The prospect of helping patients is what attracted neuroscience graduate student Riley Bannon to the field of research, but this semester brought many humbling reminders that it is all too easy to lose sight of the bigger, human picture in translational research.
A medical student reflects on a recent encounter with a patient who shared painful details of his life for the first time.
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