Let’s talk about the alcoholics and the drug addicts…

Do I have your attention?  I know, you've heard it all before.  Nothing new here.  And I'm sure you've heard about the "stigma" that surrounds alcohol and drug use.  You may still have this feeling that it's the abusers fault anyways so it's not your problem or your concern.  Or perhaps you struggle with these …

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Teaching Cultural Sensitivity

Recently, Pearson has fallen under the scrutiny of the public as allegations of racism emerge.  In an attempt to teach cultural sensitivity to the next generation of nurses, a recent textbook, "Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning", described cultural discrepancies in response to pain which exhibited vast generalizations and stereotypes. (Read more here).  The lack …

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All the Inspiration

Below, find my top 10 go-to Instagram accounts for whenever I'm in need of a lil inspiration bc these Instagram babes are #goals. @kayla_itsines @lovesweatfitnessGo to her youtube for some killer, fun workouts! @cristinacapron @bdawnfitCheck out her youtube for some fun vlogs and fit tips/ideas. @kelseywells @toristerling_Go to her youtube for some inspirational vlogs on …

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Summer 2017 SURP Internship Reflection

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (aka SURP) is an internship program which permits students from all across the country to gain lab experience working as a lab tech for the summer in the lab of faculty mentors engaged in health-based research.  Many students apply to this program to add something to their resume for med …

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Summer 2017 HCHS Fellowship Reflection

The Honors College Health Sciences fellowship is a program at the University of Pittsburgh which supports undergraduates completing biomedical research for the summer.  I was fortunate enough to receive this fellowship as a continuation of my research fellowship from this past spring semester (for more on that and what my research is about, check out …

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