- Challenge failure at a glance
What: Lodi’s third annual Challenge Failure Race for Heart Failure Research 5K & 10K Walk/Run.
When: April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Where: Scientific Specialties. 1310 Thurman St., Lodi.
— Source: www.ncire.org/challengefailure2013/index.html
- John Teerlink at a glance
Family: Wife Jean Craig-Teerlink, a graphic designer; children Elizabeth, a senior at San Francisco University High School, attending Swarthmore next year, and Richard, a sophomore at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco.
Education: Swarthmore College (highest honors in comparative religious studies and biology); Harvard Medical School.
Residence: San Francisco.
Occupation: San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center as cardiologist, director of Heart Failure, director of Echocardiography; University of California, San Francisco as professor of medicine.
Hobbies/interests: Family, bicycling, reading, Go (a Chinese board game) and cosmology.
— Source: John R. Teerlink
Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am
John Teerlink has always had a fascination with science. He majored in comparative religious studies and minored in cell biology at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. While these areas of study may seem like they are on opposite ends of the spectrum, Teerlink says they have worked together in his favor — they combined his keen interest in science and people.
After graduating from Swarthmore, he headed to Harvard Medical School, where he decided on cardiovascular medicine.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am.