Phyllis Citrin

Phyllis Citrin holds a B. S. in Biology and a Master’s in Science Education from CCNY. She did research and participated in leadership institutes at Princeton, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Nathan Kline, and Cornell University.  She was a finalist for 1999 New York State Teacher of the Year and has taught Advanced Placement Biology and Science Research for over 44 years.

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Poetry Rx, Part II

Through interactive group sharing, we will experience the inspirational and healing power of poetry! (Part I, given in a prior semester, is not a requirement.)


Poetry Rx

This course will feature selected readings from the book by the same title by Norman E. Rosenthal, MD. We will share poems that may provide emotional and physical healing through nature and our mind/body connection. Analysis and sharing by students, along with the deep analysis by this perceptive psychiatrist, will hopefully bring us collectively to the healing, comfort and inspiration which is the purpose of this book.


Intermediate Genetics

We will cover important concepts in genetics that are required for understanding our modern world, including basic molecular genetics, new technologies, and the ethical issues involved in the use of new technologies. The technology is complex but every effort will be made to provide the background needed and the explanations will be as simple as possible.