, follow me @ertzyf on twitter for more shenanigans).
This blog is strictly about news in science and human health, as well as the occasional blog on the Green Bay Packers. Being a Green Bay Packers fan who was born and raised in Maine by a Dallas Cowboys fan, I feel I've earned my stripes by answering "wait, why are you a Packers fan?" roughly twenty thousand times and dealing with obnoxious Patriots fans who were born into an era of excess. I've also translated that anger into a rage-filled glee every time the Packers play the Cowboys and I get to scream "TOUCHDOWN!" or "INTERCEPTION" into my dad's grill, depending on whether Rodgers or Romo is throwing the ball, respectively.
Follow the blog and keep reading if you're interested, if not just close the window and head to one of the other millions of blogs written by underachieving narcissists like myself.