Outlook on Life
Editor’s note: This column has questions similar to the ones asked by James Lipton on the TV show, “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” I have “adapted” his questions to address issues in our field, and I think these questions are a nice way to “feature” a SBM member in the newsletter. Featured is: Dr. Andrea Dunn, a Senior Scientist at Klein Buendel, Inc. in Denver, Colorado.
|What is your favorite word?
||Love, it's all we need and we all need more of it.
|What is your least favorite word?
||Utilize, use is so much simpler.
|What "turns you on" or excites you about the field of Behavioral Medicine?
||The opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and working and learning from so many talented people.
|What turns you off /frustrates you about the field of Behavioral Medicine?
||Behavioral Medicine study sections.
|What sound or noise do you love?
||The quiet of big wet snowflakes falling in the mountains.
|What sound or noise do you hate?
|What was the most unusual job (outside of Behavioral Medicine/academia) you ever had?
||I worked as a carpenter because it paid better than clerical work to make money for school.
|What profession, other than yours, would you like to attempt?
|| Being a Buddhist scholar.
|What profession or job would you not like to participate in?
||Being a miner, it's too dark and noisy.
|If Heaven exists, what would you like St. Peter to say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
|| Go back and try again.