This is the final semester for the MLS research project that has been continuously running for over 30 years. I have been humbled and awed by the scale and scope of this amazing study. My part in the study has been minuscule but it has left such an impression on me and I am sure that I will remember it forever the way one remembers their first love.
Dr. Zucker has done an amazing job and his staff has been amazing. Lab manager Katherine Baisden has been an incredible role model for many of us who have had the benefit of her genuine kindness and wisdom gained from many years of valuable experiences on this project.
I have learned so much that is unique to wrapping up a study that has been going on for 30 years. I often wind up appreciating that there are not many studies that go on for this long and there is plenty to do here at the end. We are all learning to be flexible and wear whatever hat is needed. Many of our staff have already or are right about to move onto their next positions so it is a bittersweet time full of endings and new beginnings. I wish everyone the very best in their future posts and new adventures.