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HD InsightsWhat HSG Means to Jenna

What does HSG mean to you?

Being a member of such a focused, bright, and motivated group,  is very inspiring and energizes me as we are all aiming to achieve great goals of finding better therapies for HD patients and families. I feel honored to be a part of the HSG and consider us all a big family!

What’s the most meaningful aspect of working with HD patients?

The most meaningful aspect of my job is the relationships I am able to develop with the patients and families. While HD can be challenging, I feel these patients and families really entrust a great deal of their personal lives with us as their providers, and I’m privileged to be involved in their care. I am also able to learn a tremendous amount by listening to both patients and families, and sometimes that is really what they want and need more than anything. As I reflect on my work with HD, one of my favorite quotes by William James comes to mind-“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Jenna Smith, RN, BSN

Research & Clinic Coordinator
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

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