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As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
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Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022
AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, and AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, discuss challenges to academic medicine during the Leadership Plenary Nov. 13 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, call on colleagues to work together to tackle health care challenges.

  • November 13, 2022

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Each year, health professionals work with Congress and the White House to solve the nation’s most difficult health policy problems. We need them more than ever.

  • September 8, 2022
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The U.S. spends $4 trillion on health care each year, yet many still lack access to good, affordable care, according to the AAMC Research and Action Institute.

  • August 17, 2022
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It’s time for medicine to stop stigmatizing people with obesity and to provide compassionate care to people of all sizes, one expert argues.

  • March 29, 2022
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Home testing will play a critical role in managing future outbreaks. It’s time for the federal government to develop a national testing strategy.

  • January 25, 2022
A woman using Covid-19 rapid self-test kit at home
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
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I’m an emergency room physician and a DACA recipient and I believe Congress should pass immigration reform to give immigrants a more certain future.

  • September 14, 2021
Denisse Rojas Marquez, MD, MPP, poses for a picture with her sister, Nadia Rojas, at her graduation from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York earlier this year.
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I started F-1 Doctors to help international students like me find mentorship when applying to U.S. medical schools.

  • July 29, 2021
Azan Zahir Virji, MPH
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Many Black and Hispanic people struggle to get access to COVID-19 vaccines. Bringing the vaccines to them can help reduce inequity.

  • April 12, 2021
A volunteer for GOTVax, an organization focused on bringing vaccines to hard-hit communities, administers a vaccine to a resident of a Boston Housing Authority building in an under-resourced neighborhood.
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I’m a medical student tracking the U.S. response to COVID-19 for the WHO and it has taught me the importance of health policy research.

  • December 1, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) emblem is displayed on its headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is collecting information on individual countries’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic since spring 2020.
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Being in the middle of a pandemic feels unsettling and frightening. We need more research to better diagnose, treat, and prevent COVID-19.

  • April 15, 2020
A researcher in protective gear holds a COVID-19 blood sample