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Penn College Offers Three New Health Care-Related Degrees

by The Express / July 26, 2021

Expanding a 50-plus year tradition in providing hands-on education that prepares students for a variety of careers in direct patient care, Pennsylvania College of Technology has added several options for those who wish to work in other high-demand health care-related roles. A bachelor’s degree in health science (introduced in Fall 2020) and an associate degree […]

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Pittsburgh Native and CEO of University of Florida Health Dr. Leon Haley Dies Unexpectedly

by KDKA-TV News Staff / July 26, 2021

A beloved son of Pittsburgh, Dr. Leon Haley Jr. has died in a jetski accident at Palm Beach Inlet, Florida. According to the Florida Wildlife Commission, first responders got to the 10-foot jetski yesterday morning and found the 57-year-old Haley in the water wearing a lifejacket but unconscious. He was badly injured and transported to […]

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UI Assistant Professor Martha Carvour Launches Health Equity Projects

by Lillian Poulsen / June 28, 2021

Martha Carvour, assistant professor in the department of internal medicine, received funding from the University of Iowa to launch campus and community-wide projects that aim to alleviate inequities in health care. “This is a really critically important time to think about health equity,” Carvour said. “The COVID pandemic has highlighted a lot of long-standing inequities […]

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Life Expectancy in Colorado Fell Sharply During the Pandemic, Especially for People of Color

by John Daley / June 28, 2021

So many Coloradans died of COVID-19 and related causes, including drug overdoses, that life expectancy statistics fell dramatically this past year. The drop was most alarming among communities of color, where enough Hispanic and Black residents died in the pandemic that both groups’ life expectancy statistics fell by about four years. The drop among white […]

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School of Nursing at Hallmark University Receives $75,000 Scholarship Grant

by Max Massey / July 27, 2020

Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Baptist Health Foundation, the Hallmark University nursing program is able to teach and prepare more future nurses. “I do wanna make the world a better place,” Britteny Whitaker, a nursing student at Hallmark University, said. Whitaker is a third-year nursing student at Hallmark, as well as a Marine […]

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Syracuse University Suspends ZBT Fraternity for Violating Public Health Orders

by Chris Hippensteel / August 03, 2020

Syracuse University has suspended its Zeta Beta Tau fraternity chapter for violating public health orders and the university’s Code of Student Conduct, an SU spokesperson confirmed Friday. The fraternity is no longer allowed to operate on campus after violating social distancing guidelines and participating in behavior that was “reckless and selfish,” said Sarah Scalese, senior associate vice […]


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 […]