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Healio: Public Health Experts Applaud Supreme Court’s Decision to Preserve DACA

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A Supreme Court decision Thursday allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program to remain in effect, keeping the approximately 690,000 offspring of U.S. immigrants from being deported. Perelman School of Medicine Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Atheendar Venkataramani offers his insight on the DACA ruling: “There are three reasons why the Supreme Court decision regarding DACA is a very good thing for public health. First, my research and other research showed that the program improved mental and physical health outcomes among beneficiaries. Second, research has also showed that the children of DACA beneficiaries also had improved…

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Eugenia (Gina) South

CHIBE Q&A: Eugenia South, MD, MS

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Read CHIBE’s Q&A with Eugenia C. South, MD, MS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. How would you describe your work environment right now as an emergency medicine physician during the COVID-19 pandemic? Emergency medicine physicians were trained for a time such a COVID-19. Everyday, we work in a sort of organized chaos. We take care of critically ill patients, often with little background or knowledge about their history. We make quick, life-saving decisions. And everyday we see the downstream effects of structural barriers to health. I was incredibly proud to see our…

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