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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

Will You Win A Prize During Health Professions Week?

October 13, 2020 | 7:12pm
Can I let you in on a little secret? It’s pretty easy to win a prize during Health Professions Week. But, you can’t win if you aren’t registered. Register today so you can claim a prize! Participating students can enter to win one of thirty gift cards valued at $100 Read More

Vaccine Development Professional: Students Can Think Outside the Box About Health Careers

October 8, 2020 | 7:37pm
When will a COVID-19 vaccine hit the market and what will it look like? Tina Libby Tong cannot predict the future, but acknowledges that many individuals across the US government, including herself, are working non-stop to make that a reality. She can, however, lend insight into how past HIV vaccine Read More

How to Best Experience Health Professions Week 2020

September 10, 2020 | 11:09pm
Health Professions Week (HPW) brings healthcare and education professionals together to highlight the many opportunities available in the healthcare field. There’s no charge to participate in the virtual fair, and you can register now. Don’t miss out on this series of virtual tours, live chats, interactive experiences and on-demand content Read More

Post-Pandemic Healthcare Careers: What to Expect

July 10, 2020 | 11:00am
If this year has taught us anything, it’s that when change happens, we must adapt accordingly. This was especially evident in the healthcare world as doctors and nurses were tasked with quickly learning how to fight COVID-19 with almost no knowledge of the virus at all. However, what will the Read More

Healthcare Professionals on Social Media: 3 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Post

July 2, 2020 | 2:00pm
Social media has many benefits, including staying connected with family and friends, keeping up with current events, donating to important foundations and marketing small businesses and services. However, when you're a healthcare professional, what you post on your personal account can affect you professionally as well. Being conscientious about the Read More
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