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Elise V. Mike, M.D./Ph.D.

Social justice has been woven into the fabric of Albert Einstein College of Medicine since the institution opened its doors to everyone, regardless of gender, race, or creed, in 1955. I chose to pursue my M.D./Ph.D. training at Einstein because of its mission to improve health through scientific and clinical excellence and community engagement. Though Read More

Street scene Chinatown NYC

EDITORS’ NOTE: The following post was first published at https://junehng.medium.com/ In eighth grade I won an essay contest. It was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the prompt was: “Is Freedom Really Free?” With the help of my older sister, also an immigrant from Hong Kong, I wrote about Hobbes and Locke, about social Read More

stethoscope tubing forms outline of a gun

EDITORS’ NOTE: This post first appeared on KevinMD. When I was twelve years old, I was at a friend’s house with a couple of classmates. The four of us were roaming the rural property, which belonged to my friend’s grandfather. We climbed through cars in an abandoned junkyard, tested our balance on some railroad tracks Read More

Mother hugs son

EDITORS’ NOTE: This post first appeared in Bronx Voice. A year ago, pre-COVID, my team of developmental pediatricians and other colleagues at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, where we diagnose and treat children with autism and other developmental disabilities, participated in an international collaborative discussion Read More

Former President of Uruguay . Tabaré Vázquez

As biomedical scientists, we witness on a daily basis the intersection of medicine and science in an academic environment, hoping that our investigations lead to a better understanding of biological phenomena that might be relevant to disease. Less common is the recognition of the critical intersection of medicine and social justice. More often than not Read More

My final year at Einstein has looked very different from the fourth year I had prepared for, but it has also reinforced for me the role I can play in medicine. A little over a year ago, during a dedicated research year, I was working on a project investigating cardiac complications in children with obstructive Read More