1. Preparing for Departure

Greetings | ramadan mubarak Aside from the long flight, I am very much looking forward to arriving in Jordan on 18 June. It will be the only time I have been able to focus completely on research (without also taking classes, managing a full-time work schedule, etc.). I have been in regular contact with the on-site researcher, and it seems we are developing the beginning of an interesting line of research that (hopefully) will lead to improving health outcomes by providing a way to educate patient’s first degree relatives (FDR) about the risk factors for, and early detection of, colorectal cancer (CRC). I am very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to this effort.