Archives for "Health and medicine"

Friday

April 20, 2007 9:03 am

Don't look now, but we've been medicalized

Not so long ago, shyness was usually seen as a random character trait, sadness the natural reaction to misfortune and alcoholism a sign of personal weakness. In recent decades those conditions, and many others, have been “medicalized” — associated with biological causes and redefined as medical diagnoses, not merely products of personality or fate.

Tuesday

April 10, 2007 1:34 pm

Biologist Lee Abrahamsen honored for community work

Several years ago, students in Lee Abrahamsen’s 300-level virology course undertook a project for a hepatitis-C support group at a local hospital.

Friday

November 17, 2006 12:03 pm

Graduate programs in health care accept 90 percent of Bates applicants

Ninety percent of Bates College seniors and alumni applying to graduate programs in the health professions for fall 2006 matriculation were accepted.

Friday

September 15, 2006 4:00 pm

Bates students, alumni net at least six top fellowships

In the 2005-06 academic season, at least six Bates students and alumni have received prestigious graduate fellowships. Most worked with the Bates Graduate Fellowship and Watson Committees to prepare their applications.

Tuesday

July 25, 2006 12:00 am

Bates alum pursues medicine with Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship

Jason Rafferty of Greenland, N.H., a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Bates College, has received a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship, one of the nation’s largest graduate study awards. Rafferty is one of 77 graduate and professional students chosen from among 1,100 applicants.

Wednesday

June 21, 2006 12:00 am

Bates library schedules mock disaster and recovery for June 23

The Bates College library staff will hold a mock disaster and recovery of library materials at 10:30 a.m. on June 23 in the outdoor lower arcade of the George and Helen Ladd Library. The event, led by Melissa Straw, a graduate intern studying book and paper conservation at the University of Texas-Austin, will give the staff of Ladd library and the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library real-world experience in quickly and efficiently recovering from a water-based disaster with guidance from a trained book conservator.

Friday

June 9, 2006 12:00 am

Alumni awards highlight 138th annual Reunion

Bates alumni arriving for their College’s 138th Reunion anticipated traditional revelry and fellowship as well as a chance to honor their own. All awards will be presented Saturday during the midday Alumni Awards Ceremony, held in Merrill Gymnasium due to rain.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005 3:56 pm

Grad programs in health care accept 96 percent of Bates applicants

Ninety-six percent of Bates College seniors and alumni applying to graduate programs in the health professions for fall 2005 matriculation were accepted.

Ninety-one percent of Bates applicants were accepted into medical or osteopathic schools, vs. a national average of around 49 percent, according to a report issued on Oct. 10 by the college’s Medical Studies Committee.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005 3:19 pm

Mathematical modeling, cancer treatment linked in Bates lecture

Lisette de Pillis, an expert in the use of mathematical models to solve difficult problems in diverse fields, offers two…

Tuesday

May 17, 2005 12:54 pm

Bates beats U.S. average in graduates' acceptance to med programs

Eighty-three percent of Bates College seniors and alumni applying to graduate programs in the health professions were accepted for matriculation in fall 2004. Seventy-five percent of Bates applicants were accepted into medical or osteopathic schools, vs. a national average of around 49 percent.