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March 31, 2013
Student explores patients’ rights issues

Undergraduate Amanda Levine questions assumptions.

Student explores patients’ rights issues

Amanda Levine’s search started with questioning an assumption: Were people who had been institutionalized for mental illness deinstitutionalized because of increasing awareness and concern for their rights and preferences?

It’s the sort of question academic researchers tackle all the time, fodder for graduate students and professors.

Levine is neither. She’s an undergraduate; a Binghamton University senior majoring in philosophy, politics and law. She’s also an undergraduate fellow with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH).

“The history of medicine is fascinating,” says Levine, 21, of Baldwin, N.Y. Her curiosity started with a simple question in a history seminar.

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