Our youngest son, Jeff, is now officially Dr. Jeffrey Goldsmith, newly-minted with a PhD in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins! Celia was there for his thesis defense, as was Steve. I stayed home to work. I hated to miss the event but I was extra-special happy that Steve was there.
This is Jeff prepariing for the public presentation of his thesis. That was followed by a private session with his committee.
Celia said I could grab these photos from her blog - you can read her post here. She, and we, are very proud of the boy. Celia is, of course, responsible for the great props and for Jeff's fabulous attire.
I can't even begin to explain what Jeff does. I try - which makes his head hurt. But I am his very proud mother so I feel compelled to brag. I think it is sort of in the ballpark to say that he writes formulas that are used to interpret the data gathered by fMRIs. Much of his energy is spent with researchers working to find a cure for MS. He is insanely good at what he does. He sometimes reads my blog. Jeff, if I'm way wrong please let me know.
He has worked incredibly hard to get where he now is. (I could go on and on, but won't.) Now he and Celia are working on what comes next. But what comes next couldn't happen without him passing his defense which he did with flying colors. Oh happy day!