A recent string of provocative papers blurred the line between the enforcement of academic rigor and the mob mentality of cancel culture. Science is by no means apolitical, but if we want to gain the public’s trust, we have to make it clear that we are pushing the truth, not an agenda.
I grew up during the rise of social media. Born in 1995, I have watched social media transform from inconsequential platforms for storing your random thoughts to a multi-billion-dollar industry in which influence serves as a form of currency. I have had to learn how to navigate these changes on my own, and I have […]
It’s hard to change people’s minds. Controversial topics such as climate change and vaccines are not exempt from our inherent obstinateness. Scientists assume the solution to persuasion is more effective communication. A wealth of podcasts, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels are dedicated to the digestion and dissemination of scientific information. Even Bill Nye attempts to “save […]
Caroline's essay received 3rd place in The Lasker Foundation Essay Contest. The Lasker Foundation’s Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine and the role of biomedical research in our society today. The Contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to […]
Medical knowledge grows like a metastatic cancer, rapidly expanding every day, uninhibited as new literature is published, novel discoveries are made and evidence is refined. As this magnificent body of knowledge grows, so too does the magnitude of foundational material that medical students are required to master. Nowhere is this more evident than with First […]
During his time at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Liwei Jiang, a graduating fourth year, found himself interacting with classmates and faculty members who were passionate about teaching. One such professor, Dr. Donna Magid, encouraged him to seek ways to make radiology more engaging and accessible to new medical students. "I didn't expect to […]