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What You Should Know About Vaccination and the New COVID-19 Vaccines

What You Should Know About Vaccination and the New COVID-19 Vaccines

Since English physician Edward Jenner first inoculated a 13-year-old boy with cowpox (or the vaccinia virus) in 1796 and the subsequent development of the first smallpox vaccine a couple of years later, a number of vaccines have been created to prevent disease such as typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and polio that could have previously proven dangerous or fatal. According to the World Health Organization, immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths each year. [1]…

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Learning Processes and Mechanisms in the University of Utah Department of Surgery

Learning Processes & Mechanisms in the University of Utah Department of Surgery

As an academic medical center, the University of Utah is dedicated to “serv[ing] the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life” through “excellence in patient care, education, and research” (University of Utah Health, n.d.). The University’s mission includes providing compassionate care, educating scientists and health care professionals, and engaging in research. These goals are evident in the Department of Surgery through formal learning…

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