Thanks to the scientists who developed and tested it, the people who manufactured it, the government that developed a plan to distribute it, the truckers who delivered it, and the nurse who put it in my arm. So grateful for everyone every step of the way 🙏🏿.
*to the tune of Alicia Keys's Girl on Fire*
🎵 This guy got Modernaaa 🎵
I didn't realize how emotional I'd get about this. I'm elated. After a year of so much loss and grief, I'm filled with hope again.
I hope when you get the chance you'll take your vaccine, too. https://t.co/LFkT2pnzbh
Tashara M. Leak @tasharaleak Receives Evalyn Edwards Milman @CornellBCTR Faculty Fellowship
The grant will help support community-based interventions that aim to improve diet and health of adolescents living in low-income urban communities.
Here's something interesting. If you go back and read social psych articles on stereotyping and prejudice up to the 90s, you'll see a lot of them acknowledging NIMH funding. Discrimination was once recognized as an important threat to mental health. That died in the 2000s https://t.co/TKrPYlQoYc
And speaking of which, Thomas Insel ran NIMH from 2002 to 2015. He was responsible for it going in this direction. Now he's got a book deal and is being presented as an authority on why it failed? https://t.co/ERQ0aQj66i
This is not to say that basic science isn't important- of course it is. But we can't just talk about the "broader impacts" abstractly for decades without actually attending to the pressing impacts in people's lives. https://t.co/l1ImnJEK8T
Some consequences of ignoring application and privileging "basic" advances.
"These kinds of big-science efforts are well-intended, but the payoffs are uncertain...When people are drowning, they’re less interested in the genetics of respiration than in a life preserver."
"Could this work potentially be useful to someone, at some point in their lifetime? The answer, almost always, was no...those advances didn’t have an impact on mental health care, one way or the other."
It's been quite the year. And while millions fell into poverty and struggled to put food on the table, the wealthy have weathered the pandemic relatively unscathed.
earlier this week @DrMarisaGFranco came and spoke to us at @prdgm about "the art & science of joy." it was AMAZING, and one thing she said resonated with me especially deeply: joy is not found in ignoring the negative, but in acknowledging that bright spots exist alongside it.