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Hopkins Medical Students Shape National Health Policy Through the AMA

Hopkins Medical Students Shape National Health Policy Through the AMA

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The American Medical Association, or AMA, is the largest association of physicians and medical trainees in the United States. This organization has also established itself as one of the most powerful political lobbying groups in the country, ranking third in dollars spent for this purpose over the last 20 years. Additionally, the AMA has a(...)

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On How and Why Science Is Political

On How and Why Science Is Political

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Should science be political? Trick question — science is inherently political because the vast majority of science is funded through the federal government. So, if you don’t relish the idea of competing against your peers for an increasingly shrinking pool of grant money, it’s important to care about the process by which money is federally(...)

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LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Compassionate Care Is Admitting Ignorance

LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Compassionate Care Is Admitting Ignorance

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On Tuesday, May 1, I attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-hosted seminar titled The Role of Health Care Professionals in Reducing LGBTQ Health Disparities, given by Andrew Hollenbach, an alumnus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Hollenbach is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics and the co-director of the basic science(...)

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Titan Titin: When Mutations in the Largest Known Protein Affect the Heart

Titan Titin: When Mutations in the Largest Known Protein Affect the Heart

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“We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself.” — Paul Dudley White (1886–1973), Chief Consultant, National Heart Institute For the second installment of the Heart, Lung and(...)

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Innovations at the Intersection of Medicine and Engineering

Innovations at the Intersection of Medicine and Engineering

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On March 16, the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine and Whiting School of Engineering held a research retreat titled “Re-Engineering Medical Discovery.” A number of students, researchers and clinical faculty attended to learn about the exciting innovations currently happening at the intersection of these fields. The day started with opening remarks from Mark Anderson, director(...)

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Lights, Camera, Science!

Lights, Camera, Science!

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…the Science & Entertainment Exchange? Ann Merchant swooped into the February Telling Stories About Science seminar with an origin story in hand and prepared to engage. The goal of this seminar program is to invite professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise to give monthly seminars on(...)

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