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Downs fellows around the globe

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Students traveled to four continents to pursue research on HIV, drug use, PTSD, and leishmaniasis.

Last summer, at the end of her first year at the school of public health, Leah Hoffman traveled to the Vietnamese port city of Hai Phong to begin a study of sex workers. She wanted to know how well the workers communicated with their love partners—husbands or boyfriends—about condom use and risk of HIV. Only two-thirds, she found, told their partners that they were sex workers. While almost all sex workers reported talking about their HIV concerns with their love partners, only about half of their partners said that they had had such discussions. Couples who disagreed about what HIV risk issues they had discussed, Hoffman said, were half as...

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A new class embraces the study of medicine

Online only A new class embraces the study of medicine

The 99 members of the Class of 2013 donned white coats in August as a symbol of their entry into medicine.

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Raising money for the hungry and homeless

Online only Raising money for the hungry and homeless

Tarot card readings, a vintage Epiphone guitar, a chance to challenge the dean’s softball team, and...

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A day to reflect on becoming a doctor

A day to reflect on becoming a doctor

For the 96 members of the Class of 2009, Commencement was a day of sunshine and serious reflection...

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