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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
Authors Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham discuss the complex legacy of the South at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.
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Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, discusses the South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • November 15, 2022
Thomas Insel, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health,” speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting, on Nov. 14.
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Thomas Insel, MD, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says the mental health crisis can be solved by focusing on social supports and mental health care systems.

  • November 14, 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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The AAMC Research and Action Institute released report detailing critical steps the nation must take now and in the future to address public health emergencies.

  • September 15, 2021
Graphic showing report cover that says "The Way Forward Starts Now"
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Our student-run clinic overcame language and cultural barriers to vaccinate thousands who wouldn’t otherwise have gotten the vaccines.

  • July 22, 2021
Justin Lau gets a bandage after his COVID-19 shot from UC Davis medical student Khadija Soufi at Shifa Community Clinic in Sacramento as undergraduate student Dana Hazem looks on.
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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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A history of medical abuse and immigrants' fear of deportation often drive vaccine hesitancy in Latinx communities. An expert weighs in on how to help.

  • February 11, 2021
A Latinx patient receives a vaccine from a provider
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Get Us PPE has developed an algorithm to equitably distribute needed supplies, but the need is so great, they can only fulfill 15% of the requests coming in.

  • February 4, 2021
Volunteers with the Rise of Broken Women shelter in New York City receive 6,000 masks donated by Love Your Melon, a socially conscious business based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The donation was coordinated by Get Us PPE.
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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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It’s easy to see why Black communities often distrust vaccination. But the pandemic’s toll means we have to increase faith in it — and fast.

  • October 13, 2020
A doctor speaks to an older woman in a mask
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I’ve contacted hundreds of people to tell them they’ve come in contact with someone who has a potentially deadly disease. Here’s what that’s like.

  • August 26, 2020
People sit on the beach at Baker Beach on May 26, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Beaches across the state have seen large crowds as they have started to slowly reopen.