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Faculty Appreciation: Remembering The Times We Had Together

Becky Fein, MPH ’12 in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health “As we go on/ we remember/ all the times we/ had together”…  Perhaps a curse of my generation, these phenomenally cheesy (yet catchy) Vitamin C pop song lyrics come to mind as graduation approaches. With or without this late ‘90s soundtrack, graduation lends itself to reflection—reflection about what we’ve learned, how we’ve grown, who we’ve met, and who has helped us to achieve this monumental goal. Of late, my classmates and I have been doing a lot of reflecting on this last point in particular: who are the…

Diversity, Racial Awareness, and Public Health

Becky Fein, MPH ’12 in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health There’s a buzz around campus, a conversation brewing.  I’ve heard it in classrooms, in offices, in the elevators; people are talking about race. As we all become professionals in the field of public health, students, faculty, and staff alike are wondering where and how to strike up the critical conversations around race and society as it pertains to our personal lives and aspiring careers. One student-led discussion group, the Critical Race Think Tank led by Sharon Washington, MPH 2012, and Dr. Robert Fullilove, took to igniting this conversation around…

Vagina Monologues at CUMC: Campus Unites for a Poignant and Profitable Production

Becky Fein, MPH ‘12 in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health While there is certainly no shortage of opportunities here at Mailman and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to hear about sexuality and sexual health in an academic or research-oriented context, there is only one time of the year on campus that students, professors, and affiliates take to the stage to discuss what their vaginas would say if they could speak, what they would wear if they got dressed, and to demonstrate the dynamic sounds of sexual climax in the hallowed halls of Alumni Auditorium. Last month was the…