Name: Christopher Swearingen.
School: College of Graduate Studies—Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology.
Nickname growing up: We all had Cajun nicknames —mine was Henri.
What attracted you as a student to MUSC: I received a letter from MUSC after taking the GRE. I did not know the program existed and was intrigued by the university and the city.
Something you do in your spare time: Play with my 2-year-old son.
An unforgettable moment in my life: My wedding reception on a walking bridge over the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville.
Last book you have read: “Effective Prayer” by R. C. Sproul.
Favorite Charleston restaurant: Santi’s Mexican Restaurante.
Something your parents always told you: “Because I said so!”
Person you admire the most and why: My wife, whose passion and diversity drive her to maintain three part-time jobs while she cares for and teaches our son.
Favorite summer Olympic event: Team and beach volleyball.
Something people don’t know about you: I was once ranked as the No. 1 card player in the world for the Star Trek Customizable Card Game made by Decipher Inc.
Friday, Aug. 22, 2008