Changing the Standard

Changing the Standard

Dr. Asif Ilyas, wide-awake hand surgery pioneer, tackles the nation’s opioid crisis. By Koren Wetmore | A disturbing revelation struck Asif Ilyas, M.D. ’97 as he read a recent study about potential addiction among surgical patients. Published in JAMA Surgery, it...
Building Immunity Against Cancer

Building Immunity Against Cancer

By Koren Wetmore | If immunologist Olivera Finn’s hunch is right, you may one day trade your colonoscopy for a shot that prevents colon cancer. Even more exciting, the vaccine her team is working on might be able to protect you from other cancers, including...
The Natural Superbug Cure No One is Telling You About

The Natural Superbug Cure No One is Telling You About

By Koren Wetmore | Laura Roberts clutched her Bible in her lap and gazed out the plane window at the wispy clouds below. She turned to her brother, Andrew, seated beside her and smiled, not wanting to worry him. She was thankful to have him there and deeply moved by...
The Upside of Envy

The Upside of Envy

How to turn the “green-eyed monster” into a force for good. By Koren Wetmore | I listen as my friend Melissa sings special music for our congregation, her powerful vocals resonating throughout the sanctuary. People smile and nod, obviously moved....
Microsurgery Rebuilds Lives After Trauma

Microsurgery Rebuilds Lives After Trauma

Illustration by Chris Gash By Koren Wetmore | As a machinist, Jose Manzo uses his hands a lot. When he had a serious accident with a machine press at work—losing three fingers, a thumb and part of his palm—he feared the worst. He had no idea how doctors would ever...