My guest blogpost on KevinMD.com

My first guest blogpost has been published on KevinMD.com this morning! Dr. Kevin Pho is social media’s leading physician voice, and his website on breaking medical news has over 100,000 subscribers on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and RSS. Quoting from his site: “The Wall Street Journal calls KevinMD.com a “punchy, prolific blog that chronicles America’s often dysfunctional health […] Read more…

First week and a half of work: done!

It has been a week and a half at the World Health Organization and I want to share with you readers my experience so far. First of all, a quick WHO structure lesson, essential for those working here. (Like Stanford with its CoHo, FloMo, and HooTow, the WHO loves its acronyms.) I am working in […] Read more…

UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases

The UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) is approaching quickly, taking place in New York City on September 19-20, 2011. This meeting represents the second time in UN history that the General Assembly will convene with world leaders to take action on a devastating global health issue. (The first UN High Level Meeting was in 2001 for […] Read more…

EDEA Teams: Interdisciplinary Innovation within Global Health

As part of my work with the Center for Global Health this summer, I am interviewing and writing articles on different interdisciplinary graduate student teams working on global health innovation projects under the C-IDEA grant (Consortium for Innovation, Design, Evaluation and Action). Under this grant, several student teams are traveling to developing countries to do field […] Read more…

Targeting Tuberculosis in North Korea

North Korean photos, newspapers, and tokens of appreciation cover one of Dr. Niaz Banaei’s desks in his office at the Hillview branch of Stanford Medicine. As the director of the medical school’s Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and a long-time expert in tuberculosis (TB), Dr. Banaei has been working to establish North Korea’s first TB diagnostic laboratory. […] Read more…

Kaiser Family Foundation: Kidsdata.org and Ravenswood Family Health Center

Today I paid a visit to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) headquarters off Sand Hill Rd. here in Menlo Park. Having developed good friendships at the orientation for the Kaiser Media Internship in Health Reporting, I was excited to see familiar faces of the other interns, Penny, and Deirdre, and also learn about children’s health […] Read more…

Global Health Challenge Panel at Singularity University

Imagine a setting in which 80 students who are the leading thinkers from 35 countries gather together to work on solving the world’s most challenging problems. Participants are chosen from thousands of applicants through an extremely rigorous application process. Students work together and live together, making for an intense around-the-clock discussion of exactly how to […] Read more…

Introduction to the inaugural Stanford-NBC Global Health Media Fellow, Joyce Ho

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first blog post as the inaugural Stanford-NBC News Global Health Media Fellow. My name is Joyce Ho, and I just finished my second year of medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto. This next year I have the fantastic opportunity to learn how different media platforms […] Read more…

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