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Student Update for First UMHS Medical Research Elective Class

  Editor’s Note: Dr. Jane Harrington is Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at UMHS. This blog post is about the accomplishments of the first UMHS Medical Research Elective class (for which Dr. Harrington is Course Director) in Spring 2015 at UMHS, one of the leading Caribbean medical schools.    By Dr. Jane Harrington The Spring 2015 semester was a busy time for the students enrolled in the first-time offered UMHS Medical Research Elective course.

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National Immunization Awareness Month: Check Kids’ Vaccine Records

  As August winds down and fall approaches, the UMHS Endeavour reminds you that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. This is the final installment in a month-long series in the UMHS Endeavour about immunization for people at various stages in life. This week, we focus on immunization for children going back to school and the need to check kids’ vaccine records (yes, even college-bound young adults). The UMHS Endeavour is publishing this guest

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National Immunization Awareness Month: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

National Immunization Awareness Month continues throughout August, reminding us that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. This is the third installment in a month-long series in the UMHS Endeavour about immunization for people at various stages in life. This week, we focus on immunization for adults because vaccines aren’t just for kids. The UMHS Endeavour is publishing this guest post from the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) to inform the public and students

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Seaweed Threatens Caribbean Tourism

Thick, brown, smelly sargassum seaweed has created a state of emergency in some parts of the Caribbean, wreaking havoc from the Gulf shores of Texas to Tobago and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, and the popular hotspots along Mexico’s Riviera Maya like Cancun. The UMHS Endeavour looks at why seaweed is such a problem this summer in the Caribbean, what causes it, and what’s being done to help communities clean up local beaches and

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