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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

Working closely with the HWS science faculty, fellow alums and supporters of the Colleges’ programs in science, Dr. Edward Tapper ’64 is making dreams and opportunities for student research in the sciences possible. The Edward J. Tapper M.D. ’64 Science Research Fund will immediately support hands-on research opportunities for HWS students and will be funded

A recipient of the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Student Award, Lauren St. Peter ’18 will travel to Taiwan this summer to begin her one-year tenure as an English Teaching Assistant on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The chemistry major is an aspiring physician, who views her experiences abroad as essential preparation for a career

When the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team won the Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years, Team Physician Dr. Allyson Shirtz Howe ’94, NBC Sports Analyst Pierre McGuire ’83 and NBC Sports Correspondent Dave Schwartz ’01 left their own impact on the Winter Games as the team skated to victory in a 3-2 overtime