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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
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

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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
Doctor in protective equipment talks to obese African-American mature lady holding black tablet
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Less reliance on MCAT and GPA scores, and more focus on the whole student, could drastically increase the number of Black medical students, one dean argues.

  • March 24, 2022
Medical student volunteers from Howard University College of Medicine pose with Dean Hugh Mighty, MD, MBA, at a community vaccination clinic in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2021.
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Emergency departments treat many medically vulnerable patients. Yet too few ED residents are learning to provide culturally responsive care, an expert argues.

  • February 17, 2022
Adrianne Haggins, MD, tends to a patient at the University of Michigan Health emergency department in Ann Arbor.
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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 Center for Health Justice has partnered with the AMA to release a guide to language, narrative, and concepts in health equity in medicine.

  • October 28, 2021
A masked doctor talks with a parent and children in his office
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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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Black and Latinx children have seen more illness and death during COVID-19 than other kids. A child psychiatrist describes how to protect their mental health.

  • February 23, 2021
A young child looks out of a window