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A Success Not to Be Repeated

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 4:41 p.m.

As the Zika epidemic ramps up without federal funding in place, it is critical that we understand the threat of emerging infectious diseases is here to stay— and we must be prepared for the next epidemic.

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Refugee Health Clinics Help New Arrivals, Provide Training Ground for Students and Residents

Published Jan. 30, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Several medical schools and teaching hospitals have reached out to help refugees who arrived with health needs but limited options for care.

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Researchers Race to Find Answers to Stop Zika Virus

Published Dec. 5, 2016, 1:38 p.m.

Facing a public health emergency, researchers in the academic medicine community have found innovative ways to accelerate Zika virus research.

Global Health Electives Provide Lessons in Patient Advocacy, Health Equity, Humility

Published March 6, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

By pushing medical students outside their comfort zones, global health opportunities can ultimately help them promote health equity and be better advocates for their patients.

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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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Executive Order on Immigration Threatens Our Nation’s Health Security

Published Feb. 10, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Raising barriers that keep out physicians, scientists, and researchers from other countries would compromise health care in our nation.

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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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Those Magnificent Medical Flying Machines

Published Feb. 28, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

The integration of drones into the world of modern health care has the potential to deliver solutions with ease and speed.

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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.

Executive Order on Immigration: Impact on Medical Education, Research, and Patient Care

Published Feb. 8, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Executive Order 13769 has created widespread concern about how the changes in immigration processes will affect the ability of medical schools and teaching hospitals to deliver patient care, provide health education, and support medical research.

Responding to Crisis: Zika, Part 2

Dr. Spong describes the innovative Zika research being conducted at academic medical centers and what we have learned from this public health emergency.

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UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

The conference provides community-college, university, post-bac students and pre-health advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professional programs. This year, they will host 4,500 attendees.

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2017 NIH Graduate Career Fair

The NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair, to be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm on the Bethesda campus of the NIH, will provide an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and NIH postbacs, as well as other college students in the DC area, to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. More than 195 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the Fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. The day will also include workshops on getting to graduate and professional school, MD/PhD programs, interviewing, and careers in public health, psychology, and dentistry.

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