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Tackling Food Insecurity in Communities

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

Medical schools are providing healthy food and nutrition education to communities with food insecurity.

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Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Confront the Obesity Epidemic

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:06 p.m.

Incomplete understanding about the causes and treatments of obesity is a challenge as physicians, educators, and researchers team up to address rising obesity rates in America.

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New Curricula Help Students Understand Health Needs of LGBT Patients

Published Sept. 8, 2016, 3:52 p.m.

Several medical schools are dedicating instruction time to helping students understand the health disparities the LGBT community faces.

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Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

The majority of Americans do not have adequate health literacy to comprehend information routinely encountered in a health care setting. It’s up to physicians to explain things clearly.

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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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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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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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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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Medical Schools Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:52 p.m.

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid epidemic while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain.

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Medical Students, Residents Reach Out to Help the Homeless

Published Aug. 21, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Everyone benefits when medical schools engage students and residents in providing care for homeless people in the community.

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Charting the History of American Medicine Through Bellevue

Published Sept. 11, 2017, 7 p.m.

In a new book, author David Oshinsky, PhD, uncovers the history and misconceptions of Bellevue, America’s first public hospital.

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Suicide Prevention: My Top Clinical Priority

Published Nov. 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

To save lives, all of us must #BeThere for veterans in need. A Viewpoint by David J. Shulkin, MD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Bringing Medical Help to Rural Areas Overwhelmed by Opioid Abuse

Published June 26, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are finding innovative ways to help small-town physicians address the growing opioid crisis in rural areas.

Robust Health Professions Pipeline Leads to Improved Public Health, Patient Care

Published Dec. 7, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

The AAMC predicts a shortage of up to 104,900 physicians by 2030 and the outlook is just as dire for other health professions workforces as well. These positions will need to be filled by a diverse set of individuals to meet demand and create a culturally competent health care workforce. But where...

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Medical Schools Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education - Continuing the Conversation

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid epidemic while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain.

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Medical Schools Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education - Course of Action

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid epidemic while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain.

Michael McGuire - Elevator Speech

What can you say in 90 seconds? Michael McGuire of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can explain how cancer mutations use surrounding cells to their advantage. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.

2016 GSBS Research Day - Elevator Speech Contest

When it comes to translating complex research into plain English, the students at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can do it in less than two minutes. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

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