By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
In my message in the November 2017 issue, I indicated that I will be asking some of you to send a photo and answer a series of “fun” questions to be shared with our membership so that we can continue our collegiality through our newsletter. The 12th of many profiles and the fourth in 2019 is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Yasmen “Yas” Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, FASAHP Dean and Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor
Place of birth: Tehran, Iran
University: Weber State University
How long have you been in your position? Eleven years
What’s the value of a university education? Opens a world of opportunities. The sky is the limit.
What is the value of ASAHP? Networking, CE, opportunities to present, share ideas, and more.
Your philosophy on education in seven words: Learn lots and then make a decision.
If I could teach in another field, which one and why? History of Medicine, I like the subject.
Before I retire I want to: Leave a legacy that will make a difference for many years to come.
In college, I was known for: Helping others and partying.
What music is playing in my car/office? In the car Greek dancing music and in the office mellow classical.
The last book I read for fun was: Becoming Michelle Obama
My favorite trip was: Greece any day
If I could travel anywhere it would be: Spain, Italy, Greece, Armenia, Serbia, Romania, Middle East
Four people I’d take to coffee or have a glass of wine with: Farogh, Hassan, Helen, mom
The best advice I ever received was: Listen before you talk.
My hobby is: Dancing, cooking, traveling, music.
My passion is: Being with my family and friends.
My pet peeve is: People not putting things back from where they got it from.
A perfect day is: A sunny day on a beach under an umbrella
Cats or dogs? Dog
E-book or hardback? Both
Beach or mountains? Both
I wish I could: Cure cancer
Only my friends know I: Ask me later.
My favorite saying is: You can do it.
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