The Research Design Associates Blog

(social responsibility)

Turns Out Public Health Is My STEM Field

It seems obvious now, but it took some time to remember that I never went to medical school because of medicine; I went to medical school because of the role medicine allows me to have in the lives of the vulnerable, the sick, the scared.

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I thought Medicine Was My STEM Career of Choice

This blog, as you may know, is a way to document the path—however haphazard and zig-zag it may be –of “arriving” at a career in STEM.  At this point in my life, however, I feel much more like I’m becoming than arriving, so I consider this my attempt to describe a somewhat tumultuous journey to my fifth and final year in Emory University’s MD/MPH program.

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We Have to Diminish the Lethality

We must hold our elected officials accountable for leading public policy discussion, action, and comprehensive progress toward addressing mass violence in our community space. The tragedy of the school shootings in Connecticut has muted partisan rhetoric for a few days. Now is the time to require our elected officials to step back from politics, pause incessant campaigning, mute special interest groups and stop fundraising until the policy addressing mass violence is enacted.

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B Corporations: Redefining Sucess in Business

Businesses holding the certification commit to a social responsibility that is reflected in the customers they serve and in the communities they call home. They aspire to do no harm and to benefit all. For Revolution Foods, it's providing healthy school lunches and nutrition education. Certified B Corporations use the power of business to solve environmental and social problems. The movement has attracted over 600 companies in 15 countries,

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