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Maryalice Yakutchik

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Maryalice Yakutchik is an editor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health; previously she wrote for Johns Hopkins Medicine about basic science. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as an expeditions correspondent for Discovery.com, producing documentaries with the American Museum of Natural History about whales in Madagascar, body art in Morocco, rattlesnakes in Aruba, etc. Her roots are in newspapers: first as a reporter at the Reading (Penn.) Eagle, later as a magazine writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She played lacrosse for Temple University and has co-authored two books about coaching the sport.

Michael R. Bloomberg, WHO Global Ambassador for noncommunicable diseases and three-term New York City mayor, is giving $300 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to address…

“Kunduz.”

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