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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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When faced with terminal illness, many African American families opt for life-prolonging treatment rather than comfort. Here's why — and how doctors can help.

  • July 12, 2022
As a palliative care expert and the daughter of African American pastors, Maisha T. Robinson, MD, MSHPM, says she understands the need for end-of-life care planning as well as the difficulties around it.
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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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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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What happens when a loved one or you yourself becomes ill? A “doctor-daughter” shares wisdom from her personal experience and years of teaching the tough topic.

  • February 1, 2022
Cynthia Cooper, MD, with her mother, Carol Johnson Cooper, before the Harvard Medical School educator found herself in the role of doctor-daughter.
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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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Patients with intellectual disabilities are six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than other people. An expert weighs in on how we must improve their care.

  • April 20, 2021
Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, gives a patient a COVID-19 vaccine at an April 3 event in Philadelphia that Jefferson Health designed to meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Telemedicine soared during the pandemic, and experts say it’s here to stay. How can providers and future physicians prepare to provide quality care from afar?

  • March 24, 2021
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, talks to a patient through a computer in her office
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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
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The boom in telemedicine is great for many patients, but what about those with limited English, income, digital skills, and access? Here’s how to help them.

  • December 14, 2020
Internal medicine physician Elaine Khoong, MD, pictured meeting remotely with a San Francisco Health Network patient, worries about patients who can't easily use telemedicine.
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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.