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The Water Crisis in Flint and How a Community-Based Medical School Came to the Rescue

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Administrators and physicians at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine played a pivotal role helping the Flint community identify and respond to the water crisis.

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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.

Medical-Legal Partnerships Help Patients Address Barriers to Health

Published Sept. 9, 2016, 6:37 p.m.

Medical-legal partnerships are addressing social and economic health disparities. The AAMC’s Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative is evaluating the impact of these partnerships on health and health inequities.

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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Doctors Petition Congress to Fund Research on Gun Violence

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 4:58 p.m.

Members of the academic medicine community are speaking out about the need to examine the causes of firearm violence and develop effective prevention strategies.

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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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Interest in Medication-Assisted Treatment is Growing as a Means to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Published Oct. 17, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Effective treatment exists, but several barriers have prevented wider use. What is being done to change that?

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Author David Ansell Exposes Inequality's Deadly Influence

Published Aug. 21, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

In his new book, a physician shines light on cause and effect between income gap and premature death.

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...

Oct

14

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.

Jul

18

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.

Jun

27

2018 NAAHP National Meeting

"Capitolizing" on Health Professions Advising: A Monumental Job!

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