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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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November 11th, 2016

Old Dog, Same Old Tricks

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic Fraboni   I’ve been told before by my student blog managing compadre, Andrew Harrison, that I write too many posts on sports. Well, now is the time to discontinue reading, Andrew, because here comes another one! I write about sport because it is one of my undying passions and can be credited with […]

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November 4th, 2016

Be a Victor, Not a Victim

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

By: Domenic Fraboni On Bob Bardwell’s It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s What You Do With It   Have you ever had a rough day? Just a day when you don’t know how anything could get any worse? I think a lot of us could conjure up memories of a specific terrible, horrible, no […]

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October 14th, 2016

Doing a 180° on disABILITY

By Domenic Fraboni domenicfraboni

  By: Domenic Fraboni For those of you who may not be aware, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This month’s origin took root back in 1945. It was then that our US Congress labeled the first week in October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” (I like the current name better). The roots […]

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