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Local Opinion: The novel threat of COVID-19

Dr. Felicia Goodrum Sterling, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on the Arizona Daily Star. "The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (known as SARS-CoV-2) is rapidly spreading across the globe. Hundreds of new cases are being…
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Deep Breathing Could Help You Recover From Covid-19

Victoria Maizes, 2014-2015 Fellow. This person was first published on Medium. "At the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, we have been researching which evidence-based modalities may support recovery from Covid-19. As Covid-19 research…
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Social media — the 21st century’s strategic weapon of mass destruction

Erin Russ, 2019-2020 fellow. This piece was originally posted on The Hill. "According to researchers, almost half of the tweets discussing the virus appear to be bots, including approximately 620 of the 1,000 most active accounts and 41 of…
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How to save the class of 2020

Abra McAndrew, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Hill. "Thanks to a virtual commencement season, members of the Class of 2020 wondering “Now what?” could use some of their new found free time…
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Tucson sixth-grader: The pros and cons of learning from home

Zachary Crimmins, 2020. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. "As a sixth-grader who has been participating in school from home for over six weeks, I have figured out that some things about…
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4 Immune-Boosting Tips From an Integrative Medicine Expert

Victoria Maizes-2014-2105 Fellow. This piece was first published on Elemental. "While many scientists and researchers are fervently searching for the critical, targeted antiviral or anti-inflammatory approach that will effectively treat people who become ill with Covid-19, the…
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FROM ONE WHITE WOMAN TO ANOTHER: SELF-CARE IS NOT FOR US

Lauryn Bianco, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Visible Magazine. "I’m not the only one sheltering in a self-care bubble. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to proliferate throughout American life, we have seen a ramp-up…
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Tucson teacher: Re-imagining schools in the wake of COVID-19

Heather Mace, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Since the outbreak of COVID-19 forced Arizona schools to close their doors in March, I’ve heard many folks lament that schools as we…
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STEM Equity and Inclusion (Un)Interrupted?

Beth Mitchneck, 2014-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published on Inside Higher Ed. "The pandemic will negatively impact the careers of women in STEM, particularly those of color, and failure to respond could jeopardize years of…
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More is not necessarily better….

Paloma Beamer, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published on Medium. "The failure of the paycheck protection program underscores the issues and barriers that prevent federal programs and regulations from benefiting the local small…
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