The Epidemiology of Mentorship: Age-Adjusted Analyses of Dr. Ron LaPorte PowerPoint Congratulations from Andrea Kriska , Faina Linkov, Eugene Shubnikov, and Jan Dorman and from all Ron’s students and colleagues “To teach is to touch lives forever”
Sunday, May 29, 1949 60 "By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn." - Latin Proverb
Congratulations For me what characterizes Ron are his values of creativity, courage and compassion manifested in an attitude of “yes, we can.” He is an equilibrist exploring the razor thin envelop of what is possible versus the impossible, dissolving through his imagination the constraints imposed by traditional dogmas and wisdom. Francois Sauer
2. Always willing to try new food! Ron in Santo Domingo 1989
3. Being from Buffalo, Ron is never bothered by extreme weather conditions
5. Ron is not scared to explore new controversial areas, for example alcohol epidemiology
NIH Meeting Lupus Jamaica 1992 Ron – Introduction to e-mail on the Internet (who remembers Bitnet……..?) Alan Patrick – What is the Internet? Unlikely origin of a lasting collaboration……………… (from Dr. Bunker)
Spectrum of Mentoring(Age Adjusted) From Andrea Mentor ship
Ron’s Impact: Estimated Cumulative Publications by Year “To infinity and beyond…”
1995 “Karaoke” Epidemiology Training Course, Hawaii Congratulation from Mitchell, Emma Barinas
Congratulations! 500 lectures!
Congratulations! 600 lectures!
Congratulations! From Montreal, 2002!
Congratulations! Soni, Eugene, Akira and Japanese Team - Montreal, 2002
EuroDiab meeting in Madeira (?) 1989 (Ron and Claudia circled in red)
“Bat cave” – Dominican Republic 1989 – Eva, Jaakko, Claudia, Jan – photo taken by Ron
I feel honored very much to have had Ron as my academic mentor and his continuing support. It is a great feeling to know that you can always count on someone like Ron. The greatest lesson I have learned from Ron is the importance of taking initiative and going for your dream and never giving up. Thank you Ron for always being there for us." Former Heinz Fellow, Saida Karimova
I am amazed by your dedication to your students and research, your enthusiasm for new things and thinking "outside the box". You provide inspiration and I am very fortunate to know you. Happy Birthday! Mita Lovalekar
For his efforts in Global Health and Prevention, Ron deserves a Nobel Prize. Happy birthday! Luiza Gharibyan, former fellow from Armenia
Jasna Stikova, Macedonia Great job as a mentor on a Fulbright fellowship! NEW EDUCATION PATHWAYS FOR GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH SECURITY: US-MACEDONIAN COLLABORATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Final Quiz Question 1: How many times have you heard this statement? “IDDM is the epidemiologist’s dream disease.” Choose the correct answer: a) Never b) Once c) Twice d) >500 times CORRECT ANSWER IS … d) >500 times
Question 2: What is the appropriate level of support for foreign epidemiologists to help them keep up high standards of case definition and complete reporting in an international collaboration? Choose the correct answer: a) $10 per case b) Travel funds so PI can attend international meeting c) $100 per case d) Nothing at all CORRECT ANSWER IS … d) Nothing at all “If you don’t pay them you only get the crazies who really want to know – so they will give you really good data!”
Question 3: What is the right place for a talk based on the 1972 hardcore porno film ‘Behind the Green Door’? Choose the correct answer: a) Stag party at 3 am b) A walk in the park with your dogs c) A formal GSPH seminar for ~150 faculty & students, of whom >100 were kids in 1972 CORRECT ANSWER IS … c) A formal GSPH seminar for ~150 faculty & students Don’t ask!