‘When I Started Digging, I Was Horrified’: What We Heard This Week

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“When I started digging, I was horrified.” — Law student Aurora Kim Paradisis, RN, EdD, discussing what appears to be a trend of unjust nursing board discipline.

“I’m not sure that you have the necessary experience or skills to do this job at this moment.” — Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) addressing Xavier Becerra during the first of two Senate hearings on his nomination for HHS Secretary.

“When we go to campus — we are the only ones there.” — Angeline Dukes, a University of California Irvine neuroscience graduate student, who helped create the Black in Neuro online community of scholars.

“At this stage, we do not believe there will be a long-term impact, other than on smell.” — Nicolas Dupre, MD, of CHU de Quebec-Laval University, about whether COVID-19 patients whose sense of smell was compromised after infection will have other lingering effects.

“It is likely that both are to some extent true, but more research is needed to clarify these relationships.” — Claire Sexton, DPhil, of the Alzheimer’s Association, on whether cognitive changes leads to psychiatric conditions like anxiety of depression, or whether it’s the reverse.

“Rich Schilsky can say he changed, or was responsible for, or oversaw multiple changes in standard of care, and patients with cancer are better off because of him, and I can’t say a nicer thing about anybody than that frankly.” — Daniel Hayes, MD, of the University of Michigan, discussing the retirement of Richard Schilsky, MD, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s first chief medical officer.

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