above: students interviewed Brown University's Dr. Jen Friedman today live at the Middle School's weekly meeting
Dr. Jen Friedman came to Middle School meeting today to field student questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Jen Friedman is a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at Brown University. She has been Gordon’s consulting physician and a leader on Gordon’s COVID response team. She is also the parent of an eighth grader, and two alumni. Dr. Friedman had a lot to share about medicine, science and the research process. But first, she thanked the students for their work in this fight.
Gordon's mission is to show students they have a role to play in the world, to help them be an active force for positive change, to teach them that their choices make a difference.
Today, Dr. Friedman found those lessons in the fight against COVID-19.
Lessons that affirm Gordon's mission.
Lessons about the relationship between an individual and the community.
Lessons these students have been learning since they first came to Gordon.
She wove these themes throughout her talk, finding ways to point out how teamwork and cooperation fuel good science and making it clear that she expects that Gordon graduates will be leading innovative, life-saving projects in the years to come.