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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

Preparation for Orientation 2020 is already underway with the appointment of Garrett Downs ’22 and Lalaine Vergara ’21 to the positions of Orientation Coordinators. The pair will spend the summer planning activities and sessions for Orientation Weekend that are designed to introduce the Colleges’ newest members to campus. “I want to show the Classes of

Joining more than 120 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, seven HWS students attended the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation annual conference earlier this semester in Boston. During a skills competition at the conference, the HWS team took second place treating a medical patient, a trauma patient and completing an obstacle course

A national authority on the history of medicine and immunology, Professor of History Derek Linton reflects on the international response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what history can — and cannot — tell us about the new pandemic. Linton, who holds the Joseph P. DiGangi Endowed Chair, is the author of Who Has the Youth,

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

When HWS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) student staff are on call, they are ready to respond to emergencies at a moment’s notice. Comprised of a team of 17 students from a variety of majors, EMS is a volunteer, non-charging, first response agency committed to helping the campus community. “We come from a super diverse background,