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All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies And The Rule Of Law, Keith J. Bybee 2010 Syracuse University

All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies And The Rule Of Law, Keith J. Bybee

College of Law Faculty - Scholarship

This paper contains the introduction to the new book, All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law (Stanford University Press, 2010).

The book begins with the observation that Americans are divided in their beliefs about whether courts operate on the basis of unbiased legal principle or of political interest. This division in public opinion in turn breeds suspicion that judges do not actually mean what they say, that judicial professions of impartiality are just fig leaves used to hide the pursuit of partisan purposes.

Comparing law to the practice of common courtesy ...


Diagnosis: Recurrent Ascites And Lower Extremity Edema In A 67-Year Old Female, Lea Alfi 2010 New York Medical College

Diagnosis: Recurrent Ascites And Lower Extremity Edema In A 67-Year Old Female, Lea Alfi

Quill & Scope

In this clinical vignette, a third year medical student explores what may be ailing a 67-year old woman with ascites and lower extremity edema.


Social Networking Tools In The Modern Era Of Human Rights Protection, Odessa Balumbu, Richard Fazio, Mera Geis, Michael Karsy 2010 New York Medical College

Social Networking Tools In The Modern Era Of Human Rights Protection, Odessa Balumbu, Richard Fazio, Mera Geis, Michael Karsy

Quill & Scope

Human rights are fundamental liberties that should be guaranteed to all human beings. These include things such as access to education and health care, food security, freedom from persecution and access to shelter, safety and security. Human rights promotion and international development have become popular philanthropic efforts and new technology is helping younger generations participate more easily. Whether through activism, fundraising or volunteering, there are many ways to make a difference. Pro- moting the awareness of and access to human rights is a job everyone can and should be a part of.


Life Fuel, Alanna Chait 2010 New York Medical College

Life Fuel, Alanna Chait

Quill & Scope

No abstract provided.


It's Gonna Be All Right, Linda DeMello 2010 New York Medical College

It's Gonna Be All Right, Linda Demello

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No abstract provided.


Women In Medicine, Marissa Friedman 2010 New York Medical College

Women In Medicine, Marissa Friedman

Quill & Scope

The 150th Anniversary of New York Medical College inspires a reflective look into the journey of women in medicine. In a time when women did not receive the same rights as men, a few courageous women pushed to open the field of medicine for all to study. One of these women, Dr. Clemence Sophia Lozier, founded the first women’s medical school in New York City, New York Medical College for Women. In 1918 this school became incorporated into the original New York Medical College, to be- come the co-ed school known today. Despite small growth in the numbers of ...


Vitality, Poonam Kaushal 2010 New York Medical College

Vitality, Poonam Kaushal

Quill & Scope

No abstract provided.


Planck Versus Poe: Scientific And Poetic Approaches, Anita Kelkar 2010 New York Medical College

Planck Versus Poe: Scientific And Poetic Approaches, Anita Kelkar

Quill & Scope

P A M Dirac wrote that "In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by every- one, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite." Dirac's quote con- fronts us with the question: Do both the scientific and poetic approaches ultimately enjoy equal success in expanding human knowledge?


Medamorphosis, Andrei Kreutzberg 2010 New York Medical College

Medamorphosis, Andrei Kreutzberg

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No abstract provided.


Sitting Down With Dr. John Weg: Pulmonary Medicine Pioneer, Jenny Lam, Edward Hurley 2010 New York Medical College

Sitting Down With Dr. John Weg: Pulmonary Medicine Pioneer, Jenny Lam, Edward Hurley

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Recently, the Quill & Scope’s Jenny Lam and Edward Hurley spoke with pulmonary medicine pioneer Dr. John Weg, Class of 1959, about his career, medicine in general and his time at New York Medical College.


Njinga, Stuart Mackenzie 2010 New York Medical College

Njinga, Stuart Mackenzie

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This piece is based upon my experiences over the course of 18 months in Lusaka, Zambia with the Cen- ter for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). I worked with patients in HIV/AIDS clinics across the country, coordinating community health initiatives and assisting in small business develop- ment for HIV support groups. In this setting, the limits and discrepancies in access to health care, nutri- tion, employment and education were stark and sobering, but it wasn’t necessary to venture into the heart of a compound to witness the risk factors faced by most Zambians. A simple commute to ...


Another Look: Medical Cooperation And The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Danielle Masor 2010 New York Medical College

Another Look: Medical Cooperation And The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Danielle Masor

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No abstract provided.


