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Why Vaccines Offer a Return to Normal — and How Different Health Professions Have Made That Possible

June 2, 2021 | 6:01pm
Health care workers from a variety of fields have been playing a key role in efforts to combat COVID-19 As the second summer of COVID-19 approaches, we can take heart from the fact that about half of U.S. adults have been now vaccinated, and infection rates are declining to levels Read More

How the SkillUp Coalition Aims to Make Careers in Healthcare Accessible to All: An Interview with Executive Director Steven Lee

May 24, 2021 | 5:37pm
Steven Lee joined the SkillUp Coalition earlier this year as their Executive Director. SkillUp is a non-profit helping COVID-displaced workers get rehired for high-growth jobs. SkillUp brings together world-class training providers and partners to help workers upskill for in-demand careers. Steven brings over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, Read More

SkillUp Coalition: A Promising Way to Break into Healthcare

April 2, 2021 | 3:52pm
  SkillUp is a non-profit coalition, with more than 60 leading organizations, formed in the wake of COVID-19 to help workers impacted by the pandemic get rehired for high growth jobs. SkillUp helps people break into growing industries — which have more open jobs than qualified workers to fill — Read More

Exploring Heart Health Careers for American Heart Month

February 16, 2021 | 8:34pm
You may be surprised to learn how many specialties come together to promote cardiovascular health.  February is American Heart Health Month, an annual observance created to raise awareness of heart disease and promote healthy practices for people of all ages. If you’re interested in learning about what goes into keeping Read More

How to Pay for a Graduate Degree in Health Care: Scholarships

January 26, 2021 | 4:53pm
  Insights on Paying as Little as Possible for a Degree in the Health Professions At first glance, the expenses associated with earning a graduate degree in the healthcare field can seem daunting. But don’t let a program’s official sticker price deter you from pursuing your dream. By carefully researching Read More

Bridging inequities, broadening student pipeline will bolster response to COVID-19

November 12, 2020 | 9:00am
The pandemic paints a severely acute picture of longstanding disparities neglected by the medical system — and Americans are finally taking notice. Yet solutions, not just awareness, are necessary. While African-Americans account for approximately 13 percent of the U.S. population, they comprised 21 percent of deaths from COVID-19 between February Read More

Being Mindful About Wellness During COVID-19: Part 2

November 5, 2020 | 10:45pm
This blog series is presented in collaboration with the 2020 Virtual Health Professionals Week. In the first installment, I discussed the importance of prioritizing your mental health through mindfulness and self care. Now let’s take a look at our specific moment in time as it relates to the ongoing coronavirus Read More

COVID-19 Brings to Light Inextricable Connection Between Dentistry and Medical Care

October 29, 2020 | 6:55pm
In any discussion of medical careers, dentistry is not likely the first option that comes to mind. But from emergency tooth pain to reconstructive procedures, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the understanding that dental care and medical care are inextricably connected. “We say at our clinic, ‘know the medical history Read More

Being Mindful About Wellness During COVID-19: Part 1

October 22, 2020 | 10:33pm
A Different World… In 6 months’ time, life has changed, drastically. Whether focusing on the necessity of protective gear and hand washing routines whenever you leave your home or developing cabin fever due to social isolation, COVID-19 has reshaped how we navigate our lives in every sense. To that end, Read More

Public Health in Perspective: Viewing the Pandemic’s Crisis and Opportunities Through the Lens of History

October 15, 2020 | 11:58pm
Although the COVID-19 crisis is often described as unprecedented, there are precedents throughout history that allow us to better understand this pandemic and the various ways people are responding to it. When my book, “American Plagues: Lessons from Our Battles with Disease,” was published in 2016, the idea that a Read More
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