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This fall, Tamari Bekauri ’20 begins medical school at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.  Following a holistic liberal arts experience and a job in a clinical research laboratory, Tamari Bekauri ’20 will begin medical school in August at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at

During his Commencement address to graduates, Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, Sc.D. ’22 emphasized the vital role of education and critical thinking in fostering democracy, validating truth and combatting disinformation. An epidemiologist and HIV/AIDS expert recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, Beyrer noted “the stark inequalities in health care access and the

The epidemiologist, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute and HIV/AIDS expert, will also be awarded an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the

In the fall, Garrett Downs ’22 will attend Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing to begin his pursuit of a doctor of nursing practice. Building on his bachelor of science in biology, Garrett Downs ’22 will attend Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in the fall to earn a master of science in nursing, a

Hobart alum Dr. William W. Latimer ’85 becomes seventh president, first man and first lay person to lead Chestnut Hill College. Dr. William W. Latimer ’85, an infectious disease epidemiologist, has been named president of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia becoming the first man and first lay president in the college’s nearly 100-year-old history. The

For the second consecutive year, the HWS EMS team brought home the second-place trophy in the Stryker Skills Classic. After competing in medical, trauma and team building scenarios at the national Stryker Skills Classic, members of HWS EMS finished second place among more than 19 colleges and universities. The competition, held this year in Pittsburgh,

A new endowed scholarship supports pre-med students and honors family bonds. For Susan Steinberg Lieberman ’60, P’86, P’88, P’98 and her husband, the late Dr. Robert C. Lieberman ’58, P’86, P’88, P’98, Hobart and William Smith “is where it all began.” Susan recalls meeting Robert at a campus social event soon after arriving on campus.

New scholarship by faculty and student researchers examines stress, anxiety and the habit of replaying the past — and where mindfulness can help. Mindfulness practices may be especially helpful to college students who are prone to rumination — repetitive thinking about the past — according to new research published by Professor of Psychological Science Julie Newman Kingery,

Jerlin Garo ’17, a first-year medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, reflects on the research projects and internships she had at HWS. Currently, a first-year student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jerlin Garo ’17 recounts her time at HWS while earning her B.S. in Biochemistry and offers thanks to those who

Why HWS is an ideal place to prepare for a career in the health professions. At HWS, students and alums have the support of individualized advising throughout the admission process to professional schools in health services. Whether students are interested in pursuing an M.D./Ph.D., joining Doctors Without Borders or serving local communities as a physician