Project week #2 complete sounds good but inaccurate…the week was great, conditional approval for the Victoria HCC site, which was amazing considering the proximity to the Holiday season. With the help of our research collaborators at Performance Monitoring and Reporting made some great progress that day and hit a few speed bumps along the way. Even though it was a later night on Christmas Eve, the project was evolving so quickly that no one wanted to leave it. Our preliminary data was not what was expected (not that we knew what to expect) resulting in some minor protocol amendments. Although the extra paper work can be frustrating at times, I really think our preliminary search will build a stronger project in the end. The goal is translational research that can be applied to the HCC population. The study is unique and has not been applied in this context (to my knowledge), which makes it both challenging and exciting. Keep this a secret, but I am starting to remember what I loved about research!