(preface: yes, i am at a coffee shop at midnight on a saturday. no judgment.) Portland loves coffee almost as much as it loves beer, so it’s kind of a surprise that there are very few coffee shops that stay open past 8pm here. Tonight, I’m at the main 24hr place in Portland, Southeast Grind… there are a fair amount of studiers, but what’s really keeping me going tonight...
You should get out more if:
You see “TGIF” and think it’s a protein. Our final for the hardest class of first year-the infamous Cell Structure & Function, a combination of histology, biochemistry, cell bio, and genetics-is on Monday. This weekend means academic beast mode. Looking forward to getting my life back on Tuesday!
‘Our goal is not just to change the way people die,’ he said,...– Dr. Timothy Domer, a physician working with elderly Navajo patients and community members to open up discussion about end-of-life care. Read the full article here. Incidentally, my global health term paper will be on cross-cultural approaches to palliative care. I’m excited-this issue will...
weekends in january (so far).
manhattan beach, california. mt. bachelor, oregon. seattle, washington. G.I. Joe’s, an old Portland-area sporting goods store, used “Seize the Weekend” as their motto back in the day. My new year’s resolution is to do just that. (but i’ve gotta admit, this current weekend of doing nothing-it’s kind of nice.)
okay, sorry for not blogging. my bad-2011 has been busy inside and outside of school! i have a list of things to write about, but tumblr just deleted the post i was working on and now i just wanna go through my flashcards and watch the NU-Wisconsin basketball game. i’ll be back with posts of substance soon, i promise!
: Social Epidemiology →
publichealthroll: Investigates social determinants of population distributions of health, disease, and wellbeing, rather than treating such determinants as mere background to biomedical phenomena. (via A Glossary for Social Epidemiology) Here are some links: Introduction to Social Epidemiology via WHO …
Wendell Potter: Deadly Spin →
The subject of this NYT article, insurance PR exec turned whistle-blower Wendell Potter, gave a lunchtime talk at school a few weeks ago. It’s nice to see the issue of for-profit insurance and health reform continue to get some national press. Potter was really cool, by the way. “Deadly Spin” is on my long list of books to read in my (lack of) free time.
Atul Gawande on the Colbert Report. Later Gawande tweeted: “Going on Colbert is like teaching a large, strange child who wants to make fun of you the whole time.”
You all may think you’re pretty hip, but you got way less hip the first...– Quote of the day from our PCM lecturer. This was in regard to not using slang terms while taking a sexual history, but unfortunately I think the decline of coolness associated with medical school applies to all realms of life…
Vanity Fair: Deadly Medicine →
My favorite mag Vanity Fair has two features that may be of interest to medically-interested people out there: one on the globalization of pharmaceutical trials, and one on a rogue physician turned fugitive after committing heinous acts of malpractice. The website only allows access to the pharmaceutical article, but the entire magazine is well worth the newsstand price.