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Posts Tagged ‘Stanford University’

The Glamour Beauty Editor Who Became a Dermatologist

DrGeraghtyHow does someone go from a career in east coast magazine publishing to a career in west coast dermatology? This was the obvious first question when Becky Bach, a media relations and digital strategist for the Stanford Medical School, recently spoke with Dr. Laurel Naversen Geraghty (pictured).

From 1999 to 2004, Geraghty worked on the editorial side of Hearst and Condé Nast, rising to the perch of senior beauty editor at Glamour magazine. She also was an editor with Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Women Sports and Fitness:

“Once, after I wrote an article about skin cancer for Glamour, the magazine received over 50 reader letters saying, “You helped me find my skin cancer!” That is incredibly rewarding. Skin care was one of my beats, and the more I covered dermatology and medicine, the more I found myself missing science. And I decided to make a radical change to explore that interest.”

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Post Reporter Revisits Her Descent Into Madness

SusannahCahalanTwitterProfilePicSusannah Cahalan‘s 2012 bestseller Brain on Fire is dedicated to “those without a diagnosis.” When Paul Costello revisits that conundrum on the latest episode of Stanford University’s School of Medicine 1:2:1 podcast series, the author and New York Post reporter gives an answer that will resonate with all who have experienced this personal hell:

“It’s utterly terrifying. And lonely. At this point when I was sick, I was still capable of being coherent. Later on, I would lose that ability.”

“I would have these moments of insight, thinking, ‘What is wrong with me?’ … No one could explain it. And that was so frustrating and so frightening.”

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Former LA Times Tech Reporter Bets on Lighthaus

David Sarno is ready to roll up his sleeves. Per a nifty item in Fast Company by Nicole Laporte, he has completed a John S. Knight journalism fellowship at Stanford and is preparing to pitch investors on his startup Lighthaus.

The San Francisco-based enterprise is all about creating high-end interactive touchscreen graphics to go along with online newspaper and magazine stories. For his final Stanford project, Sarno created a $5,000 graphic depicting the intricacies of natural gas fracking. From Laporte’s piece:

Lighthaus has already drummed up interest. The Dallas Morning News is working with Sarno to create its own fracking graphic, and Stanford Medicine magazine has commissioned Lighthaus to create technology to explain the medical condition known as placenta accreta.

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