Journeys in Medicine

A Journey in Medicine: Nadia Morgan, MBBS

A Journey in Medicine: Nadia Morgan, MBBS

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In late December, we all lost a colleague and friend-Nadia Morgan. When I heard this news, I was hurt in a way that I am still navigating. I, and many others, am still mourning her loss. I am sure all those who knew Nadia have stories about her pleasant personality and passion for her work.(...)

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MERIT Scholars’ Inspiring Stories and Call for Civic Engagement Committee Members

MERIT Scholars’ Inspiring Stories and Call for Civic Engagement Committee Members

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MERIT Symposium Our 2nd Annual MERIT Symposium was featured during Medical Grand Rounds on Friday, October 12. MERIT Scholars Zion Smith, a high school junior, and Taylor Rooks, a senior spoke about their experiences with the program. Zion performed her summer research project in the laboratory of Larissa Shimoda, professor of in the Division of(...)

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Advancing Our Community through Civic Engagement and Culture Change

Advancing Our Community through Civic Engagement and Culture Change

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This month, members of the DOM Civic Engagement Committee published an article in Academic Medicine, the journal of the American Association of Medical College, entitled "A Perspective on the Baltimore Freddie Gray Riots: Turning Tragedy into Civic Engagement and Culture Change in an Academic Department of Medicine." The article talks about the "Journeys in Medicine"(...)

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#MeToo—Considering All of the Implications and the Call for Action

#MeToo—Considering All of the Implications and the Call for Action

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Both the March 27 and April 2 issues of JAMA included important opinion pieces related to the #MeToo Movement. Dr. Freischlag and Ms. Faria highlight the importance of this movement, which was evidenced by TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017 being shared by “silence breakers,” 61 women and men from various industries who spoke(...)

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Should We Include Social Determinants in Electronic Health Records?

Should We Include Social Determinants in Electronic Health Records?

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Social factors account for a significant percent of deaths in the United States; however, research and the inclusion of standard ways to define and capture these determinants into patient health records are arguably in their nascent stage. As talk of social determinants of health permeate the halls of academic medical centers and schools of public health,(...)

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