Karuna Meda
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How Women Runners Can Avoid Stress Fractures
Women are twice as likely to develop stress fractures from running as men. Physicians and runners give tips on how to minimize risks and recover from injury.
How to Recognize and Support Someone Who Feels Hopeless
Is someone you care about just down, or is it more serious? Jefferson mental health experts share warning signs of suicide that shouldn’t be missed, and how to reach out with a listening ear.
Adapting to a New Way of Doing Research During the Pandemic
A Jefferson graduate-student researcher describes navigating work shifts, prioritizing experiments, and finding time for self-care
New Immigration Restrictions Cause Turmoil for the International Community
An international postdoctoral fellow explains how the executive order suspending thousands of work visas might force her to put her dreams of pursuing cancer research on hold
A Window Into Student Life During COVID-19
From the challenges of online learning to the isolation of social distancing, Jefferson students use photos to describe the lessons in the wake of COVID-19.
Confronting Racism in the Therapy Room
From microaggressions to advocacy, Dr. Shawn Blue talks about the challenges and responsibilities that come with being part of an underrepresented minority in the mental health space.
Grief and Prejudice – How Asian Americans Are Coping During the Pandemic
A Jefferson faculty member shares her family’s experience of grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, while facing racial prejudice and stigma.
Dealing With Grief in the Age of COVID-19
Facing an inconceivable loss of human life, a mounting economic toll, and a “new normal”, we look for answers on how to cope with grief in various forms.
A History of Injustice – Coping with Racial Trauma
In the wake of police violence against Black people, a Jefferson mental health expert shares her own experiences of dealing with the emotional impact of racial trauma, and offers tips for coping with the anger, grief, and pain.
How Is Structural Racism Reinforced Through Food?
We sit down with a Jefferson professor to discuss her research on the ways marginalized communities resist oppression, and the impact COVID-19 has had on racial inequities.
How Can Antitrust Laws Promote Human Welfare?
Jefferson global antitrust researcher discusses his research on improving socio-economic conditions in developing and transition countries, and how antitrust laws have changed during the pandemic.