Media & Medicine Participant Accomplishments
Jules Lipoff published "Pros and cons of online apps for prescription meds" in The Hill (May 29, 2023).
LaShyra "Lash" Nolen published "Superlative students: Credit for being good humans" in The Boston Globe (May 22, 2023).
Carmen Fong published "Postpartum Care in America Leaves Much to Be Desired" in Op-Med (May 15, 2023).
Carmen Fong published "We Need More LGBTQ+ Allies in Subspecialty Care" in Op-Med (May 11, 2023).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored the article "New study shows increases in depression and anxiety symptoms in youth during the pandemic" in The Globe and Mail (May 8, 2023).
Mimi Manyin's short story "Grow-A-Whale" is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review Issue 113 (May 2023).
Marilou Gagnon co-authored the article "Shutting Down Cannabis Compassion Clubs Hurts Patients and the Public" in The Tyee (April 20, 2023).
Ashley Lyles published "Optimal Time Period for Weight Loss Drugs: Debate Continues" in Medscape (April 18, 2023).
Mimi Manyin published her short story "Whisper in the Wind" in Ploughshares Issue 155 (April 12, 2023).
Marilou Gagnon published "Closure of cannabis dispensaries and clubs amid drug poisoning crisis a mistake" in The Province (April 10, 2023).
Olapeju Simoyan published "Addressing Stigma in Addiction Medicine" in Op-Med (April 3, 2023).
Marilou Gagnon was a co-author of the article "As Nurses, We Oppose BC’s New Paths to Forced Hospitalization" in The Tyee (March 31, 2023).
Carmen Fong published "The Measure of a 'Good' Physician Should Not Be Someone Who Does Everything a Patient Asks Them To Do" in Op-Med (March 16, 2023).
C. Nicole Swiner published "What's It Like to Take Ozempic? A Doctor's Own Story" in Medscape (March 8, 2023).
Jules Lipoff published "What doctors can learn from medical students" in The Philadelphia Inquirer (March 8, 2023).
Jillian Bybee published "The Trip of a Lifetime" with Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (March 8, 2023).
Olapeju Simoyan published "'Free to Be Me': A Physician’s Thoughts on Professional Identity Formation" with Op-Med (March 2, 2023).
Carmen Fong published "Moving Is the Worst. Here's How To Do It Better" with Op-Med (February 16, 2023).
Mimi Manyin's flash fiction piece "Drink" was published in The Longleaf Review (October 30, 2022).
Olapeju Simoyan's essay "My Musical Journey" was published in AMWA's Humanities and Healing: An Arts in Medicine Journal (October 21, 2022).
Olapeju Simoyan gave her keynote speech "Dental to mental: Restoring the human connection in healthcare by breaking down silos" for the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (October 18, 2022).
Olapeju Simoyan's article "Bridging the gap between art and science for better health" was published by KevinMD.com (October 11, 2022).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored the piece "Recognizing signs of child and youth mental distress: A guide for parents and caregivers" for The Globe and Mail (May 10, 2022).
Charles Mathias's op-ed "People in jail need health care. Removing this federal policy can help them" was published in the Indy Star (April 21, 2022).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored the piece "Opinion: Stop assuming most kids will be resilient in the face of COVID-19: When we believe this, we fail to protect them as we must" for The Globe and Mail (February 7, 2022).
Olapeju Simoyan's article "It's time to rethink board recertification" was published by KevinMD.com (January 18, 2022).
Prabhava Bagla's op-ed "Vaccine-hesitant people can still change their minds. As a doctor, I’m seeing it happen" was published by the Los Angeles Times (December 31, 2021).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored the piece "Opinion: Using rapid tests to ensure students remain in class" for the National Post (October 29, 2021).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored the piece "Why Canada needs free universal high-speed internet" for The Globe and Mail (October 4, 2021).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored "Why Recess Matters More than Ever" for EdCan Network (September 29, 2021).
Jennifer Van Syckle, Sandra Vamos, and Lawrence Weru co-authored "Opinion: Local changes can save lives in B.C.'s next heat wave" for the Vancouver Sun (July 13, 2021).
Deepa Iyengar published "Culture and end-of-life Caretaking" with KevinMD.com (July 7, 2021).
Marcelo Balancin published "My pet taught me how to be a better physician" with KevinMD.com (June 17, 2021).
Mallika Sekhar published "When the Treatment for COVID-19 Harms Patients..." with The WIRE (May 14, 2021).
Lisa-Nicole Sarnowski published "Women’s Health and Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act" with HealthITBuzz (May 12, 2021).
Mallika Sekhar published "Debate: When It Comes to COVID Vaccines, All Governments Are Answerable to Humanity" with The WIRE (May 12, 2021).
Michelle Ward published "Children's aid societies recommend parents designate an emergency caregiver in case they are hospitalized with COVID-19" with the Toronto Star (May 5, 2021).
Tracy Vaillancourt published "Learning loss while out of school— Is it now time to worry?" in The Globe and Mail (April 28, 2021).
Wari Allison published "Academic medical centers need to go beyond statements condemning racism" with STAT (April 22, 2021).
Mallika Sekhar, Lisa Hardy, and Kevin Gillman co-authored "Fear of vaccines grows with the need for medical ethics" for KevinMD.com (April 20, 2021).
Tiffany Chenneville published "Migraines are more than just a headache" with KevinMD.com (April 10, 2021).
Isabel Alexander published "Autism: awareness, acceptance, and the places in between" with STAT (April 9, 2021).
Sandra Vamos published "Guest opinion: Dear Florida: Put star power in the public health playbook" with News Press (March 31, 2021).
Lawrence Weru published "Clubhouse, the Shift to Spoken Social Media, and the Voices That Will Be Silenced" with Slate (March 30, 2021).
Matthew V. Maceda published "Opinion: Asian Americans are on the periphery of mainstream American culture. That has to change. Here’s why." with San Diego Union-Tribune (March 29, 2021).
Pamela Morris published "I Don’t Want Another Family to Lose a Child the Way We Did" with The New York Times (March 25, 2021).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored the piece "Physical activity— the forgotten core area of child development during the pandemic" in The Globe and Mail (March 15, 2021).
Kara Zivin published "Meghan Markle gave voice to the despair I once felt during pregnancy" with STAT (March 11, 2021).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored "Opinion: Canada Is Failing When It Comes to The Mental Well-Being Of Children" for The Globe and Mail (September 10, 2020).
Tracy Vaillancourt co-authored "Opinion: Academically Speaking, The Kids Are Going to Be Okay" for The Globe and Mail (July 9, 2020).
Asmatullah Hussaini and Jules Lipoff co-authored the piece "COVID-19 is making the NCAA’s exploitation of student-athletes even more obvious" with The L.A. Times (June 23, 2020).
Malini Gupta, Azmatullah Hussaini and Jules Lipoff co-authored the piece "Even in this time of protest and unrest, wearing masks is essential" with The Philadelphia Inquirer (June 4, 2020).
Dr. John LaPuma and 16 other Media and Medicine program participants co-authored the piece "In a coronavirus crisis, who deserves a ventilator?" with USA Today (March 24, 2020).