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I woke up at 3 a.m. recently worried about Jane, an unvaccinated colleague. Jane is efficient, kind, and compassionate, and she’s wonderful to patients, staff, and students. With the increase in the numbers of the delta variant of COVID-19, I’ve been losing sleep. Most of us in medicine have a little post-traumatic stress from the March/April 2020 COVID-19 surge.   As of the end of June 2021, Jane had been hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine 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

EDITORS’ NOTE: The following post by Alba Cabral, Ph.D., first appeared in MedPage Today. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the human capacity for extraordinary courage and resiliency. It has also showed us our fundamental need for hope and connection. As a clinical psychologist working in integrated care at Montefiore, one of the largest health systems in Read More