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The HWS Update

On his podcast, Guys Talking Yoga, Derek Vanderwarker ’96 interviewed Dan Bornstein, Ph.D. ’95, a health and exercise science expert at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Launched in 2021, Guys Talking Yoga is a podcast featuring informative, entertaining, short-form interviews with men sharing their yogic path to encourage more men to embrace

Kayla Liszewski ’21 begins a Master of Public Health program at the University of Buffalo. Kayla Liszewski ’21 will soon begin her Master’s of Public Health at the University of Buffalo. At HWS, she graduated summa cum laude in sociology while also earning a minor in public policy studies with a concentration in healthcare, cultivating

Dr. Chris Beyrer ’81, epidemiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was interviewed on PBS News Hour Weekend on the 40th anniversary of the first documented cases of HIV/AIDS. An epidemiologist who has been on the frontlines of COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS, Dr. Chris Beyrer ’81 discussed the uneven parallels between the pandemics,

Four recent Hobart and William Smith alums have been admitted to some of the premier dental schools in the world, including programs at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Between his coursework and summers “shadowing dentists and volunteering at health clinics,” Bartolomeo Voto ’21 is “confident that my time at HWS has prepared me for

Sarah Lewicki ’21 is the recipient of a prestigious award that will support up to two years of hands-on biomedical research training at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This spring, the National Institutes of Health selected Sarah Lewicki ’21 for a highly competitive Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award. The award

“The wealth of opportunity and academic rigor here at HWS have been crucial in preparing me for this next step. I am extremely grateful to my coaches, professors, friends and family for helping me along the way,” says Alec Robitaille ’21.

Elizabeth “Liz” Shires Maguire ’69 looks back on a four-decade career in public health — and imparts advice on leadership and mentorship — in her new memoir. Sometimes opportunity knocks. Sometimes we open the door ourselves before it gets a chance. A facility for language, a strong educational foundation and rich global experiences prepared Elizabeth

Thomas “Gib” Shea ’22, who created his own major, is preparing for a public service career managing responses to emergencies like COVID-19. A volunteer firefighter and EMT since high school, Gib Shea ’22 enrolled at HWS planning to design an individual major. Since he arrived on campus that idea has evolved into “Community and Environmental Resilience,” which incorporates

An article by Dr. Steven Phillips ’62 argues that the coronavirus pandemic means that the United States is at war and that COVID-19 is “possibly the most lethal [enemy] we have ever faced.” A former cardiac surgeon, Phillips served in a leadership role at the National Institutes of Health, heading up a division whose activities

Despite the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic, for Kelsey Williams ’21, it has opened a door to a rewarding internship experience. The physics major, who has a minor in chemistry, participated in the Biomedical Engineering Virtual Summer Internship sponsored by Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University along with 500 participants across the country. “As part