En Route: Public Service Fellow Rachel Morrow teams up with VNA Meals on Wheels to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to elderly and homebound individuals in Dallas

The Maguire Ethics Center welcomes you to our first 2021 Maguire Public Service Fellow spotlight. This week’s post features Public Service Fellow Rachel Morrow and her efforts to address vaccine inequity among elderly and homebound individuals in Dallas. Vaccinating as many Americans as possible against COVID-19 is no easy feat. Challenges such as vaccine hesitancy,…

Rolling Up My Sleeves: My experience receiving my COVID-19 vaccine

THIS BLOG POST IS PART OF A SERIES DEDICATED TO HIGHLIGHTING MAGUIRE CENTER STUDENT STAFF MEMBER RYLEE BAILEY’S PERSONAL EXPERIENCES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  Everything in this world seems to come full circle. During the 16th century, a young couple from Stratford-upon-Avon, England, lost two of their children to the bubonic plague. After their loss,…

This is a Pandemic. Not a Game.

This blog post is a part of a series dedicated to highlighting the personal experiences of Maguire Center student staff member Rylee Bailey’s personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The literature we read often reflects the world in which we live. In the age of COVID-19, more and more people are reading novels like The…

Day 19 of Social Distancing: A New Normal

College students thrive on a schedule. Knowing what a day beholds allows for them to feel a sense of structure, stability and security according to Cathy Guttentag, PhD, an associate professor of pediatrics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and clinical child psychologist with UT Physicians. However, the closure of colleges and universities to help…

Newest Addition to the Maguire Ethics Team: Rylee Bailey

A Little About Me Hi, I’m Rylee and I am currently a second-year student studying Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and minoring in English and business. I joined the Ethics Center this January as a student worker. I also intern with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation here in Dallas. At the Ethics Center I curate…

Public Service Fellow in São Paulo, Brazil

SMU senior Carol Sale is volunteering at Associação Saúde Criança in São Paulo, Brazil this summer, but she is not just another volunteer. In addition to her work at this innovative health organization, Sale is also performing an SMU staff-facilitated anthropological study of the moral distress of doctors, psychologists, social workers and lawyers who work…

Moorland Family YMCA: #SummerofService

This week our Maguire Fellow Spotlight shines on SMU junior Shelby Hill. Shelby is volunteering at the Moorland Family YMCA in Oak Cliff, coaching youth sports and facilitating education enrichment programs. It is a hot summer afternoon, and just down the white stairwell at the Moorland Family YMCA in Oak Cliff, Shelby Hill and her colleagues guide…

Texas Health, Dallas Medicine: #SummerofService

Thanks for joining us for the second Maguire Fellow Spotlight. This week we’re hearing from Parker Miller, an SMU rising senior serving the doctors, nurses and staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the Texas Institute for Surgery. Close your eyes (and internet browser) and try to name the hospitals in Dallas. Go ahead, try it. You…

Bryan’s House: #SummerofService

June 24 begins an exciting weekly profile from the Ethics Center targeting a Maguire Public Service Fellow who is dedicating time this summer to public service or ethical research. This week we’ll be visiting with undergraduate senior Claire Wilt who is volunteering with Bryan’s House, a non-profit caring for Dallas children diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and…