Selected Articles:

Building Better Doctors

The Boston Globe Magazine / 10.30.11

On a Wednesday in December 2008, a young man came into student health services with a dripping nose, a scratchy throat – and an agenda.

Evolving primary care

The Boston Globe / 1.10.11

The clinic starts at 5 p.m. sharp with a team huddle in the conference room.

The Case for Primary Care: A Medical Student's Perspective

The New England Journal of Medicine / 7.15.10

Ms. J. was no stranger to medical students.

Taking Patient Safety from Conversation to Curriculum

The New York Times / 1.26.10

Two summers ago, as bright-eyed third-year medical students, we rushed into clinics and operating rooms, eager to apply our textbook knowledge at last to the daily practice of working with patients.

You've Got Mail. And Maybe Something Else

The Washington Post / 10.21.08

The conversation is as painful as the herpes sore that compels it, but saying it digitally may provide some salve.

HIV Screening: It's Not So Easy; Researchers Find Oral Test Is Fast but Not Always Accurate

The Washington Post / 8.5.08

In the controlled chaos of emergency departments across the country, doctors are working to curb the HIV epidemic, one swab of the gums at a time.

Is Your Doctor in Denial?; Survey Finds Physicians Often Dismiss Complaints About Drug's Side Effects

The Washington Post / 8.28.07

On many online message boards and Internet chat rooms, anxious patients share details about the muscle pain and memory loss they have noticed since they started taking statins to lower their cholesterol.

Powwow's drumbeat draws American Indians to doctor

Reuters / 7.11.07

As Wendy Friar put the final touches on a health screening and powwow for Maryland's American Indian community, she had doubts about how the combination would be received.

Cold turkey with a side of pills

The Boston Globe / 2.5.07

Philip Quartier, a 64-year-old stockbroker from Mission Hill, had been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 45 years when he quit for the first time.

Watching the Brain Lie

The Scientist / 5.1.07

Amanda lies flat on her back, clad in a steel blue hospital gown and an air of anticipation, as she is rolled headfirst into a beeping, 10-ton functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) unit.

A Complementary Pathway

The Scientist/ 7.1.06

Scott Rollins was starting his graduate thesis at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in the late 1980s when he first heard about paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

Double Helix Double Take

The Scientist / 10.24.05

It's not often that you get to witness a major scientific figure watch his own theatrical indictment.

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