The Life of a Medical Sciences Ambassador

by Jay Bhati ('24) In regard to how I became an ambassador, I think back to my junior year of high school. I had just taken my last AP exam of the year when later that day, to my surprise, my uncle had won some free F.C. Cincinnati tickets. The date was March 4, 2019. … Continue reading The Life of a Medical Sciences Ambassador

Have You Ever Wondered About Party Drugs?

by Kylie Bachmann ('24) We’ve all seen the stereotypical fraternity/sorority parties in the movies. Often, partiers are holding red solo cups, standing near kegs, dancing, and most shockingly - doing party drugs. Party drugs are classified as psychoactive substances, used mostly by teenagers and adolescents at parties, as the name suggests. Some common party drugs … Continue reading Have You Ever Wondered About Party Drugs?

Nullifying Nature with CRISPR Changes? A Review of Science Documentary ‘Human Nature’

by Rena Lenchitz ('23) Since the film’s release alone, we have been absorbed in a whirlwind of scientific and medical achievements. Scientists are tirelessly working to develop technology that continues to provide us with advancements and adaptations like never before. Adam Bolt’s documentary, Human Nature, reminds us that as humans, we have been genetically modifying … Continue reading Nullifying Nature with CRISPR Changes? A Review of Science Documentary ‘Human Nature’

The Joy of Genetics: An Interview with Dr. David Wieczorek

by Lin Abigail Tan ('22) Last week, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. David Wieczorek, professor and director of admissions of the Medical Sciences program at the University of Cincinnati. I’ve had Dr. Wieczorek for two courses, Fundamentals of Molecular Genetics and Human Medical Genetics, and I greatly admire his articulate lecture style, presentation … Continue reading The Joy of Genetics: An Interview with Dr. David Wieczorek

An Exploration of Pediatric Endocrinology

by Kylie Bachmann ('24) As a Medical Sciences student, when asking classmates and peers what their future plans are, the responses are not diverse. The most common answers that I’ve heard include the following: pediatrics, ER physicians, surgeons, cardiologists, and family medicine now and then. While there are thousands of subspecialities and health-related careers, why … Continue reading An Exploration of Pediatric Endocrinology

Telemedicine for the Underserved Communities: How Can Doctors Do Better?

by Hiranya Atreya (University of Cincinnati, '23) From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent surge in telehealth claims to private insurers -- a near 4347% increase -- is ensuring that telehealth is slowly becoming more and more mainstream. Telemedicine has the potential to bridge the gap between socioeconomic divide and create more culturally … Continue reading Telemedicine for the Underserved Communities: How Can Doctors Do Better?

COVID-19 and Mental Health: From Students to Society

by Brooke Allnutt (University of Cincinnati, '23) We all know COVID-19 has had a profound impact on important aspects of our lives, especially our health. Not only have many lives been lost, but deferred treatment due to concerns about the virus has worsened pre-existing health conditions. In addition, COVID-19 has brought to light many problems … Continue reading COVID-19 and Mental Health: From Students to Society

Transgender Discrimination in Healthcare: A Reflection of Inadequate Medical Professional Education and Flawed Government Intervention

by Nicole Freeman (University of Virginia) On June 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration issued a “final rule” implementing changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which “prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in certain health programs or activities”. This final … Continue reading Transgender Discrimination in Healthcare: A Reflection of Inadequate Medical Professional Education and Flawed Government Intervention

The Dark Past of Clinical Trials and What That Means for Science Today

by Blair Hoeting (University of Cincinnati, '22) Research is an integral part of science. It is how we learn more about the world around us and what will get us through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, over the course of history, and as recent as less than 50 years ago, some research studies have committed horrible … Continue reading The Dark Past of Clinical Trials and What That Means for Science Today