To help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico regain safe drinking water and electricity, the MIT D-Lab recently volunteered in a project to build solar-paneled trailers with purification and charging systems. One of the volunteers was Teresa Carr, a 2017-18 Knight Science Journalism fellow.
The 2017-18 fellow, an award-winning investigative reporter for Consumer Reports, is up for a National Magazine Award for her article “Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication.”
“The IAP sessions seemed like a great opportunity to give back to the MIT community. which has welcomed us here so openheartedly, and I was glad to see so many people sign up and attend.”
While doctors often prescribe opioids for chronic pain, there is a lack of information about how — or even whether — a patient should use them. “We have a big problem in public education in this country,” Carr says.