The Impact of Vaccination & Challenges for the Future

Originally published by Jonathon Coey at Public Health United on August 12, 2018 August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) in America – an ideal time to learn (or review!) our work in eradicating diseases, and some of the current challenges facing vaccination. Eradication Campaigns: Smallpox – eradicated in 1980 The #1 fear in America... Continue Reading →

Sunshine Blogger Award

This was not what I expected my next blog post to be about, but I guess that's life. Last week I was nominated by fellow blogger Dr Ewen Sommerville for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This came as a big surprise to me, as my blog is only 3 months old! What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?... Continue Reading →

Vaccination (Part 2): Myths Debunked

Would you like to be able to set your friends mind at ease if they have concerns about vaccination? Perhaps you'd like to be better prepared for when you encounter an anti-vaxxer? Well, then this article is for you. One by one I'll go through some of the most common arguments raised by anti-vaxxers, and... Continue Reading →

Vaccination (Part 1): The Basics

Of the US population, it is estimated that : 70% are pro-vaccination 2% are anti-vaxxer 28% are unsure This post is not a battle cry against anti-vaxxers (that will come in part 2), but rather, a comprehensive review of the science behind vaccination. The aim is to help anyone who is unsure gain a better... Continue Reading →

My Research: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

"So what do you do?"  “Have you heard of Respiratory Syncytial Virus?” “No, never” “What about Influenza” “Oh yeah of course” “Well its kind of like that…” (The beginning of every conversation about my research) So far, my posts have been focused on various aspects of PhD life. However I realised that I haven't written... Continue Reading →

Royal Society Masterclass with Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

An Invitation: Recently, I was invited to attend a Masterclass held by the Royal Society in Dublin. There would be 9 other students attending, and the session would be in the form of an open discussion with the President of the Royal Society and Nobel laureate, Professor Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan. So for this post I'll... Continue Reading →

Public Speaking: How to Present your Project to Others

"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy" - Jerry Seinfeld Here's a question for all those beginning... Continue Reading →

10 things I wish I knew when I started my PhD

A PhD in science can be a stressful experience. In particular, the first year. You're thrown in at the deep end, no one's holding your hand now kiddo. Well, fear not, as I'm about to share with you some tips and tricks that will help you in your journey. Here are 10 things I wish... Continue Reading →

A Leap into the Great Beyond

Okay, this is not really science-related, but was a big deal for me so decided to write it out anyway. In the summer of 2013, I had just finished school. My next 3 years were already planned out; I had attained AAB at A-Level and so was heading to Queens in September to begin a... Continue Reading →

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