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Historian: US once saw World Health Organization as part of foreign policy

Historian: US once saw World Health Organization as part of foreign policy

June 5, 2020

When the World Health Organization was founded, the United States saw it as an extension of US foreign policy, says a University of Rochester historian.

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Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

May 13, 2020

The assistant professor of history is the first recipient of the award, which will support research for his forthcoming book, In the Wake of the Raid: Piracy, Captivity and the 1683 Raid on Veracruz.

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Theodore Brown receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association for the History of Medicine

Theodore Brown receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association for the History of Medicine

May 13, 2020

Over the course of his distinguished career, the professor emeritus of history and public health sciences has “advanced the cutting edge of medical historical scholarship and shaped the work of other historians.”

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COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

May 11, 2020

A health care system that prioritizes volume over routine care is “structurally incapable” of responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19, writes Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Faculty couple reflects on the challenges—and surprises—of pandemic life

Faculty couple reflects on the challenges—and surprises—of pandemic life

April 22, 2020

For history professors Molly Ball and Pablo Sierra Silva, adjusting to online teaching and caring for three young children has been a learning experience.

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Will COVID-19 finally spur a revamp of US health care?

Will COVID-19 finally spur a revamp of US health care?

April 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic “has exposed the limits of such an individualistic approach” to health care, writes University health policy historian Mical Raz in the Washington Post.

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How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

March 12, 2020

A University health policy expert says the United States is “lagging miserably” behind other countries in its response to the coronavirus. “The major concern is that we will see a large number of critically ill people at the same time, overwhelming our medical system response,” she says.

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The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

November 12, 2019

In a New York Times video op-ed, Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a history PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, and four other American veterans argue that the nation’s longest war is not winnable.

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Separating children from their families must be last resort

Separating children from their families must be last resort

October 28, 2019

In an essay published in the American Journal of Public Health, associate professor of history and practicing hospitalist Mical Raz writes that apart from extreme cases of imminent physical harm, “suboptimal families are better for children than removal.”

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