Sara Hurley, PhD (@saralovesyou) is a newly minted doctor with a degree in education. Her dissertation is entitled “Public Pedagogy and the Experience of Video Creators in the It Gets Better Project” (Direct link to PDF), and I am honored to have my story included in it.
With Sara’s permission, I’m republishing it below. Continue reading→
I finally got to thumb through a paper copy of Bob Wachter, MD’s (@Bob_Wachter) book about a month ago, after meeting up with him last summer while he was on the journey to write it, and then I knew I had to read it. I could never have believed when I started the health information technology journey more than (cough) 15 years ago that there would be enough content for a whole book about it. And yet, there is more than enough of a story to be told, and I’ll say, to be told from the physician’s perspective. Why? Read on. Continue reading→
This is a study from Yale University about medical students’ explicit and implicit attitudes toward people who are gay and lesbian. Not surprisingly, medical students reflect the biases of the society around them: I created the chart above from the study data which shows that a little less than half of medical students today harbor … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don’t forget the “T”
Continuing the discussion from this earlier post (see: Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans), this study takes the previous one even farther – looking at the application of evidence based care and survival among people who have colon cancer. A few things I learned while reading this one: Definition of an integrated … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival, too
Yesterday I had the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and specifically the current class of fellows in the “iconic” Yale Program (@RWJFCSP_Yale) Our interaction took place both in the awesome Logan Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC, as well as a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Center for … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans
The KPLantern team is now engaged in “synthesis,” which currently looks like a secure room with a lot of post-it notes (photo below) and as part of that we are reviewing relevant science. This paper describes a clever study designed to look at how transgender children’s unconscious brains work. When challenged subliminally do they really … Continue reading Just Read: They’re not pretending: Gender Cognition in Transgender Children
This book is what I would call the climax of three books devoted to the history of (one of) the most important cities in the world, definitely the most important city in my world.
The other two, also reviewed here are Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. and Just Read: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr..
It turns out, as almost everyone acknowledges, Washington, DC is not yet complete. It is in many ways a divided place, with limitations placed on its innovation and survival by our federal government. That’s the history that this book covers. If you live here or have ever lived here, I guarantee your pupils will dilate every other page, the stories are too incredible.