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President Obama Recognizes a Self-Starter

One of the biggest thrills for me is to read about what my self-starters are currently doing. Do you love the “my”?! I can’t help it—they’re now part of my life whether they like it or not!

Dr. Roberta Brinton of the USC School of Pharmacy, profiled in my book, Secrets of Self-Starters, was recently honored by President Obama with the 2010 Citizens Medal. This is the nation’s second-highest civilian award and recognizes Dr. Brinton’s twenty-year commitment to improving science and technology education for high school students.

But I was disappointed that no mention was made of her amazing discovery of a new Alzheimer’s drug that has the capacity to literally revolutionize medicine. Her profile is astonishing.