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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This short piece on Affordable Care Act Implementation was recently posted on PolicyKina.
……..As American Heart Month Begins
Today is National Wear Red Day®. The National Wear Red Day® campaign raises awareness of heart disease – the #1 killer of women. Understand Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease The American Heart Association® posted an interactive exercise on their… Read More ›
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Ends……..
What do Eva Peron, Henrietta Lacks, Colleen Dewhurst, and Yvette Wilson have in common? They ALL died from cervical cancer. Could these deaths have been prevented today? It is quite likely so. As January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month ends, I… Read More ›
Barbara Walters and Her Chickenpox: A Serious Matter
(Update: February 7, 2013: Barbara Walters is beating the odds and is in currently in recovery. She is anticipated back at work in about 3 weeks. [Video]) Television journalist Barbara Walters was recently diagnosed with chickenpox. Chickenpox is a common disease usually acquired in childhood. … Read More ›
A Healthy Second Term – The Obama Way
Video: Courtesy of the White House January 20, 2013, was the official beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term. However, one would never know it after witnessing all of the pomp and circumstance of yesterday’s 57th inauguration activities or the… Read More ›
President Obama Tackles Gun Violence in America
Image: Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Amanda Mills A father walks his children to school. Will they be safe there? The Tragic Impact of Gun Violence The tragic impact of gun violence in America has been… Read More ›
The Flu Revisited: 13 Ways to Avoid and/or Minimize the Flu in 2013
Alas, another inauguration season is here. A season of parades, balls, and numerous other celebrations awaits. Thousands of people will be milling about enjoying the festivities. The flu will be there, too. Will you be its next victim? 13 Ways… Read More ›
Happy New Year!!!
Welcome to my blog!!! This blog will serve as an information resource for all who wish to delve into the worlds of medicine, biomedical research, health policy, and politics. These are worlds I personally find quite fascinating, and there are… Read More ›
Then Again, Perhaps 2013 is NOT Such a Happy New Year for All…….
Then Again, Perhaps 2013 is NOT Such a Happy New Year for All……. Is this your year of fear? Perhaps you suffer from triskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia (tris•kai•deka•pho•bia, tris-kī-de-kə-ˈfō-bē-ə, or tris-kə-de-kə-ˈfō-bē-ə) is defined as a fear – either rational or irrational –… Read More ›