Academic medical centers need to go beyond statements condemning racism | STAT
As predictable as mushrooms popping up after rain, condemnation of racism from leaders at academic medical centers and acknowledging it as a public health crisis began emerging almost moments after a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd on Tuesday.
I Don’t Want Another Family to Lose a Child the Way We Did | The New York Times
That was Frankie. She had the strength to engage in school and in theater, despite her anxiety and depression. She had an ability to connect—emotionally, profoundly —with others, even when she was struggling herself. Her friends spoke to us of being caught off guard by her hugs or endearing comments. A teacher once described her as “empathy personified, with quite the fabulous earring collection.
Clubhouse, the Shift to Spoken Social Media, and the Voices That Will Be Silenced
More than 19 million Americans have a speech, language, or voice disorder, with about 3 million of those having a stutter. Most people who stutter begin doing so between the ages of 2 and 6, and 25 percent of them stutter for life. People who stutter can be mistaken as shy, nervous, or dishonest. They can be mocked, insulted, and even refused service. It is known to negatively affect employment.
Autism: awareness, acceptance, and the places in between | STAT
In its efforts to rebrand April, currently designated as Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of America has announced its efforts to call it Autism Acceptance Month. This pivot recognizes that awareness is an important first step, but one that can get us only so far. The real mission should be to integrate people with autism into our social fabric, not just recognize that they exist.
Meghan Markle gave voice to the despair I once felt during pregnancy | STAT
Timeliness and newsiness are vital components of a publishable op-ed. Kara Zivin from the 2021 cohort, heard this from our speaker Patrick Skerrett during the first week of classes took it to heart and sent an essay to STAT and it was published just one month into the program. Her published op-ed may be read on STAT's website.
In a coronavirus crisis, who deserves a ventilator? | USA TodayDr. John LaPuma and 16 other Media and Medicine program participants
Everyone who 'needs' a ventilator will not get one. When there are two patients and one ventilator, the one with the greatest survival chance should get the ventilator first.
COVID-19 is making the NCAA’s exploitation of student-athletes even more obvious | LA Times
Asmatullah Hussaini and Jules Lipoff
As college sports programs reopen, student-athletes around the country are weighing the risks of COVID-19 as their universities encourage them to return to the field.
Even in this time of protest and unrest, wearing masks is essential | Inquirer
Malini Gupta, Azmatullah Hussaini and Jules LipoffWe all want this to be over. We are fatigued from quarantine, upset by injustice, and overwhelmed by this moment in our history, yet we are still concerned about COVID-19.