Areas of Interest I Need to Remember (But I Keep Forgetting)
There are several research streams that I find fascinating, but I either have not found the time to explore them or, from sheer neglect, I forget that I am even interested in them. Considering 2013 is coming to a close, I’ve also included a few prophetic statements about where research is going or needs to go. We’ll see how 2014 handles these areas. So, without further ado, here is a small list of areas I either want to explore soon or I just simply do not want to forget:
Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
I am more interested in the development of CDSS than the outcomes of implementation. The idea that we can incorporate empirically-derived data into decision making is amazing. The fact that it has not been universally adopted in the areas of healthcare where we have truly figured out the role of CDSS I find to be academically disquieting. keep reading…
Guns N’ Roses and the School of Athens
School of Athens juxtaposed with Use Your Illusion I
School of Rock
Growing up, I got into rock music at a relatively early age. I remember being around 6 years old and seeing what I remember to be my first music video by Bon Jovi (it was “You Give Love a Bad Name” for those of you dying to know). I was hooked. A few years later a band called Guns N’ Roses showed up on MTV and my whole world was turned around. It was the video for “Paradise City,” which was shot during a live concert while they were on tour opening for Aerosmith. The song, the sea of faces that filled the stadium, and the swagger of the band in full swing, I knew at that moment that I wanted to play guitar and although I could not fully appreciate it at the time, I started paying particular attention to all of the accoutrements that go along with music: the scene, the emotion, the album artwork. Artwork that accompanies music still enamors me. keep reading…
Sun Herald Newspaper Interview
I was recently interviewed for the November 14, 2013 edition of the Sun Herald, a newspaper covering the Biloxi-Gulfport and Mississippi Gulf Coast areas, about an individual’s addiction to prescription pain medicine and his subsequent addiction to Suboxone. During the interview, I was simply told that it was a “famous person from the Gulf Coast.” I kind of figured the interview was about the bass player from Three Doors Down who was charged with vehicular manslaughter earlier this year, but the “individual” turned out to be Michael Grimm, the 2010 winner of “America’s Got Talent.” Since I never really kept up with the show, I was not familiar with him. Although, the story is no longer posted on the Sun Herald’s website – at least I can’t seem to find it anymore – over the last several weeks I have googled my name along with “Sun Herald” and it has been really interesting to see how many news syndicates have picked up the initial story since then.
TLDR: I’m almost famous.