Sophomore Shares Experience with Chronic Illness

CONWAY, Ark. (September 11, 2012) - "The Other Side of the Scope," an article written by Sami Kennedy '15, recently appeared in the Huffington Post.

A biochemistry and molecular biology major, Kennedy shares her experience shadowing physicians examining a young patient with inflammatory bowel disease, a condition Kennedy knows well.

Read the article here.

Kennedy was asked by Starlight Children's Foundation to share her experience in an article series. She was also one of two college students invited to participate in a professional conference in Chicago on inflammatory bowel disease.

As an engaged learning project for Odyssey credit, Kennedy founded www.diseaseonmysleeve.org, a resource for young adults with chronic illnesses.

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