In the era of much political turmoil, distress and shock, the world has focused on the negativity that surrounds us, frequently forgetting all the good that happens in the world. As a student-led interdisciplinary health magazine, Frontiers hopes to shed light on that positivity by spreading our love for health and science through journalistic writing. We, as a Frontiers family, hope to provide an outlet for you to take a moment from our chaotic world and find tranquility and happiness through exploring the monumental advances in our constantly progressing medical field in relation to the environment, public health, research and more.
We are proud to represent a diverse, cohesive, passionate group of writers, editors, illustrators and executive members. We seek to create an environment that cultivates honing creativity, investigative writing and open-mindedness amongst all members. We hope, through our magazine, meaningful relationships between members can be established, while publishing articles that allow readers, like you, to immerse themselves in the text.
Each article has been crafted by our passionate writers, critiqued with care by our attentive editors, designed by our imaginative illustrators and published behind-the-scenes by our valiant executive members. We hope that some of these articles pique your interest and fully represent the hard work, dedication and sacrifices that have been made to publish a magazine that enables us to spread informative and scientific ideas. This issue spans topics from the recent rise of e-cigarettes and the current healthcare debate, to applications of CRISPR Cas9 technology and the standard of care available for patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
If you would like to become a part of our Frontiers family, there is definitely a place for you! Whether as a writer, an editor, an illustrator or a member of our Executive Board, we always welcome new members. We would also love to hear any of your comments, questions, suggestions, and/or concerns going forward with our future articles. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or look at our website frontiersmag.wustl.edu for more information.
Please take a glimpse of what our accomplished members have put into this issue. We hope it sparks your curiosity.
“In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer
Anhthi Luong and Anu Balasubramanian