Telemedicine Management Of Diabetics In An Underserved Community, J. Paul Nielsen, Pranav Mehta 2010 New York Medical College

Telemedicine Management Of Diabetics In An Underserved Community, J. Paul Nielsen, Pranav Mehta

Quill & Scope

Information technology via telemedicine offers the potential for cost-effective and active management of type 2 diabetes mellitus for people in high-risk underserved communities such as Harlem, NY and the Bronx, NY. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology for medical diagnostic, monitor- ing, and therapeutic purposes to communicate information instantaneously from one location to another, such as from a patients’ home to a hospital. We compared the baseline Hemoglobin A1C levels to the levels recorded after the patient was enrolled in the Housecalls telemedicine program for at least 3 months. The initial results indicate that the Housecalls program is effective ...


Can Cycles Of Neddylation And Deneddylation Provide Points For Possible Therapeutic Intervention?, Nadia Nocera 2010 New York Medical College

Can Cycles Of Neddylation And Deneddylation Provide Points For Possible Therapeutic Intervention?, Nadia Nocera

Quill & Scope

Neddylation plays a critical role in proteosomal degradation and the progression of the cell cycle. Inter- fering with the process of neddylation and deneddylation could provide points of therapy by promoting cell death or cell cycle arrest in cells that are undergoing rapid proliferation, such as in tumors. The cy- cle of neddylation and deneddylation is essential for cellular processes, and if it is inhibited or amplified in some way, this may disturb the proliferation of tumor and with further research, it may be used as a target for cancer therapy.


Antidepressants Misrepresented, Steve Rockoff 2010 New York Medical College

Antidepressants Misrepresented, Steve Rockoff

Quill & Scope

In a January 2010 study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, investigators determined that for patients who had less than “very severe depression”, antidepressants have no measurable effect on de- pressive symptoms when compared to placebo. This resounding statement was widely circulated by every major national media outlet. If true, it has powerful implications for the millions of Americans who are currently prescribed antidepressants. The commentary at hand highlights several glaring flaws in the design and conclusions of these researchers’ meta-analysis, in an attempt to portray their findings in a less alarming and more realistic light.


The Shell, Jordan Roth 2010 New York Medical College

The Shell, Jordan Roth

Quill & Scope

No abstract provided.


A Lesson From Iran: Improving Rural Primary Health Care In The United States, Navid Shams 2010 New York Medical College

A Lesson From Iran: Improving Rural Primary Health Care In The United States, Navid Shams

Quill & Scope

In 1979, about a third of Iran’s population was living in rural areas that were mostly out of contact with health services. In the times of change that followed the revolution, primitive infrastructure and lack of resources challenged the development of a rural primary health care program. Successful implementa- tion of novel techniques, such as the use of front line health workers, led to political commitment, the program’s expansion, and much improved health status indicators. The program is now considered the foremost example among rural primary care systems. Consequently, Iranian experts have recently begun aiding in the development ...


Resident, Navid Shams 2010 New York Medical College

Resident, Navid Shams

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No abstract provided.


Cancer Education And Awareness Program: Education And Its Role In The Prevention Of Cancer, Sukhpreet Singh 2010 New York Medical College

Cancer Education And Awareness Program: Education And Its Role In The Prevention Of Cancer, Sukhpreet Singh

Quill & Scope

As U.S. healthcare accelerates into an era of science fiction, we find that most diseases are treatable via technological intervention. This has, unfortunately, reduced the role of the physician as the patient’s teacher and advocate in the clinical setting. The Cancer Education and Awareness Program attempts to tackle one of the worst diagnoses a patient can receive, and dispel the misconceptions the general popu- lation has about the prevention of disease. We do this by reaching out to high school students in the local community, and through the method of storytelling, we teach them the science behind the ...


An Examination Of Three Model Healthcare Delivery Systems, Gavin Stern 2010 New York Medical College

An Examination Of Three Model Healthcare Delivery Systems, Gavin Stern

Quill & Scope

The United States is just now beginning its journey into a universal healthcare delivery system. On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed into law the “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” (H.R. 4872), which completed the work of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (H.R. 3590) signed on March 23, 2010. The effects of this legislation are phased in over the course of this new decade, but the final product is far from certain. Implementation could be legislated away with one election cycle. This article examines three model healthcare delivery systems that the United States ...


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