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May 27, 2020

Are you me?

By Josiane Joseph Josiane Joseph

As an elementary student, I was recruited to recite the morning announcements (and otherwise had many opportunities for public speaking). Each day I would arrive early to the little studio adjacent to the library where my colleagues and I would squabble for the primary announcer position. It was always exciting to tell thousands of students […]

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February 17, 2020

Known for Being Anonymous

By Josiane Joseph Josiane Joseph

Recently, I spent an evening at a professional development workshop designed to equip me to interact with confrontational patients. During this workshop, I encountered scenarios of people with racial or gender bias (both of which have affected me in- and outside my career training). Although it was informative to navigate the prejudices of others seeking […]

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January 25, 2020

Not Afraid to Fail

By Crystal Mendoza Crystal Mendoza

By: Catherine Knier The other day, I had a conversation with a friend about the idea of success and failure. We all know a loved one who has the capacity to succeed at something academically or professionally but who quits early. Though it’s impossible to fully know what is going on in the mind of […]

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December 14, 2019

Narration is a Necessity

By Josiane Joseph Josiane Joseph

By: Josiane Joseph Dr. Hedy S. Wald, a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University, visited Mayo Clinic in December for a selection of lectures open to trainees and other personnel. I made the time to attend her narrative writing workshop where she discussed the benefits of reflective writing and allowed attendees time to […]

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December 5, 2019

Overview of Lunch & Learn with Dr. Leon Haley – October 22, 2019

By Josiane Joseph Josiane Joseph

According to Forbes and Fortune writers, though African Americans comprise 14% of the American workforce, only about 0.003% of them hold chief executive positions in Fortune 500 companies. In healthcare administration the absence of minorities is, perhaps, more stark with 91% of executives being non-Hispanic white individuals. Despite male minority executives being such a rarity, […]

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August 15, 2019

Book Review of: So you want to talk about race, by Ijeoma Oluo (And comments on hobbies)

By Josiane Joseph Josiane Joseph

By Josiane Joseph Last year, while moving through the realm of a fast-pace M.D.-Ph.D. student I was gifted something I did not know I needed. It was a book—a really good book. As I read it, I found time to reflect on new perspectives and savor a different flavor of thinking, the non-scientific variety. It […]

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June 1, 2019

Book Review: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist by Ben A. Barres

By Crystal Mendoza Crystal Mendoza

By: Samantha M. Bouchal I came upon Ben Barres’ autobiography completely by chance, while conducting a literature review on glia. A paper published in Nature by his laboratory, “Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes are induced by activated microglia”, had been cited no less than 853 times, and I had wanted to learn more about the exciting work […]

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April 11, 2019

Anonymous Science

By Crystal Mendoza Crystal Mendoza

By: Marina Walther-Antonio THE PROBLEM: SCIENCE AS A PRIVATE CLUB Science is an activity reserved to the intellectuals, the “smart ones”. This is the general perception, which let’s be honest, is reinforced, if not cherished by most scientists and the scientific establishment. And while the scientific profession certainly requires the understanding of what the scientific […]

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March 9, 2019

Guest Blogger: Katie Linder, Introducing “On the Pulse”

By pkiessling pkiessling

The following was written by Katie Linder, a current M2 on the Diversity and Inclusion Council. She describes the recent addition of the “On the Pulse” feature to the Medical School’s internal website:   Hi all! My name is Katie Linder and I’m a second year med student and member of the MCSOM Council for […]

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February 21, 2019

What is a mob?

By Josiane Joseph Josiane Joseph

By Josiane Joseph “…a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? … It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and […]

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