| Last February, the annual “Dancing
With the Profs” event proved beyond
a shadow of a doubt that Biomed
professors have got the moves.
Hosted by the Brown Ballroom
Dance Team, the event pairs six
faculty with six students who are
members of the team. They danced
before a panel of three judges in a
packed Alumnae Hall. Senior Lecturer
in Neuroscience John Stein, who
performed in the first “Dancing with
the Profs” two years ago, was one of
the three judges.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Gerwald Jogl began a sedate waltz
with Ivana Miao ’11 to the tune of
“Moon River,” but stripped off his
tailcoat halfway through to finish
the dance with a sassy, modern interpretation
of a waltz set to Lady
Gaga’s “Just Dance.”
Professor of Medicine Jody Rich,
who danced with Hilary Treadwell
’01, started out dressed in a doctor’s
coat and carrying a stethoscope. As the dance began, he took off the coat to dance a sultry samba in a form-fitting
“Your solo will be spoken of,” Stein said to Rich when the dance was over.
Stein also complimented John McGeary, assistant professor of psychiatry
and human behavior, on his “suave and sophisticated look” when he danced a
jazzy foxtrot with Angela Hua GS.
In the end it was Assistant Professor of Sociology Nancy Luke and her partner
Daniel Hackney ’12 who stole the show with their spirited jive. That’s all right.
Two years ago, Professor of Biology Gary Wessel took the crown (see Brown
Medicine, Spring 2008).
Jody Rich rocks an electric blue headband.