Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Francis Collins - NIH Director, Rock Star

Dr. Francis Collins - Director of the National Institutes of Health, started his TEDMED talk about pursuing cures of rare or challenging diseases with a song--"Let's Knock Out Disease." It was a fun blues riff with catchy lyrics about how it doesn't matter where you come from or your status or station in life--disease doesn't care... so let's knock out disease.

Even cooler than his song was his guitar -- wish I had snapped a picture of it, but the mother of pearl inlay was a two wispy lines down the middle of the fretboard that formed a double helix.

Oh, yeah, his talk was awesome too...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

One Day Without Shoes

Today, ACMImimi President and Founder, Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, is supporting Toms by going without shoes. Every day, millions of men, women and children go without shoes. Check out to learn more.