Academic Medicine in the News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tweet, Yelp, Heal

An innovative Penn Medicine team believes tracking patients' digital footprints on social media could transform the future of personalized medicine.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

When Disaster Strikes

Disaster Day at Texas A&M University brings together students from the university’s College of Nursing, College of Medicine, School of Public Health, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences with hundreds of community volunteers to simulate a catastrophic event resulting in multiple injuries of varying severity.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Educator Draws Attention of BuzzFeed for Using Social Media to Engage Students

Jerad M. Gardner, MD, assistant professor of pathology and dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, caught the attention of BuzzFeed after using Snapchat to engage his medical students.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Palliative Care Fellowship Program Part of Growing Field

The new Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine will launch in July 2017, providing one year of specialty training for physicians interested in this field.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Imaging Center Will Link Diagnostics and Therapy

A new molecular imaging center at the University of Washington will bring individualized, precision medicine to patients, leading the next major wave in medical diagnosis and treatment.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Autism Research Tightly Linked with Community Engagement

One Saturday morning each month, the Seaver Autism Center at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai partners with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to welcome a special group of visitors: children with autism and their families.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Professor Develops First Medical Curriculum Tailored to Native Americans

Melissa Lewis, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, developed a mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Stepping Up Care for Expectant Moms

Rutgers intensifies its focus on maternal health to help reduce mortalities and premature births.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Using Digital Media Storytelling to Inspire American Indian Youth

Erik Brodt, MD, is working through "We Are Healers" to increase images of American Indians in professional and policy making fields through storytelling and digital media. He's also part of a national effort to bring more American Indian kids into the health professions.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Backed by 40 Years of Research, Could Halt Disease

A newly approved multiple sclerosis drug holds new hope for the hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the disease. The drug’s approval also highlights the importance of clinician-scientists like Stephen Hauser, MD, from the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center, who are working to transform research into cures.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Academic Health System Forms in Chicago

Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center have reorganized their operations under a common corporate parent led by a board of trustees that will oversee the fully integrated Rush academic health system.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

An Answer to ALS?

Answer ALS, a new undertaking headquartered at the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University, over the next three years will build an information repository with highly detailed data and images from 1,000 patients at five top clinics around the country.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

New Radiology Resource Enhances Imaging

Marc Willis, DO, and his team at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new educational resource called Radiology-TEACHES (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation) designed to give students more in-depth knowledge about these types of tests.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Future Focus: Intersection of Medicine and Engineering

A new biomedical engineering graduate program at the University of North Dakota (UND) will create a collaboration and research powerhouse that offers new opportunities to students and faculty. The new program, which begins accepting students this fall, will combine expertise from the UND College of Engineering & Mines, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and the North Dakota State University College of Engineering.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food

As editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medicinal Food, Sampath Parthasarathy, PhD, MBA, associate dean for research at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Florida Hospital chair of cardiovascular science, is working to advance the link between eating well and health.