In honor of Election Day in the United States, here is a collection of recent posts by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine students discussing the various intersections of science and politics.
Sara Wallam, a second-year medical student, reflects on the loss of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what her death may mean for the future of the country.
Oct 15, 2020
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Sep 30, 2020
Read how the COVID-19 pandemic could have extreme consequences for international students in the U.S.
Jun 16, 2020
Global Threats to Public Health: Dr. Peter Hotez on Climate Change, Conflicts, Poverty and AntisciencePosted by Kristin Brig | Events and Happenings
In this year’s Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speakers Series, Peter Hotez from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas spoke about the need to find new medicines for neglected tropical diseases and to confront familiar diseases that are growing worse each year thanks to climate change, global conflicts, poverty and antiscience movements.
Mar 3, 2020
“Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection…” (National Labor Relations Act of 19351). In the United States, there are currently […]
Oct 28, 2019
Guest post by medical students Megan Hunt and Katharine Clark. As eager, idealistic Johns Hopkins medical students, much of our education has focused on the humanistic and ethical side of medicine. We have taken an oath that we truly believe in: Our professional values mandate that we grant the same access and treatment to all […]
Apr 19, 2019
In the wake of midterm elections, nine new STEM professionals will take seats in the U.S. Congress, eight in the House and one in the Senate. Since the 2016 elections, I have been party to countless discussions with other scientists expressing concern about the deliberate shift away from an evidence-based approach in policymaking. The shift […]
Nov 27, 2018