Month: November 2017

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Hurricane Season: A Family Affair

26 Nov 2017

News of hurricane Irma came on the heels of witnessing the heroism and devastation of hurricane Harvey in Texas. Yes heroism. Natural disasters do not discriminate and we have witnessed people of a...

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When the Storm Clears: A New Perspective

19 Nov 2017

For 14 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, I had no way of knowing if my parents were dead or alive. They’re fine, I told myself. Our house is not in a flood-prone area. The roof and walls a...

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Why I Joined AWS

15 Nov 2017

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead I have been incredibly blessed in my life...

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United We Are Stronger

12 Nov 2017

FuerzaMéxico  #19S Thirty-two years ago, Mexico City was hit by a devastating earthquake that left thousands dead, hundreds of buildings collapsed and became uninhabitable. It was an event that u...

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AWS 2017: A Few Ships By The Bay

09 Nov 2017

The AWS Conference on October 21st was a full day with a scientific session, professional development panels, and a broad range of networking opportunities that originated as a simple sign for a break...

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Lessons About Healing After Hurricane Harvey

06 Nov 2017

By Jackie Olive I hail from the foothills of Los Angeles County, where natural disaster comes in the form of forest fires and droughts. Having lived in Houston for over four years for college and n...

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Hand ties & Heartbreak: My Experiences as a Puerto Rican Surgical Residency Applicant during Hurricane Maria

01 Nov 2017

By Mariela Martinez News channels have been flooded with images of the devastation caused by hurricane María in Puerto Rico. There are numerous stories about the damages to the health system, infr...