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Untimely Death of Bernard Tyson Inspires Tributes To A Leader in Healthcare And Corporate Diversity

by Derek T. Dingle / November 18, 2019

Tributes continue to pour in for Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, who unexpectedly passed away early Sunday at the age of 60. Tyson ran the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated healthcare provider since 2013 and designed an industry-transforming model of tech innovation, strategic investment and affordable healthcare during a career that spanned three […]

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UC Medical Center Nurses Overwhelmingly Vote to Strike for Second Time in Two Months

by Matthew Lee / November 18, 2019

Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) voted overwhelmingly to strike for the second time in two months during an election held Wednesday. The National Nurses Union (NNU), representing over 2,200 nurses at UCMC, said 92 percent of the nurses voted in favor of the strike. Read More


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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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Untimely Death of Bernard Tyson Inspires Tributes To A Leader in Healthcare And Corporate Diversity

by Derek T. Dingle / November 18, 2019

Tributes continue to pour in for Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, who unexpectedly passed away early Sunday at the age of 60. Tyson ran the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated healthcare provider since 2013 and designed an industry-transforming model of tech innovation, strategic investment and affordable healthcare during a career that spanned three […]


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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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California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Public Universities to Offer Medication Abortion

by Caroline Kelly / October 14, 2019

(CNN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Friday requiring medication abortion services at public state universities starting in 2023. “As other states and the federal government go backward, restricting reproductive freedom, in California we are moving forward, expanding access and reaffirming a woman’s right (to) choose,” Newsom, a Democrat, said in a […]


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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 […]