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“Sometimes, if you are lucky and stay curious, the data that kills one idea becomes fodder for another,” said DR. HELEN H. HOBBS ’70 in her Commencement address. An investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor of internal medicine and molecular genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Hobbs recently received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Her discovery of rare genetic mutations that affect cholesterol has altered treatments for heart and liver disease. In her speech, she credited “a process that became a habit at CA—the habit of responding, then analyzing that response.” “Keep asking yourself, ‘What is it I find interesting? What is it I find satisfying?” Hobbs advised the class of 2016. “Every time you say, ‘Not this,’ you make progress.”

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