Good morning. I hope you have a wonderful Monday.
My first update is from friend and colleague Jamie Cowan at the University of Washington:
“We value diversity as a core component of our mission to promote excellence in training, scholarship, and clinical care in Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington. We strive to promote an atmosphere that fosters diversity due to its intrinsic importance and the benefits that it brings to individuals, institutions, and society. We would like to highlight two recent initiatives:
1. New faculty position in Health Disparities Research: We have identified health disparities as a major roadblock to successful implementation of scientific and biomedical advances in infectious diseases research. We seek to recruit an emerging or established leader in the field of health disparities within the field of infectious diseases with a clinical epidemiology or laboratory based research program with current or promising trajectory for future independent grant funding. We are currently seeking applicants for this position. Please see the enclosed description of the job posting with additional details.
2. Infectious Diseases Scholars Program: We have funded opportunities at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for research and clinical electives for visiting Medical Students and Residents. The Infectious Diseases Scholars Program seeks to promote diversity and inclusion by providing scholarships to qualified medical students or residents from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the medical profession. For more details, please see this website.”
The second update is regarding the important New York Times article, At Iowa High School, Election Results Kindle Tensions and Protests, by Julie Bosman.
“It’s impossible to wall schools off from the rest of society,” said Maureen Costello, the director of Teaching Tolerance, a program of the law center. “It’s just seeped into the culture. Kids are hearing it at home and they’re amplifying it.”
The third update is that I have been reading this excellent book The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism. Please let me know if you have read it and have comments?
A short video sent from a friend: