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Miami Health Exec Philip Esformes Paid Around $700K in College Admissions Scandal

by Monica Levitan / March 18, 2019

A Miami Beach health exec was so adamant about his son being admitted into the University of Pennsylvania that he paid around $300,000 in bribes to its basketball coach and sent over $400,000 to Key Worldwide Foundation, a charity at the focus of a nationwide college admissions scandal. Esformes first reached out to UPenn’s varsity […]

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Stanford Graduate Students Voice Concern After Announcement of Increased Health Care Premium Costs

by Monica Levitan / March 18, 2019

Stanford University’s Vaden Health Center has announced that its Dependent Health Insurance Plan (Dependent Plan) – that provides coverage for dependent spouses and children – would experience an increase in premium costs for the 2019-20 academic year. The increase, which would be between 12 and 15 percent higher than the previous school year, depending on […]


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Mumps Outbreak at Temple Rises to 50 Confirmed Cases

by Monica Levitan / March 18, 2019

The number of total reported cases of mumps at Temple University has increased to 50, officials said, following the report that 16 cases of mumps were confirmed last week. The outbreak has spread from the university’s main Philadelphia campus to its Ambler campus in Montgomery County. According to the officials from the University Health Services, […]

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Health Care Educator Focuses On Closing Health Disparities

by Monica Levitan / March 06, 2019

The University of New Mexico (UNM) has named clinician and public health researcher Dr. Tracie Collins as the dean of its newly established College of Population Health, effective July 2019. Collins joins the UNM faculty after serving as the Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public health […]


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Central Wisconsin’s First Medical Students Find Out Where They’ll Serve Residencies

by Keith Uhlig / March 18, 2019

She was understandably nervous before the announcement: It would essentially determine the course of her life, and that of her family, for the next three years and beyond. Britt DeRuyter, 34, a Stevens Point native, was one of 13 graduating Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin students participating in the first-ever Match Day celebration for the Wausau-based […]

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University of Michigan, Apple Launch Collaborative Research Study on Apple Watch, Health Data

by Monica Levitan / March 18, 2019

The University of Michigan (UM) and Apple, Inc. have partnered on a research study to determine whether data collected from an Apple Watch in addition to other health information, can give additional information about an individual’s health, wellness and possible disease to doctors and nurses. “This study is a unique opportunity to work with patients […]


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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 […]