I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends and compatriots in the USA a Happy Independence anniversary–July 4th. As a Nigerian-American, I do not take the celebration behind this day lightly. It means a lot for me. It is a clear reminder of the greatness of this country and its history and its future. I know all of us Americans are good at critiquing the shortcomings of the system in US, things like socioeconomic inequalities, health inequities, educational disparities, a

After working in science and research for more than a decade, I have come to realize that one of the greatest mistakes that distinguished members of our research / scientific community make is to assume that the impact of their work stems from the number of scholarly publications that they produce. I argue otherwise. In our new and evolving technological age, one Facebook post, one Twitter tweet, one LinkedIn article, one Youtube video, may have more societal and life-changing impact than a hand

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week each year. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Assoc