Author Archives: Ryan

Spring 4: Super-Powered Innovators

In light of recent pop culture, I can’t help but compare our GMI cohort to a certain star-studded team. “There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people to see if we could become something more, so when … Continue reading

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Spring 3 – Finishing the Race

The semester – and the end of my (foreseeable) academic career – is coming to an end! With only a month left, all of our projects are getting a final push to finish strong. PalliAssist The most exciting progress made … Continue reading

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Spring 2: Starting the Clinical Trial

The past few weeks have been filled with prototyping, traveling, and clinical trials! PalliAssist Just this past week we finally started our clinical trial for PalliAssist! Just three days after gaining the final approval, I hopped on a plane and … Continue reading

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Spring 1: Welcome Back

And we’re back! After a relaxing Christmas break (and probably my last), we’ve kicked it back off in GMI. This year, my break was especially slow, so by the end of it, I was eager to get back. One of … Continue reading

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Fall 4: Fall Reflections

The semester is over! I have completed all my final tests, presentations, and papers, and am free to enjoy a month without any commitments. This will likely be the last time I will have this long of a break from … Continue reading

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Fall 3: Cutting Red Tape and Tossing Pies

Another month has come and gone since my last blog post, but it seems like only yesterday that we were getting back from Brazil. PalliAssist, my palliative care app, has faced primarily logistic obstacles over the past month. The next … Continue reading

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Fall 2: Back from Barretos

A lot of the work I did at the beginning of this month involved implementing some improvements to PalliAssist, the app I am developing for palliative care providers in Brazil. As I mentioned in previous posts, the only legitimate programming … Continue reading

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Fall 1: New Challenges

The fall semester is underway! Now that we are no longer in Costa Rica, I plan to update this blog every month with experiences and challenges from my coursework. Classes started toward the end of August, but just as we … Continue reading

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End-of-Summer Reflections

Our time in Costa Rica has come to an end. We have returned to Houston, and are preparing to begin our Fall classes. This week, on top of my typical summary of the past week’s activities, I’ve also included some … Continue reading

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Week 10: Wrapping Up

If you remember from Week 9, the nonstandard orders we were using to conduct our experiment were finally supposed to begin production this Monday. I arrived early Monday morning to ensure everything ran smoothly, only to find out that a … Continue reading

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