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Science Communication

Because Human Biology is an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on both empirical inquiry and applied knowledge, excellent communication skills are critical to majors.

The Stanford Report has a link to an ABC Health story about Josh Nesbit.  As a sophomore in Humbio Josh built a cell phone network in rural Malawi, using Frontline SMS, open source software created by Ken Banks.  With others he then founded Mobile Medic, a non-project which has grown into a global enterprise, saving lives with discarded cellphones.

From the Stanford Report: "The researchers outfitted each teacher, student and staff member at an unnamed American high school with credit card-size gadgets that transmitted and received radio signals every 20 seconds during one day.  The devices logged more than 760,000 incidents when two people were within 10 feet of each other, roughly the maximum distance that a disease can be transmitted through a cough or sneeze."



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Area of Concentration Course List

Course Info and Announcements

HUMBIO Course Announcements for the Current Academic Year (and beyond/as they happen!).  For details on the HumBio courses listed below please link here:

Bio 107 now Cross-Listed as HumBio 136 Spring '15

HumBio 136 Human Physiology Lab

HB-REX: Human Biology Research Exploration Program

FAQ | Photos and posters from previous years | Current Projects

The Human Biology Research Exploration (HB-REX) program enables declared Human Biology majors to work in research groups with experienced mentors during the summer following their sophomore year.

HB-REX: Introduction / FAQ
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Congratulations Truman & Strauss scholars!

Please join Human Biology in congratulating Alfred Delena '16, who has won the Harry S. Truman scholarship, and Tanvi Jayaraman, who has won the Donald A. Strauss scholarship! Read about Alfred here. Read about Tanvi here.

Director’s Message

Greetings.   I’m a Human Bio product myself, class of ’84, with my area of concentration then “Social Aspects of Child Development.”  I did a stint as head TA for the B-side of the Core, before leaving Stanford in 1985 for UCSF, Johns Hopkins, and Penn.  I’ve been back on the Farm since 1997, in the medical school where I practice neurology and oncology, and I bring much of that work to life in my winter quarter class, Human Biology 154C, “Cancer Epidemiology.”  You will find me all over the campus, inside and outside Building 20, in the Quad, and even sometimes the Core.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.  Please email me any time you want to connect. 

Paul G. Fisher, MD
Bing Director, Human Biology

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