All Posts: health equity

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Human Science Major Co-Founds Organization to Confront Racism, Promote Cultural Diversity

Nina Williams (NHS’22) recently co-founded, with a high school friend, the Student Coalition Against Racism. The human science major hopes the organization – focusing on…

August 12, 2020

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Using Zoom, NHS Undergraduates Teach Health Literacy in Alaska Literacy Program

Through a course on health promotion and disease prevention taught by Professor Joan Riley, associate professor of human science, undergraduates Janessa Mendoza (NHS’22) and…

August 3, 2020

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NHS Department Chairs Offer Perspectives on Health Disparities and Racial Justice

Dr. Christopher King, chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration, and Dr. Edilma Yearwood, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice, were featured…

July 2, 2020

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New Georgetown Report Highlights Health Disparities and Calls for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia

Approximately three quarters of the deaths associated with COVID-19 in the nation’s capital have been among the African American community. A new Georgetown University report…

June 2, 2020

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Former CMS Administrator Delivers NHS Values Based Lecture

Dr. Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and cofounder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, delivered the NHS Values…

March 5, 2020

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Global Health Major Interns at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA After Research Practicum in Ghana

Dahye Yoon (NHS’20) is a senior global health major. This semester, she is interning at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. In the fall, she completed the Department of International…

February 24, 2020

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Human Science Junior Plans Medical Career to Promote Health Equity

Marelyn Perez-Badillo (NHS’21) is a junior human science major who is pursuing the pre-med curriculum. At Georgetown, she has developed her skills in research through a study…

November 21, 2019