Archive for July, 2015

July 30, 2015

Does gender bias benefit women in academia?

By Clara Castillejobecerra Clara Castillejobecerra (@claracastillejobecerra)

Historically, women have been underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This trend seems to be predominant in academia, where sexist hiring has been labeled as one of the culprits. But does current evidence support this hypothesis? Research from Cornell psychologists, Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci, suggests that sexism in hiring […]

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July 16, 2015

Grey Lines – Stepping Over the Interdisciplinary Boundary in Healthcare Education

By Andrew M. Harrison Andrew M. Harrison (@andrewharrison1)

By Thomas Mork I was sitting in Phillips Hall in the Siebens Building at Mayo Clinic, immersed in a speech by “Bob”: former patient, cancer survivor, and nationally-renowned speaker. He stood proudly at the podium while his voice reverberated among a crowd of physicians, nurses, and physical therapy students. This self-described “active patient” defied cancer […]

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July 5, 2015

Read this while standing

By Carl Gustafson Carl Gustafson (@carlgustafson)

“What you are doing, right now, is killing you!” Nilofer Merchant scanned a suddenly breathless crowd with a faux menace at her 2013 TED talk. The audience anxiously awaited her answer: what could possibly be killing us so menacingly and discretely that we would simply sit here and allow it? Well, I agree with her, so […]

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