As part of Bliss’ daily work, he sees acute and chronic injuries and illness; to combat the stress, he tries to incorporate humor into daily activities. “Dealing with illness and injury all day can be somber,” he says. “If I can help a patient or staff member smile or laugh, it helps their outlook.” Bliss’ advice to fellow young professionals is to be persistent. “Set short- and long-term goals and stay on track,” he says. “Don’t let small obstacles derail you from obtaining your goals.” As part of his long-term goal, Bliss hopes to promote health awareness and health education throughout the state. ?