I'm Ben Leibowitz, and I covered the story of boxing training for people with Parkinson's disease for our final project. I stumbled upon this story because I wanted to interview Marty Barrett — the boxing trainer who previously trained with Mike Tyson. Once I found out he trains individuals battling Parkinson's, that became the story I wanted to cover. Prior to pursuing a Master's degree at the Cronkite school, I worked for Bleacher Report as an NBA Featured Columnist and at a tech startup in California where I contributed data-driven sports stories to Sports Illustrated, NBA.com, Yahoo Sports and other partners.
My name is Jake Goodrick, and I reported on the story about Dr. Nielsen's snake bite treatment. The research being done at the University of Arizona has the potential to be revolutionary, and is especially relevant to the snake-ridden Southwest.
Currently, I am a graduate student at Arizona State's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication pursuing a Master's in Sports Journalism.
My Name is Carrzi Dominguez, and my contribution to the Hidden Cures AZ project highlights new therapies to help veterans with PTSD through gaming. The idea for this story came from conversation I had with a coworker while we made drinks at Starbucks. What he said had a profound impact. “My therapist told me the reason I can cope so well with my PTSD is because I play video games.” This began my research into gaming as a viable form of treatment for veterans.
I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.