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Thank you card for Ian Lipkin

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Simon, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Simon

    Simon

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    Patricia Carter has set up a collective e-card to send to Ian Lipkin to thank him for his impressive efforts on the XMRV study and beyond.
     
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, Simon - I've signed.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Just signed it.
     
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  4. Christopher

    Christopher Senior Member

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    signed thanks
     
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  5. Nielk

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    Great idea. Thank you. Just signed it.
     
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    madietodd Senior Member

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    Thanks for doing this!
     
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  7. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    Done
     
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    GracieJ Senior Member

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    Thanks, Simon, and thanks to Patricia as well.
     
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    Thanks Simon - just signed too.
     
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  10. Simon

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    Update: 100 signatures reached.

    Thanks to all who have signed the card to date.

    I thought some of the comments in the card were very powerful. This first one is from Patricia Carter who set up the card:
     
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  11. Merry

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    Oh, this is a repentant and reformed Patricia Carter?
     
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  12. Simon

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    Don't know about repentant but certainly won over; Lipkin is an incredibly impressive guy. Some interesting quotes from his recent podacst on TwiV (transcibed in part by Patricia).

    Hope you will sign her card!
     
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    This is an excellent idea, signed.
     
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  14. Merry

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    Thanks, Simon, for the private conversation on this matter. I agree with you that Dr. Lipkin deserves our gratitude, and I will write to him.
     
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    Thank you Patricia Carter and Simon for starting and circulating this card. I am very happy that we can all come together and thank Dr. Lipkin. I really see this as a step forward, we won't look in this area anymore, we will look at the brain, or host response, etc.

    I thought Dr. Lipkin's presentation was exactly the right balance of rigorous science, compassion for our community and compassion for the scientists involved. I'm so happy to sign this card, and want to always encourage the best science for us. :)
     
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    Great idea. I also wanted to thank him, but did not want to bother him with more email.

    Is he on twitter? Does anyone know the best way to tweet him thanks?

    JAH
     
  17. Simon

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    The card is a communal one, currently with 116 signatures, that will only get sent when finished: I don't think Ian Lipkin will mind this one thing in his inbox :) . But twitter would be good too - no idea if he is on there.
     
  18. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    Dr. Lipkin doesn't have a personal Twitter account as far as I can tell. Lipkin's Center for Infection and Immunity is on Twitter at
    @CII722

    It's a biggish group and he is one of four directors, so I don't think Tweets would go directly to him. But the tweets from that account have been very interesting during this past week - sounds like someone speaking with more authority than, for instance, a junior staff member might be able to.

    I think signing the card is less likely to get lost in the shuffle than a tweet or email. I signed the card.
     
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  19. JAH

    JAH Senior Member

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    I signed the card too. Think it is a great idea. Thanks for the info about twitter,

    J
     
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  20. Nielk

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    Bumping this for more people to sign this beautiful card.
     

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