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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

On the Path to Migrant Health Stephanie Davenport
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 18, 2015
[Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part piece on the journey of a young student on the path to serving the underserved through medicine. We first met Stephanie Davenport as an undergraduate, when she presented on incarcerated pregnant women at the National Seminar of Clinicians for Health Care Justice. She is scheduled to begin medical school in 2016; for now, she works at a... Read More
Five on Friday | August 14, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 14, 2015
Across the country, the harvest season is in full swing: farmworkers are shaking the almond trees in California, raking the blueberries in Maine, and harvesting the wheat and barley in Minnesota. In the offices of Migrant Clinicians Network, we have been sharing a number of interesting articles and resources that we’d like to share with you. Here’s this week’s Five on Friday:1. Del, Director of... Read More
Farmworker Health Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 13, 2015
Today is National Farmworker Health Day, sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers. And, while we celebrate the 50-year-long and thriving partnership between health centers and farmworkers, we still have a long way to go. Over 50 years ago, the documentary Harvest of Shame exposed the living conditions of this nation’s migrant farmworkers. In response, the Migrant... Read More
Pesticide Training at HCN
By: KerryBrennan, Aug. 12, 2015
A study in Pediatrics showed that 80% of children with organophosphate poisoning were transferred from the emergency department with the wrong diagnosis. While acute pesticide poisoning may not be very common, clinicians need a high index of suspicion to ensure that cases are not missed. MCN worked to raise the index of suspicion among clinicians in Immokalee, Florida last week.Jimmy Roberts, MD... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 4, 2015
  Pop quiz for the clinicians out there: Why did you become a clinician?To save people’s lives;To make money;To discover new cures for diseases;To show compassion to others.Pop quiz for the clinicians out there: Why did you become a clinician?A. To save people’s lives;B. To make money;C. To discover new cures for diseases;D. To show compassion to others.Sir Elton John, in a letter in... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 31, 2015
We’re belly-flopping into those last few sticky-hot weeks of summer before the kids head back to school. Want some last-ditch-effort summer reading? Check out the top five suggested reads from our staff at MCN, try to stay cool, and don’t forget your sunscreen.Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, was impressed by newly-released Johns Hopkins research estimating that 85... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 30, 2015
 This week, medical residents at the University of Minnesota’s Global Health Pathway track began an innovative new month-long rotation, entitled, Global is Local: Mobile Migrant Farmworker Health Rotation. Jonathan Kirsch, MD, Assistant Professor and Medicine Hospitalist in General Medicine, designed the course to introduce medical residents to the health needs of immigrants in the residents... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 29, 2015
Yesterday, Luis Zayas, PhD, a member of MCN’s External Advisory Board, offered testimony to members of congress and others at the Family Detention Forum in Washington DC, hosted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the House Judiciary Democrats, with the support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and the Congressional Black Caucus. Dr.... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 28, 2015
Our summer issue of Streamline, our quarterly clinical publication, is hot off the presses! Download the new issue and view dozens of back issues here. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the content, in this video abstract from Tiffy, our Graphic Designer.  Like what you see? Amplify our collective voice with a contribution. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. Return to... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 24, 2015
The offices of Migrant Clinicians Network are spread out over several states, the main one being in Austin, TX, and the other very small “satellite” offices on both West and East Coasts. Each of our Five on Friday posts documents the news and notes that we share with each other, which keep us closely engaged despite thousands of miles between us. Today’s offerings come from Texas, Maryland, and... Read More
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