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Science Matters

We asked several of our physicians and scientists to share why science matters. Their stories show how their research has the potential to help people and save lives.

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Videos on this page feature:

  • Beau Ances, MD, PhD, professor of neurology
    His grandfather’s Parkinson’s led Ances to study the brain.
  • Cynthia Rogers, MD, professor of psychiatry
    A baby’s autism diagnosis inspires Rogers to better understand preemies’ brains.
  • Gautam Dantas, PhD, professor of pathology and immunology and of biomedical engineering
    Dantas shares how he was inspired to fight deadly drug resistance.
  • Brian Kim, MD, professor of dermatology; co-director of the Center for the Study of Itch
    A chronic itch patient dismissed by other doctors inspires Kim to research the science of itch.