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One Small Step: A New National Project

Hilary Van Alsburg, 2018-2019 Fellow. This radio appearance was on Arizona Public Media / StoryCorps. AZPM is partnering with StoryCorps to bring together people who hold different political beliefs for a respectful, meaningful recorded conversation. The…
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Mi Mejor Amigo es una Jirafa

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This children's book was published (in Spanish) in May 2019. Dylan tiene un mejor amigo llamado Druzy, una Jirafa quien solo el puede ver, quien lo acompaña en sus aventuras…
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Interdisciplinary Teams to Address Inequality With Innovation Farm Grants

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. this piece was first published in UA@Work. "Three interdisciplinary teams led by UA faculty will undertake projects to address issues related to inequality – locally and on the other side of the…
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Institutional racism in health care

Linda Phillips, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Last week, Sens. Kamela Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), both presidential candidates, called attention to the alarmingly high maternal death rates among black women. Both…
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Climate crisis can’t break through noise of trade war and Mueller probe

Amy McCoy and Dr. Felicia Goodrum Sterling, 2018-2019 Fellows. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Combined with recent United Nations announcement that 1 million species are at risk of extinction and an early start to the…
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Grief Can Awaken Moments of Profound Joy

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Thrive Global. "I’ve been forced to learn that if we give ourselves permission and time to process grief in all its forms, and if…
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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them. Some schools are taking a new approach.

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in NBC News online, followed by an appearance on Daily Mail TV.  "From calling them "buddy room drills" to making school psychologists available during the…
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Financial Toxicity is Hurting my Cancer Patients

Leila Ali-Akbarian, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Health Care Blog. "As news of Tom Brokaw’s cancer diagnosis spreads, so does his revelation that his cancer treatments cost nearly $10,000 per day. "
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US school shootings: Have drills gone too far?

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on BBC News.  school in Indiana has been criticised for apparently shooting teachers "execution style" with pellets as part of an "active-shooter drill". The case…
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A child’s chronic illness should prompt your support, not pity

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star.  "People around the world gather to raise awareness about epilepsy on March 26, which we observed two days ago. Known as Purple Day…
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