Welcome To The Wonder-full World of
Medical (and other) Ignorance!
Questions, Questioning, and Questioners (Q³)

"Curiosity For All" is the first in a series of videos about the thinking and motivations that fuel scientific research. Presented by top bio-medical researchers including a Nobel Laureate, the piece is inter-cut with scenes from science and nature which help communicate the thrill of discovery.


Virtual Clinical Research Center & Questionarium

The Virtual Clinical Research center and Questionarium is a simulation of an NIH-type Clinical Translational Science/Clinical Research Center (CTSA/CRC), where students/trainees can navigate through the explorarium, library, and current research spaces, and choose expert or student presentations on various topics and pursue research questions of interest.

  • Current research - Infectious Diseases
  • Student-Produced and professional videos about current topics in biomedical research, curiosity, and mentoring.
  • Links to CTSAs

Get the vcrcq app free on the app store. And online at vcrcq.org


The greatest single achievement of science in this most scientifically productive of centuries is the discovery that we are profoundly ignorant. We know very little about nature, and we understand even less. I wish there was some formal courses in medical school on medical ignorance, textbooks as well , although they would have to be very heavy volumes.

Physician-scientist essayist Lewis Thomas





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Nobel Laureate Ignorance and Greatest Question Donations

Indeed, the most important product of knowledge is ignorance! I am happy to report that we are not running out of our most important resource- ignorance! How lucky for science… scientists… and the Nobel foundation

Physicist David Gross in accepting the 2005 Nobel Prize
Joshua Lederberg, PhD

Why are we here?

Leland H. Hartwell, PhD

How did life originate on earth?

Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD

How does cancer arise (and how can the answer be translated into new therapies)?

J. Michael Bishop MD

Medical (and other)
Ignorance in Action


Mobile Medical Ignorance App

TT/SQ Handbook


Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance


Virtual Clinical Research Center / Questionarium

K-20 Collaborations


MI / Q³ Workshops / Conferences

Questionarium Project

La Residencia del incognito


Ignorance University

Q³ Analytics

Curiosity Videos

Contact Us

General inquiries

Marlys Hearst Witte, MD, Director
Phone • 520-626-6360
Email • grace@surgery.arizona.edu

Media/Technical inquiries

Peter D. Crown, Ph.D.
Email • pcrown@surgery.arizona.edu