Academic Medicine in the News

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bold Goal: Manufacturing Human Tissue

As part of a new, national public-private initiative, University of Virginia biomedical engineers and physicians will develop technologies for manufacturing human tissues and organs, with the goal of making them readily available to patients.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MDs Under Pressure

Dalhousie University and McMaster University are pilot sites for a new program that adapts U.S. Navy SEAL training to help doctors fight stress.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Becoming the "Compleat Dean"

Aided by insights from his peers, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine Emeritus Dean Ralph Clayman, MD, pens a guide to successful academic leadership.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Medical Students Value Research Opportunities

Saint Louis University School of Medicine showcases student research efforts as part of its 52nd annual Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society medical student research forum.    

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Medical Students Paired with Senior Citizens

The University of Missouri School of Medicine Senior Teacher Educator Partnership (STEP) program pairs medical students with elderly patients to give students the opportunity to interact with seniors outside the doctor’s office.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Medical School Minors Gain Momentum, Study Finds

A University of Michigan Medical School team recently published the first national study of “scholarly concentration” tracks, such as global health or health policy during medical school. The team found that 74 percent of U.S. medical schools offer this option to students.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Center for Digital Health Will Connect Faculty and Tech Companies

Stanford University School of Medicine announced the new Center for Digital Health, which will encourage the use of technological advancements to improve health care delivery.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Improving Access to Mental Health Care

The Medical College of Wisconsin uses consultation programs and other methods to create better access to mental health care.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

'Radical Collaboration' Sets its Sights on Cancer Treatment

Doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine are collaborating on the Progressive Assessment of Therapeutics Program, a cancer research initiative to revolutionize treatment for humans and animals.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Addiction Medicine Center of Excellence Nationwide

The Center for Addiction Science at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine is at the forefront of its field—as the center nationwide to bring together clinical care, research, education, and community outreach to address addiction and substance use.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Program Offers Master's in Health Care Innovation

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania program will focus on three areas related to innovation in health care delivery: health policy, behavioral economics, and operations management.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Making an Impact on the Health of the City of Memphis

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine has been focusing on its clinical, research, educational, and service mission to support health and wellness in the surrounding community.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Getting a Medical Education From Your Headphones

James Siegler, MD, a resident in neurology at Penn Medicine, hosts a weekly podcast called BrainWaves, part of a growing trend in digital learning tools.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

New Collaboration Aims to Speed Drug Discovery

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is collaborating with the biopharmaceutical company Pfizer on research aimed at speeding the development of new drugs.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Flipping the Script to Prepare Tomorrow's Doctors

A new curriculum at Rush Medical College will enable students to view prerecorded instructional content at their own schedule and pace.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Teens With Anxiety Tell Their Story Through Dance

A researcher at the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is helping teens with anxiety disorders express themselves through dance.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

UAB Fellowship Brings Emergency Medicine Training to Kenya

Scott Irvine, MD, director of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, taught Kenyan health professionals critical care and trauma skills.