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Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick Balances Life of a Surgeon and University President

by Jamal Eric Watson / December 02, 2019

Long before darkness had given way to sunlight on a recent Friday morning, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick was already in the operating room at Howard University Hospital, gearing up to operate on his 86-year-old patient. Working with Dr. Terrence Fullum, the interim chair of th Department of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine, […]

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Dangerous Gains, Deadly Losses

by Payton Ferguson / December 02, 2019

Almost as far back as I can remember, I’ve had issues with food. Whether I was eating too much, too little, or too much junk food, I’ve never quite been able to get the hang of eating a healthy, balanced diet. This wasn’t really an issue for me until recently. I had a fast enough […]


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Will Term Limits Fix Academic Medicine’s Diversity Problem?

by Brandon May / November 18, 2019

The National Institutes of Health has announced a plan to enforce 12-year term limits for tenured laboratory and branch chiefs; however, such a limit has yet to be enacted in academic medicine. Authors of an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine argue that lack of term limits on leadership positions at academic […]

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White Coats for Black Lives Evaluates Diversity at Select Medical Schools

by Lois Elfman / December 02, 2019

Diversity is essential to combat healthcare disparities, but a recent report shows that the number of underrepresented minorities graduating from U.S. medical schools is still disproportionately low. White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) was formed by medical students in 2014 with the vision of safeguarding the well-being of patients and eliminating racial bias in healthcare. […]


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Medical Students Take to the Streets to Give Free Care to Detroit’s Homeless

by Ryan Bergeron / November 4, 2019

(CNN) Armed with care packages, clothes and clinical supplies, medical students in Detroit are learning outside the classroom. They are putting their knowledge and boots to the pavement, providing free health care to the city’s homeless. Each week, students under the supervision of a registered physician or nurse practitioner get on their bikes and look […]

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Grad Students Rally for Improved Benefits

by Li Goldstein / November 25, 2019

Graduate students rallied on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Tuesday to reiterate demands for a union contract that would improve benefits for graduate student workers before delivering a book of letters from community members to the office of President Christina Paxson P’19. Tuesday marked one year since University graduate students voted […]


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Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]