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An Interview with Phill Wilson, Founder, Former President of Black AIDS Institute

by Monica Levitan / January 16, 2019

Phill Wilson, the founder and president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) since its inception in 1999, has recently retired. The Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank in the country that’s focused on African-Americans. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education recently interviewed Wilson about his time at the Institute, and what’s next for him and the Institute. Diverse: […]

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Barnes & Noble: U.S. Readers More Interested in Mental Health Books Than Books on Diet, Exercise

by Monica Levitan / January 16, 2019

According to new data released by bookstore chain Barnes & Noble, readers across the U.S. are increasingly more interested in the mental health genre than books about diet and exercise. The data, which was collected between Dec. 16 and Jan. 5 from its 630 retail stores and website, shows that readers’ New Year’s resolutions are […]


Current News Midwestern University Students Organize Conference on Healthcare Inequities

Midwestern University Students Organize Conference on Healthcare Inequities

by Jill Blair-Smith / January 16, 2019

Midwestern University students are investigating ways they can make a positive contribution to our society as part of the next generation of healthcare professionals. Recently, the Midwestern University’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) chapter joined forces with Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy’s Executive Council to plan the 4th annual Student Interventions in Health Inequities […]

Ohio State study: Black women at risk of breast cancer get less preventive-care information Current News

Ohio State study: Black women at risk of breast cancer get less preventive-care information

by JoAnne Viviano / January 16, 2019

A new study suggests that black women at high risk of breast cancer might be missing out on potentially lifesaving measures because they are less likely than white women to receive the information needed to make decisions about preventive care. Read More


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In need of care: Nursing shortage already being felt across the state

by Mike Averill / January 7, 2019

The state’s nursing workforce is in a unique predicament as it deals with its aging workforce. The “Silver Tsunami” brought on by baby boomers leaving the workforce is well documented, and employers in most sectors are struggling to fill resulting vacancies. Read More

Officials call for slowdown on marijuana legislation Current News

Officials call for slowdown on marijuana legislation

by Amanda Purcell / January 16, 2019

Officials in the Twin Counties have joined with the state Association of County Health Officials in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pump the brakes when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana. Representatives of Columbia and Greene counties have joined the state Association of County Health Officials who say more time is needed for state […]


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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 […]