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Tulane University, WHIV to Launch Inaugural Public Health Film Festival

by Keith Brannon / April 19, 2019

The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, community radio station 102.3 FM WHIV-LP and the Southern Center for Health Equity will produce the inaugural Public Health Film Festival of New Orleans to showcase cinematic stories that emphasize disparities in both public health and basic individual rights.  The film festival, which is free and open […]

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Geoffrey E. Eaton Appointed Director of Community Affairs & Diversity at TouroCOM, Touro College of Pharmacy

by Monica Levitan / April 19, 2019

Geoffrey E. Eaton has been appointed director of community affairs and diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) and Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem. Eaton has worked at TouroCOM for several years, serving in roles such as the founding member of the TouroCOM Harlem Community Advisory Board, where he currently serves as its […]


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Board of Regents Approves Another University of Iowa Health Care Rate Hike

by Vanessa Miller / April 19, 2019

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics annually for more than a decade has asked the Board of Regents to raise payer rates about 6 percent — and it did so again Thursday, receiving the standard board stamp of approval after repeating its refrain about health care headwinds and a need to grow. “Every year […]

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OHSU Study Offers Hope For People With Multiple Sclerosis

by Elizabeth Hayes / April 19, 2019

In multiple sclerosis, the immune system eats away at the sheath that protects the nerves, disrupting signals between the brain and the body and causing problems in walking and eyesight. No drugs have ever been developed to restore that protective layer, called myelin. But a study out Thursday from Oregon Health & Science University offers […]


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Tulane University, WHIV to Launch Inaugural Public Health Film Festival

by Keith Brannon / April 19, 2019

The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, community radio station 102.3 FM WHIV-LP and the Southern Center for Health Equity will produce the inaugural Public Health Film Festival of New Orleans to showcase cinematic stories that emphasize disparities in both public health and basic individual rights.  The film festival, which is free and open […]

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Boston Medical Center Receives $89M Federal Grant For Opioid Study

by Ysabelle Kempe / April 19, 2019

Boston Medical Center has received an $89 million federal grant to participate in a nationwide research study addressing the opioid crisis, with an ambitious goal of curbing opioid deaths in a broad swath of Massachusetts by 40 percent in the next three years. The grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the […]


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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 […]