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June 14th, 2017

My “Modern” Family

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic F. Fraboni   I want to talk about that ugly “D” word that wreaks havoc on so many families every year. “We’re getting a divorce.” The words my mom and dad shared with me at the kitchen table during my senior year of high school. My world flopped on its head in an […]

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May 4th, 2017

Providing Physical Therapy in Rural Honduras

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Jordan McGowan In February of 2017, I traveled to Honduras with other members of the physical therapy program from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences: one professor and 3 students. Our mission was to meet up with functional therapy students at the university in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and travel with them to a clinic […]

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April 27th, 2017

I Now Pronounce You Man and Muxe

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

  By: Domenic F. Fraboni   The following is a fictional vignette: I have a penis. Well, I was born with one, I guess. The sex organs I was born with would make you think I am a man. However, I identify as a woman who is attracted to what most would call “traditional” manly […]

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April 7th, 2017

Do Not Oversimplify MLK’s Complex Legacy

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

A very belated Martin Luther King Day post By: James H. Lee  A couple of months ago, I was tasked with reporting on the Office for Diversity’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day event – “Content of Character, Color of Skin; Has Dr. King’s Dream Been Realized?” One lengthy name for an event, but I hoped […]

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March 31st, 2017

Who’s Driving This Thing?!

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic Fraboni The story of a group of  Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) students who take command of a full-court, Special Olympic basketball team in its inaugural year and the invaluable lessons, memories, and skill set the experience brought to their health care education. Just as they did last year, the crew of Mayo […]

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January 26th, 2017

Health Disparities: Equity vs Equality

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Margaret O. Akinhanmi “What does health disparity mean to you?” This was the first question asked by the instructor of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) course, ‘What Every Researcher Needs to Know about Health Disparities’. Our instructor, Dr. Joy Balls-Berry, gave us a few minutes to answer this question. […]

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January 12th, 2017

An Evening at the Ivories

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic F. Fraboni An employee highlight on Francie Dahlin.   “I learn just fine. Well, in most subjects. Some topics like math or economics may not come as easily to me, no matter how hard I try to understand them. I always did well in other classes though like English, language, reading, or social […]

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December 16th, 2016

Taking a Knee for Change

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic Fraboni A summary and reflection on the panel discussion “Taking a Knee: Social Injustice Protest on the Football Field and Beyond” – (with some additional commentary and proposed questions of my own)   Panel Members:   Elvis Francois, M.D., Resident, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education Josiane Joseph, M.D., Ph.D. Student, Mayo […]

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December 8th, 2016

Throwing Unconscious Bias into the Spotlight

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: James H. Lee On November 30, a crowd of Mayo employees and students gathered in Phillips Hall to unpack unconscious bias. We were presented with a narrative of four individuals with absurd names – Nin, Goo, Zug, Yak – and then asked to rank these characters from least to most moral. Through a simple […]

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December 2nd, 2016

It’s Always Brighter at Sunrise

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic F. Fraboni “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” This is the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) vision statement for the physical therapy profession. This amazing organization hopes that all practicing and student physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapy assistants (PTAs) will go out into the world as thoughtful and […]

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