Dorkina Myrick, MD, PhD, JD, LLM, MPP (Oxon) is an experienced physician, scientific researcher, and administrator. She has provided program leadership for national and international academic medical centers and biomedical research institutions. During her tenure as a Department of Health and Human Services Brookings Institution Legislative Fellow in the Senate and the House of Representatives, she advised congressional staff and managed legislative issues in health care and biomedical research.
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Scientists Develop a Rapid, Low-Cost, User-Friendly Way to Detect Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections
Dorkina Myrick, MD, PhD “Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era. No. This will be a post-antibiotic era. In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an… Read More ›
Health Alert – November: Increasing Awareness of Diabetes Risk in Ethnic Communities
Various ethnic groups experience higher rates of diabetes incidence and prevalence than the general population. Learn more about the risks and ways to help prevent the disease from the statistics here (Click on each infographic to enlarge): Mexican-Americans Have a… Read More ›
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week (June 10-16, 2013)
Tough Sell: Marketing the Health Insurance Exchanges
PolicyKina excerpt from “To Market, to Market: Federal Funding for Health Exchange Implementation“: “The Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a. Health Insurance Exchange) will be open for enrollment beginning October 1, 2013, and people in the United States will be able to… Read More ›
Medical Student Loan Profits and a Lifetime of Debt
PolicyKina Excerpt: “Mortgaging Your Life: The Hidden Costs of Medical School Loans.” Image Credit: Dreamstime.com/Eti Swinford “I recently tweeted about a blog post, ‘The High Cost of Profiting from Student Loans,’ that discusses the tens of billions of dollars in profits that the… Read More ›
Tornadoes and Trauma: Injury Risks and How to Prevent Them
Consider the following scenarios: 1) You are sitting at home on a bright, clear sunny day, or 2) You are driving down the road, or 3) You are shopping in one of those big box stores, or 4) You are… Read More ›
May Days! What’s Old and What’s New in Health Awareness This Month
Don’t let the month of May pass without monitoring your health! Take note of the medical conditions and health syndromes recognized this month, learn more about them, and do what you can to stay healthy! 1. Mental Health Awareness Month President Obama… Read More ›