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Tara C. Smith
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Alicia Silverstone and Jay Gordon have teamed up on a parenting book. Predictably, she's not vaccinating her kids: http://dailym.ai/1hOI19V
The 39-year-old vegan actress writes in her new parenting guide The Kind Mama that she believes a 'plant-based diet' is an 'essential part of well-being'.
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When did we start trusting celebrities with human health.  Would people trust celebrities fixing cars or designing electronics?  These things are less complicated than the human body, and no one would think that a CPU designed by freaking Alicia Silverstone would be better than an Intel CPU.  But people are willing to submit their children's health because freaking Alicia Silverstone does it?  In what world does that make sense?  I feel like I am taking crazy pills!
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New post! Mayim Bialik  is a problematic ambassador for science http://bit.ly/1gy6VtC  
Mayim Bialik is an actress. She grew up playing TV’s “Blossom,” and recently has surfaced again on television as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, a neurobiologist on “The Big Bang Theory.” In between, she went to college and on to grad school, receiving a PhD in neuroscience. She is a “Brand Ambassador” for Texas Instruments and…
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Tara##mygoodfriends.science folly.how muchhole..thatsofunny
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it's certainly not a uniquely American phenomenon - it's very well known in the UK. Which shouldn't be a surprise for anybody, given the well defined "class structure" of UK society. For example, here's an article about this very subject from a UK broadsheet: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10197595/Rich-pupils-twice-as-likely-to-attend-a-top-university.html
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Postdoc position in bacterial metagenomics available in my lab! http://bit.ly/LSwp8i  Please share with others who may be interested. 
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i am your new friend please except my frindship
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Have a new article up today on Medscape (free registration required) on human-animal infections: http://bit.ly/1jf4AXe
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New post! The Pap smear is no panacea,@katiecouric http://bit.ly/ItdSyg  re today's @KatieShow on #HPV vaccine
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Thanks for your post. It is a great follow-up to Couric's failure of a show segment.
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Hilarious, tragic but not completely unexpected. :/
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As a new mom (again), I'm all too aware of how vulnerable unvaccinated children are. Here is why I think vaccination is so important. http://bit.ly/1oPUvxk If you agree, I'd appreciate it if you shared the post.
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It's hard to believe this still needs saying.
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Education
  • University of Michigan
    Postdoc, infectious disease epidemiology, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Toledo
    PhD, Microbiology, 1998 - 2002
  • Yale University
    BS, Biology, 1994 - 1998
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Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
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  • Kent State University
    Associate Professor, 2013 - present
  • University of Iowa
    Assistant Professor, 2005 - 2012
  • University of Iowa
    Associate Professor, 2012 - 2013
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