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Richard Del Rio

Dr. Del Rio conducted research in the history of pharmaceuticals  within the Department of Behavioral Science and Social Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine.

What makes you excited about your subject, and why do you like teaching it?

[In research] you have a tendency to focus on one topic for so long that sometimes you feel somewhat rigid. I think just on a personal point, I think teaching is an opportunity for me to kind of flex muscles I haven’t flexed in a while.”

What is one thing that students should know about you?

“I know in an institution like this grades are very important, and I respect that, but for me, what’s important to me is that what students learn here empowers them.”

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