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Carolina Abboud

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Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Carolina is pursuing a PhD in Biology and Society. Her interests center on the use of language when explaining science to the public and how that language impacts individuals’ perception of science. Some of her undergraduate research included examining the metaphors used to describe cancer in literature, fiction or nonfiction, during the twentieth century and how those metaphors may have impacted the ways in which patients and physicians viewed the disease.

Due to her deep love of both writing and science, the Biology and Society program is an ideal academic home for Carolina, as she gets to dabble in exciting science and think about why it’s important to be picky with words. She got involved with the Center for Biology and Society as an undergraduate and earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a Biology and Society concentration. Excited to continue her research into language and science, she is working on her PhD dissertation, which looks at what words were used to refer to embryos and fetuses in 20th century court documents, scientific papers, and popular written works.

Education

B.S. in Biology and Society, ASU, 2016

PhD in Biology and Society, ASU, currently pursuing

Research Interests

Carolina is interested in the way we use words when we explain, discuss, or use science in daily life as well as in scientific and legal contexts. Her dissertation focuses on the use of different terms to describe embryos and fetuses during the 20th century, examining court decisions, scientific publications, and popular media.

Publications

Abboud, Carolina. "Biology's Beginnings." ASU - Ask A Biologist. 6 August 2015. http://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/biologys-beginnings.

Abboud, Carolina. “William Stewart Halsted.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “‘The Results of Operations for the Cure of Cancer of the Breast Performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital from June, 1889, to January, 1894’ (1894), by William Stewart Halsted.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “Percivall Pott.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “‘Twenty-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Trial Comparing Total Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, and Lumpectomy Plus Irradiation for the Treatment of Invasive Breast Cancer’ (2002), by Bernard Fisher, Stewart Anderson, John Bryant, Richard Margolese, Melvin Deutsch, Edwin Fisher, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, and Norman Wolmark.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “Austin Bradford Hill.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia. 

Abboud, Carolina. “‘The Environment and Disease: Association or Causation?’” (1965), by Austin Bradford Hill.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “The Apgar Score (1953–1958).” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “‘Elective Induction of Labor’ (1955), by Edward Bishop.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “‘Pelvic Scoring for Elective Induction’ (1964), by Edward Bishop.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia. 

Abboud, Carolina. “‘A Proposal for a New Method of Evaluation for the Newborn Infant’ (1953), by Virginia Apgar.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Abboud, Carolina. “‘Evaluation of the Newborn Infant—Second Report’ (1958), by Virginia Apgar, Duncan A. Holaday, L. Stanley James, Irvin M. Weisbrot, and Cornelia Berrien.” Embryo Project Encyclopedia. 

Abboud, Carolina. “Virginia Apgar (1909–1974).” Embryo Project Encyclopedia.

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 497Honors Colloquium
HPS 498Pro-Seminar
BIO 498Pro-Seminar
HPS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 497Honors Colloquium
HPS 498Pro-Seminar
BIO 498Pro-Seminar
HPS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 497Honors Colloquium
HPS 498Pro-Seminar
BIO 498Pro-Seminar
HPS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
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