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CORNELL CLUB MEMBER PROFILES

Would you like to be featured?  We plan to have a new profile of a Cornell graduate on our Home Page every week, and maybe it will be you.  All you have to do is answer the questions at the bottom of this article  and send those answers, along with a picture, to Nancy Mills at NLM5@cornell.edu.  All profiles can be accessed here:  http://www.cornellclubla.com/featured_members.html  

 

Dr. Daniel Silverman ‘81

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Tell us about how your experiences at Cornell influenced your path. How did you come to live in Los Angeles and what you are doing now?

I came here after medical school for internship/residency/fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles.  Upon completion of my training, I was offered dual appointments in the Department/Division of Internal Medicine/Digestive Disease, and of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology/ Nuclear Medicine.

...and, I continue today working as a physician-scientist and faculty member of the School of Medicine at UCLA, with a clinical specialty focused on Nuclear Medicine, and a research specialty focused on brain imaging -- especially as it elucidates evaluation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, or cancer/chemotherapy effects on neuropsychological function.

How did Cornell help prepare you for your post-grad life?

Professionally... first serious research training (especially in the context of my Honor's thesis in Biochemistry), which led to my graduate studies in the Biological Chemistry PhD program at Harvard University.

Personally... discovered that musical and theatrical engagement didn't need to be left behind in high school, in the course of pursuing a medical/scientific career path... the activities didn't need to compete with each other, but rather could enrich and facilitate each other.

Tell us a favorite memory of your time at Cornell.

My "favorite memory" actually occurred every day I was there -- four times an hour (plus three more extended periods of time on most days) -- listening to the Cornell Chimes ringing out across the center of campus from the McGraw Tower/Uris Libe complex... I suppose, a minor example of appreciating the enriching effects of music amidst meeting the day-to-day challenges of the pre-med curricula

Tell us a favorite memory shared with another Cornell alum in L.A.

(That favorite memory would be, I imagine, too X-rated for this forum.)

What advice would you give, personally and professionally related to your line of work, to Cornell grads looking to come to L.A.?

 Identify attractive potential mentors, get in touch with them, extern/intern with whichever of them you can... and if you can't get them to hire you, at least get them to write you strong letters of recommendation to someone who will.

Angela Hebberd '14

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Tell us about how your experiences at Cornell influenced your path. How did you come to live in Los Angeles and what you are doing now?

I am originally from LA, so my decision to return to LA was very natural and family-driven. I am currently working as a lawyer for a big firm in Downtown Los Angeles. 

How did Cornell help prepare you for your post-grad life?

I went to Cornell Law School, so I got my JD, which prepped me for a legal career. I thought Cornell did a good job of helping introduce law students to the real world of law and legal practice. I met many very helpful alums through the Law School's alumni network and gained a lot of useful tips and advice from the people in the network.

Tell us a favorite memory of your time at Cornell.

I went to Slope Day my last semester at Cornell. It was so nice to be outdoors and not have it be raining/snowing! The energy of the crowd was infectious, and I got lots of free food and goodies. It was very fun for me because it reminded me of being in college, when life was more easygoing and carefree than grad school was. 

Tell us a favorite memory shared with another Cornell alum in L.A.

My boyfriend is a Cornell alum, and I share many favorite moments and memories with him (cheesy but true). 

What advice would you give, personally and professionally related to your line of work, to Cornell grads looking to come to L.A.?

My biggest advice is to network, network, network in the LA area. Legal industry hiring is very regional. I had a difficult time trying to land a West Coast job while doing school on the East Coast. It may seem trite, but your jobs and career down the line often depend on whom you know; being a truly skilled lawyer is important, but in my opinion your network is even more important.  

 

 

TO BE FEATURED IN MEMBER PROFILES, PLEASE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND SEND THEM TO NANCY MILLS AT bartandnancy@verizon.net 

 

Tell us about how your experiences at Cornell influenced your path. How did you come to live in Los Angeles and what you are doing now?

How did Cornell help prepare you for your post-grad life?

Tell us a favorite memory of your time at Cornell.

Tell us a favorite memory shared with another Cornell alum in L.A.

What advice would you give, personally and professionally related to your line of work, to Cornell grads looking to come to L.A.?

 

ALL MEMBER PROFILES CAN BE VIEWED HERE:

 http://www.cornellclubla.com/featured_members.html