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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

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Kevin Cook ’90 was recently named the chief operating officer for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. In the position, he oversees the market operations of the $3.6 billion and more than 1,700 licensed beds health care organization serving Louisiana and Mississippi. Previously Cook worked as the chief

With help from her family, Madelin Adams ’20 has sewn 457 facemasks from their Cambria, N.Y.-home, located in Niagara County. Adams says her family mobilized after connecting to a larger network of sewers through a Facebook group called Community Sourced PPE: Operation Sewing Squad, where people post and source information about mask design and share resources such

Beginning in the fall, Adelaide Fowle ’19 will continue her post-graduate career in the Health and the Public Interest Program at Georgetown University. The one-year master’s program at Georgetown provides training for public health advocates who examine the influences on policy through societal, psychological and cultural factors. “Coming from a liberal arts background, I was

Kelsey Pierce ‘20 has accepted a dual position as a clinical research coordinator and associate with the Cancer Center Protocol Office Breast Oncology team at Massachusetts General Hospital following graduation. Ranked second in the nation for “Best Hospital” by the U.S. News & World Report, Pierce will join a premiere medical team in Boston. In

Recent acquisitions to the Colleges’ archives of personal letters and family photos of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) provide a rare glimpse into the personal life of HWS’ most celebrated alumna. Among several copies of well-known published works of the first woman in America to receive a medical degree, these new pieces share the story of

In a December interview, internationally renowned epidemiologist Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer ’81 discussed healthcare, human rights and the primary challenges facing the HIV community ahead of AIDS 2020, the International AIDS Conference. On the podcast interview with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Beyrer shared his thoughts on the ongoing obstacles in battling

Women’s studies and psychology double major Yamileth Cedeno ’20 spent her summer conducting research on health and sex education standards in public schools under the direction of Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies Michelle Martin-Baron. Supported by the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice Woodworth Fellowship, Cedeno’s research investigated the correlation between sex

Chemistry and biochemistry majors Ashton Ariola ’22 and Charmaine Chung ’19 are tweaking typical lab conditions to examine how the crowded environment of a cell can alter enzyme kinetics. “Most previous enzyme studies have been conducted in dilute, in vitro conditions; however, cells are in reality extremely crowded,” Ariola explains. “Therefore, we use crowding agents

Histology, the study of the microscopic organization of tissues, is a foundational science for medical and pre-medical students. Christopher Demas ’17, a student at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is making that study easier with a series of self-created videos that he is posting on his YouTube page. His videos are being used by