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ISM- INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS

Student Name:
Printed Name of Person
Interviewed:
Role of Individual:

Arjun Luthra

Period:

6

Dr. Andrew Grant

Place of Business:

___Mentor
UTMB

_X__Other Professional #1

Business Address:

2240 Gulf Fwy S, League City, TX 77573

Phone Number:

409.772.9533

Date of Interview:

4/21/2016

___Other Professional #2

Type of Interview: __X_ In Person ___ Telephone* ___Email*
*Documentation Required (Attach E-mail to Interview Verification Page)

1. For someone working in your field, please describe the fantasies versus realities of the job.
(fantasy vs. reality) The fantasy is imagining that I will be able to cure all allergies. The reality is that progress is
quite slow to coming up with solutions. Treatment and certain medications may come with potential side effects,
so this means that there is still quite been work to do for cure.

2. What is your current educational level? What continuing education and training are required?
(educational level and requirements) I have completed the basic MD degree required to become physician.
Completion of boards is also required for me. I have also been through more training and education.

3. Please describe the typical day to day activities of someone working in your field.
(day-to-day activities) My typical day is to work with the postdoctoral fellows, see patients and to do research.

4. How secure are you in your current position? What do you think is the future of your field?
(job security) I am partly retired. I work 6 months a year. I am also really secure in my position as a faculty
member in the allergy and immunology department.
5. What is a typical (average or lowest to highest) salary of someone working in your field?
(salary)
Full professor-190K

Revised Fall 2013

6. What potential for growth is there in your field?
(growth potential)
Allergy and immunology has a great potential in growth especially with research and new technological advances
for diagnosing purposes

***Questions 7-10 will be created by the ISM student.
7. At what age do you think it is important for individuals to personally consider receiving an HPV vaccine?
I do not have an opinion. I have been working with adult physicians and have not seen any cases of HPV among
adults.

8. Do you think there are risks to getting an HPV vaccine? What are the benefits of getting one?
No, there are no risks to getting an HPV vaccine. The benefit is that it helps avoid cancer.

9. How does a vaccine work to prevent or treat an HPV infection?
It helps with developing immunity to the virus.

10. How is HPV tied to cancers like cervical cancer?

It is definitely linked to cancers like cervical cancer as the virus often can disrupt the normal cell cycle.
It is also linked to other cancers. HPV is associated with cancer also in males.

Interview Summary
What information from this interview will you select for your ½ page typed,
bulleted list of research information—to be used in your presentation?

Revised Fall 2013