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Osteopathic Medical Students Receive AKOMA/Alaska Scholarship from Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation

Gregory Herting and Sienna Laughton are the recipients of the 2017-2018 AKOMA/Alaska scholarship. Gregory is a student at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and is a native Alaskan; Sienna is a student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and lives in Yakima, Washington.

To view their full stories and videos, click here for Greg Herting and here for Sienna Laughton.


 

The WHO’s Zika Virus Recommendations

Since the World Health Organization‘s Emergency Committee on Zika virus first met on 1 February, substantial new research has strengthened the association between Zika infection and the occurrence of fetal malformations and neurological disorders. Evidence also suggests that sexual transmission of the virus is more common than previously assumed.

Based on these findings the Emergency Committee made Zika virus – new recommendations that include:

—Read all of the Emergency Committee’s recommendations
—Listen to the full press briefing on the Second Zika Emergency Committee