Academic Medicine in the News

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Researchers at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around the heart and helps it beat, potentially offering new treatment options for heart failure patients.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Medical Center Donates Extra Food to Homeless Shelter

A new project at Rush University Medical Center donates leftover food from its kitchens to an organization that feeds the local homeless population.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Attention, Please!

A Harvard Medical School study shows that gender variations in attention scores are loosely tied to gender equality by country.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Physicians on Front Line in Fight Against Sex Traffickers

Einstein College of Medicine students work toward raising awareness about domestic sex trafficking and the health effects thereof.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

First PhD Program in U.S. to Train Scientists to See, Fix Kinks in Health Care System

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's new PhD program in health care quality and patient safety is the first of its kind.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

PhD Student Sequences His Own Genome to Find Cause of Disease

As part of work with his mentor in Columbia's Med-into-Grad program, Wolfgang Pernice sequenced his own genome to find the cause of his Charcot Marie Tooth disease, hoping to help himself and others.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Challenge of Being Gay and Working in Countries Where It's a Crime

In a new commentary written while he was a pediatric resident at Stanford, Jason Nagata, MD, describes the challenges of being gay and doing global health work in countries where homosexuality is a crime.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Where Education Meets the Needs of the Community

Eastern Virgina Medical School provides 12 intitiatives for students to become engaged in service learning.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Scientists Replace Piece of Gene Mutated in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University use CRISPR/Cas9 to remove and replace a defective gene that results in progressively weaker muscles and death in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lessons from the Other Side of the Stretcher

An MD/PhD student from Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine shares how being a patient impacted his work.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Interprofessional Course Aims to Improve Care of Military Members, Vets

A new class for medical and nursing students at UMass Medical School focuses on the unique health care needs of Americans who have served their country. The class invites veterans and members of the military from the UMMS and central Massachusetts community to share experiences.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Why Medical Schools Must Teach Future Doctors How to Make Mistakes

Neha Vapiwala, MD, advisory dean at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the need for training in accepting mistakes and errors in judgment.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Study Finds Therapy for Civilians With PTSD Effective for Military

Research from the University of Texas, San Antonio, has shown that a leading talk therapy for civilians with PTSD is also effective for many who suffer from combat-related PTSD.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Arts and Medicine Club Showcases Diverse Student Talent

The Georgetown University Medical School Arts and Medicine Club provides a creative outlet for medical students.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Policymakers, Health Care Leaders Discuss Impact of ACA Repeal

The UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center hosted Rep. James McGovern and local leaders to discuss the impact of a repeal of the health care law.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Expanding the Window for Life-Saving Medical Treatment

A drug therapy developed by three University of Minnesota researchers and designed to be delivered by IV to a patient suffering from hemorrhagic shock could give patients more time to reach the emergency room.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Giving Back to the Bronx

Julissa de la Cruz, a student at Einstein College of Medicine, co-founded Bronx Community Health Leaders (BxCHL), which allows Bronx students interested in pursuing a career in medicine to gain volunteer experience at a hospital while supporting one another in school.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Program Aims to Increase Number of Indigenous Doctors

The Aboriginal Admissions MD Program at the University of British Columbia is designed to address the under-representation of First Nations people in the medical profession and improve health outcomes for indigenous people.