vaccines

Vaccines: How Medical Innovation Changed the World Around Infectious Disease

Rob McCarty (2018) is a biology major at Grinnell from Hudson, Florida with a particular interest in molecular biology. He played football each of his four years and plans to enter research in cancer biology after Grinnell. It is hard for us today to imagine a time when a child’s first trips to the doctor… Read more Vaccines: How Medical Innovation Changed the World Around Infectious Disease

The Effects of Medical Technology on The U.S. Economy

Charlie Rosenblum ’18 is an Economics and French major at Grinnell College interested in health economics and development.   On March 23rd, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or ACA for short) into law. Like many actions that come with the presidency, this was followed by much controversy as critics… Read more The Effects of Medical Technology on The U.S. Economy

Death, Profit, and Grinnell

William Rebelsky is a third year Mathematics, Chemistry, and Economics major at Grinnell College. After Grinnell, he plans to attend graduate school in a mathematically oriented field. Death, Profit, and Grinnell. What do these three things have in common? Influenza pandemics. Over the last century there have been numerous Influenza A pandemics that have killed… Read more Death, Profit, and Grinnell