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A message of hope for caregivers and patients

A message of hope for caregivers and patients

Lee Woodruff, writer and public relations professional, brought a message of hope to the School of Medicine in December as she described how she and her family coped with her husband’s traumatic brain injury from a bomb in Baghdad. In her address for the Donaghue Foundation’s 4th Annual Andrews Lecture, “A Caregiver’s Journey,” Woodruff said that health care providers must offer hope, understanding, and compassion to patients and their families.Her husband, ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff, began an odyssey of recovery and rehabilitation after he was struck by shrapnel from a roadside bomb while riding in an Iraqi army tank in January 2006. The...

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Dismantling the Global Fund

Dismantling the Global Fund

In November the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria learned that donor nations,...

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Finding the right words for pain

Finding the right words for pain

For a person in great pain, wrote Virginia Woolf, “language at once runs dry.” Woolf’s words resonate for David Biro, M.D., Ph.D., who couldn’t describe his own suffering after a bone marrow transplant.

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Support federal research funding

Support federal research funding

Bracketing her remarks with anecdotes drawn from personal experience, U.S. Representative Rosa...

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