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Andrea DunnOutlook 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? Horns honking.
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.