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Episode 23: Janet Lindsley, PhD - Biochemistry professor at UUSOM

Feb 26, 2014

How is biochemistry taught here at the University of Utah School of Medicine? What is "Breaking Bread"? What is it that excites students about getting a free McDonald’s breakfast on a certain Fall morning? I interviewed Janet Lindsley, Ph.D and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the UUSOM to discuss the importance of teaching from a physiological perspective and “getting students to visualize what’s happening in the body and at what times.” Woven throughout the curriculum, students experience a wide variety of hands on lessons including a blood glucose lab morning that entices the hungry with a free McDonald’s breakfast, to a more formal tradition of Breaking Bread in Phase I with faculty leaders to share food and healing traditions.