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Letter from the Editors-in-Chief: Black Lives Matter


We are facing unprecedented and challenging times in 2020. Global events have exhausted our physical and emotional banks, and at times it may seem like things may never change. Feet may grow tired when we march through the streets, and hope is hard to find when we consume sensationalist media, but please know that any notions that things will never get better are simply not true. If these notions were true, then the civil rights movement would have meant nothing. If they were true, then slavery would still exist in our country. Rest assured that our voices are being heard and have come together to change history for the better.

We at Mosaic in Medicine stand in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the current protests occurring across the country and globe. Our mission has always been to provide a safe haven for underrepresented voices in health care and medicine to be heard. Given the fact that racism is a major social determinant of health, we will continue to do our part through our mission and our practice against racism, as leaders in health care and medicine. Stay safe out there and do not lose hope.

Anirudh Dwarakanath Anirudh Dwarakanath (2 Posts)

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Albany Medical College

I originally grew up in New Hampshire and then attended college at Emory University, where I earned a B.S. in Biology. I completed a 1-year Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences before matriculating to medical school. I am currently a 1st year Internal Med resident at San Antonio Military Medical Center, serving as a Captain in the U.S. Airforce. I have a keen interest in quality improvement and patient safety at a medical education level as well as at a systems implementation level and am involved in research on involving students in the QI processes. My goal, as an Editor-in-Chief, is to represent military medicine and to advocate for this population that I will serve in the future.


Fredy Huertero Fredy Huertero (2 Posts)

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Albany Medical College

A current Internal Medicine/Pediatrics resident at Stony Brook University Hospital. I was born and raised in Southern California. Being a 1st generation Mexican-American and a 1st generation medical student has provided me the opportunity to be thrusted into the culture of medicine but also left me feeling like an outsider. I believe Mosaic in Medicine has the potential to expand and strengthen medical culture and education by illuminating the stories, adversities and passions that encompass experiences that stretch far beyond race or creed. I want Mosaic in Medicine to be a platform in which we can relate to, inspire, and educate one another by showing that no one is truly an outsider in the medical community; we are all just pieces of different shapes and colors that add to the same whole.