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Why Health Equity Matters in an Era of Health Care Transformation

Published Dec. 5, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Policymakers since the Reagan administration have recognized the compelling governmental interest in elevating the health of all populations in the United States.

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More Minorities Needed in Clinical Trials to Make Research Relevant to All

Published Dec. 20, 2016, 2:04 p.m.

Medical researchers are removing barriers and employing community engagement strategies to encourage more minority participation in clinical trials.

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Derreck Kayongo: Raising the Bar on Health Care

Published Feb. 13, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Kayongo launched a nonprofit organization to repurpose discarded soap for people in need. Hear his presentation at next month’s AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement.

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Teaching Hospitals Go Green

Published Nov. 17, 2016, 9:13 p.m.

Hospitals are finding that they can save thousands of dollars by being environmentally conscious—money that can now be spent on patient care or medical research.

Michigan State University Receives Spencer Foreman Award for Partnerships in Flint and Rural Michigan

Published Nov. 12, 2016, 11 p.m.

In recognition of its partnership with diverse communities and efforts to improve health care across the state, Michigan State University received the AAMC’s Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting.

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Physicians and Public Health Leaders Turn Up the Heat on Addressing Climate Change

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

The health care community is exploring strategies to address the health effects of climate change and prepare tomorrow’s doctors for a new normal.

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When Zika Hits Home

Published Sept. 16, 2016, 7:08 p.m.

Physicians and scientists in the academic medicine community are managing the Zika epidemic with aggressive research, prevention, and treatment efforts.

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Medical Researchers Tackle Concussions

Published Nov. 7, 2016, 4:31 p.m.

With widespread concern about the risk of concussions, scientists are developing more effective diagnostic methods and researching possible long-term effects.

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Preparing Physicians to Address the Health Consequences of Climate Change

Published May 30, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

The academic medicine community must prepare future physicians and help increase awareness about the health consequences of climate change.

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Community Partnerships Key to Reducing Health Inequities

Published June 12, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Physicians and researchers tackle health inequities in Baltimore and Kentucky by working with community groups.

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Hospital Interventions Curb Gun Violence, Help Victims Heal

Published July 24, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

Academic medical centers are investing in trauma recovery programs and research intended to help victims of gun violence and make communities safer.

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Humility, Empathy Required to Create Inclusive Research Culture

Published July 24, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

An understanding of cultural nuances can increase minority participation in clinical research, Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, and Victoria Villalta-Gil, PhD, write in an opinion piece.

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Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Partner With Community to Move Toward Health Equity

Published April 17, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

The AAMC is helping improve health equity by creating systems that weave together institutional community health initiatives in partnership with local organizations.

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With Liberty, Justice, and Health Care for All: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize- Winning Journalist Eugene Robinson

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 7:39 p.m.

Learn Serve Lean 2015 plenary speaker Eugene Robinson explores socioeconomic disparities that affect health and health care delivery.

AAMC Reaffirms Commitment to Principles of Health Equity and Diversity and Inclusion

Published Aug. 17, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Following is a statement from AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD:

In Search of Community

Published Nov. 15, 2016, 3 p.m.

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, reflects on Learn Serve Lead in Seattle where the academic medicine community gathered to share insights and search for solutions to some of the nation’s most complex health.

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Training Future Physicians to Address Opioid Crisis

Published Sept. 18, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

More than 2 million people abuse opioids, yet only 5,500 physicians are trained in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine.

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Puerto Rico Medical Schools Drive Diversity and Community Health

Published Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the island's found medical school will need support from the academic medicine community.

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Culture and Cures: Healing Native American Health

Published Sept. 1, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Native Americans experience serious inequities in health care. To bridge the gaps, several medical schools are training students in essential clinical and cultural skills.

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The Tragedy in Las Vegas

Published Oct. 5, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

As we mourn the victims in Las Vegas, we recognize the heroic physicians, surgeons, and health care teams at Nevada’s only Level 1 trauma center.

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