Dr. Erick Lansigan P ’22, Hematologist and Oncologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, guest lectured recently in Mike Van Dolah’s Biology classes.
Dr. Lansigan explains, “On the soccer field, Mr. Van Dolah asked me if I would be willing to teach a class. I expressed interest in biology, my favorite subject, and I’ve created a lesson on hemoglobin to illustrate concepts in protein biology, macromolecules, and an introduction to genetics.”
Lansigan taught all three sections, including his own daughter’s class, and the students were engaged throughout the lessons. “They have a great foundation and the students were able to apply what they have already learned to a new concept that’s more clinically focused,” remarked Dr. Lansigan.
“There’s a lot of value in students learning from experts in the field,” says Van Dolah. “It also gives students exposure to potential careers and the opportunity to as questions about what they do.”
Thank you Dr. Lansigan and Mr. Van Dolah for sharing your story and stay tuned for more news from The Hilltop.
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