Tag: healthcare

  • Seattle Teachers Show Solidarity With Striking Bus Drivers

    Hundreds of educators joined with striking bus drivers on the picket line Wednesday at a number of protest hubs throughout Seattle. The gulf between the drivers, represented by the Teamsters union, and First Student, a subcontractor with Seattle Public Schools, has widened since a one-day strike in Nov. 2017 after the two sides failed to […]

  • Java with Jayapal

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) met up with the Capitol Hill community Wednesday morning for some intimate updates and Q&A. The session inside Broadway’s Espresso Vivace showed the representative is busy doing the best she can to block Trump-esque bills with little time to push her own agenda through Congress.

  • Jayapal leads Seattle town hall rally against Trumpcare

    Town Hall Seattle filled with mostly seniors July 6, gathered together for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D–Wash) as she talked about politicians’ strategies and proposals for America’s new healthcare. The Republican base vowed to rail against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before its implementation, quickly renaming it Obamacare in 2010. After that negative political nickname trickled down throughout […]

  • The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community

    As the GOP continues to adjust its own plan, healthcare professionals and advocates are doing some serious groundwork around the ACA, which has had a tremendous impact on the Asian Pacific Islander community. One of these advocates is Stephanie Liou, a medical student at the UW. She advocated for the ACA in its inception, and […]

  • A second look at HIV prevention

    These new findings imply the tenofovir gel failed in the study due to the presence of the bacterium, not because women in the clinical trial failed to use it properly, which was the original suspicion. Via The Daily

  • Diagnosing Racism: Students for an Anti-Racist UW School of Medicine Forms, Holds Call to Action

    by Kelsey Hamlin “It started with medical student activism,” said University of Washington Assistant Professor Frederica Overstreet. Over the course of one academic year, UW medical students formed Students for an Anti-Racist UW (SARU), School of Medicine. via South Seattle Emerald

  • Renowned researcher discusses the underlying, often dismissed, realities of HIV

    After being recently awarded the King Holmes Endowed Professorship, Peter Piot discussed the future of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on Tuesday in the William Foege building. Piot was one of two people who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. He also led research on HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), as well as other […]

  • Medical staff upset with the UW contract proposals

    The UW has been negotiating its contract with three medical centers — Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center — since its first proposal in April. Medical staff in each hospital, however, see real on-the-ground issues within, and missing from, the contract. “We’re always struggling to find staff to take […]

  • “The New Jim Crow” taken to the health sciences sector

    The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy group held their fifth annual common book read Tuesday for health science students.  This year’s Health Sciences Common Book (“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander) centers on the prison industrial complex and what she coins “The New Jim Crow” — the modern political, structural, and systemic limitations […]

  • UW collaborates with Stanford on ROMP project

    Doctors and medical staff often use medical terminology only they understand. This communication barrier can make it difficult to ascertain whether informed consent has been achieved. To bridge the gap between medical jargon and the way the public interprets it, Research on Medical Practices (ROMP), a collaborative project between the UW and Stanford, has produced […]