Did You See This?

Training Future Leaders in Primary Care

Posted by  | A Day in the Life, Did You See This?

Recently, as I’ve been spending more time in various clinical settings, I’ve noticed a striking lack of patients who can say they have a designated primary care doctor. Evidence has shown that primary care has an incredibly beneficial effect on population health. The work of generalists, such as family medicine physicians, pediatricians and internists, reduces(...)

More

Once-Daily Combination Pills Offer More Than Convenience

Posted by  | Did You See This?

In November 2015, the FDA approved the HIV-1 medication Genvoya, a once-daily pill containing fixed doses of the HIV drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide. This is the latest once-daily medication to be produced to treat HIV, a disease that used to be managed primarily with many different pills taken multiple times a day.(...)

More

The Statistics Behind Holiday Engagements

Posted by  | Did You See This?

I don’t know about you, but during the holiday season, my Facebook feed was full of status updates from friends getting engaged. And of course, each message was accompanied with its own unique announcement photo, ranging anywhere from a glittering hand to said couple’s cat with an “I do” sign. Having seen a similar pattern(...)

More

Recent NIH Funding and Moonshot Initiatives: Are they They Helping or Hindering?

Posted by  | Did You See This?

During the final month of 2015, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that would keep the government fiscally solvent into September 2016. Along with large tax breaks, new cyber security programs and ending a ban on oil exports, new appropriations were made for the world’s largest research agency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH).(...)

More

Words and Their Stories: The History and Future of Two Spirit Communities

Posted by  | Did You See This?

“Where there’s a word, there’s a story. Where there’s a word, there’s a history. Where there’s a word, there’s an experience. And, most importantly, where there’s a word, there’s a person.” - Harlan Pruden Harlan Pruden identifies himself as a Two Spirit member of the First Nations Cree. In the simplest terms, Pruden explains, “Two Spirit is(...)

More

Depression in Grad School: What You Need to Know

Posted by  | Did You See This?

While graduate research is often stimulating, fulfilling and rewarding, most graduate students will also experience periods of high stress and frustrating experimental failures or obstacles. Lifestyle choices, such as a healthy diet, exercise, sufficient sleep or meditation, can help students manage stress. However, many graduate students also have symptoms of clinical depression, a serious medical(...)

More

Postdocs Seek Alternative Careers as Funding Declines

Posted by  | Did You See This?

It was a long-held belief that, after graduate school, newly conferred doctors would seek out postdoctoral openings in labs where they could focus on furthering their studies, eventually transitioning to a faculty appointment. Though designed to be a temporary position, postdocs came to represent one of the largest and most productive components of the biomedical(...)

More