Nov 14, 5:53 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Suman Varandani @suman09 11/02/18 AT 1:27 AM A black doctor onboard a flight with Republic Airlines, a Delta Connection carrier, accused the flight's crew of racially profiling her while she tried to help a sick fellow passenger Tuesday. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford was traveling from Indianapolis to Boston when another passenger experienced a medical episode.Stanford, a doctor and educator at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, tried to help the woman passenger sitting next to her on the flight after she began to convulse and hyperventilate. Stanford said she then showed her medical license to a flight attendant."She looked at it, walked down to the back of the plane," Stanford told TV station Boston 25, "and then the second flight attendant approached me and said, 'Well, can I see your license … [Read more...] about Airline ‘Racially Profiled’ Black Doctor Who Tried To Help Sick Co-Passenger
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In a study that has obvious implications for the legal profession, too, Harvard University researchers have detailed how unconscious bias can significantly affect life-and-death decision-making by doctors.Although previous studies have documented that the bias exists, this is the first time researchers have explained how it happens that a doctor will order, say, life-saving heart or stroke treatment for a white patient but withhold it from a comparable African-American patient, reports the Boston Globe. The study focused on trainee doctors working in Atlanta and Boston.“We found that as doctors’ unconscious biases against blacks increased, their likelihood of giving [clot-busting] treatment decreased,” says Dr. Alexander R. Green of Massachusetts General Hospital, the study’s lead author. “It’s not a matter of you being a racist. It’s really a matter of the way your brain processes information is influenced by things you’ve seen, things … [Read more...] about Harvard Study Details Doctors’ Race Bias
Growing up in California, Khadijah Williams had to take an unusual amount of responsibility for running her own life, under highly daunting circumstances.Williams’ mother, who is only 14 years older, encouraged Williams and told her she had the ability to be a major success in life. However, she couldn’t provide much stability. Williams, her younger sister and her mother lived in homeless shelters, motels and armories as Williams attended 12 schools in 12 years, reports the Los Angeles Times.“She finished only half of fourth grade, half of fifth and skipped sixth. Seventh grade was split between Los Angeles and San Diego. Eighth grade consisted of two weeks in San Bernardino,” the newspaper recounts.Inspired to focus on her education when she scored very high on a statewide test and was categorized as gifted at age 9, Williams eventually reached out to organizations and mentors when she was in high school. As a result, she was able to spend her final years … [Read more...] about Would-Be Attorney Headed to Harvard Grew Up in Homeless Shelters
On March 15, 2017, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a ruling that enjoined the Trump administration’s revised executive order intended to suspend admission of foreign nationals from six designated countries. On March 16, a second federal judge also blocked the 90-day ban on immigration for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In response, President Trump vowed to continue pressing forward until his immigration order is successful. Why does this matter to the healthcare industry? The Trump administration is now focusing efforts on advancing two initiatives in areas in which, he had promised change while a presidential candidate: healthcare and immigration. The revised immigration ban, if it does go into effect, will impact healthcare by limiting the physicians who travel to the United States to practice medicine as well as the medical student population and resident physicians who travel here for education and training.While the executive order does not … [Read more...] about How Travel Ban Could Impact Healthcare Industry: Is there a Doctor in the House?
When the Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in 1969, it did more than prioritize African-American ballet dancers—it inspired them. That’s the effect the company had on Marcia Lynn Sells, a young dance student in Cincinnati. After attending a performance, she recalls seeing classical dancers who looked like her and who made her believe that she could achieve her dream of becoming a professional ballerina. In 1976, Sells moved to New York City and joined the Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of its co-founder, Arthur Mitchell. Fast-forward four decades and Sells is now dean of students at Harvard Law School, and her legal career has been as impressive and inspiring as any grand jeté. You danced professionally with the Dance Theatre of Harlem for four years but left it behind to go to college and law school. How did you make that transition and why?There was a moment when the film The Wiz was filming, and a number of Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers were … [Read more...] about 10 Questions: Harvard Law’s dean of students began as a ballerina