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The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

  • August 11, 2022
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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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  • August 4, 2022

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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
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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
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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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A researcher is searching for COVID-19 treatments and sees hope in existing drugs. Here’s why his quest is so personal and what he says must happen next.

  • January 27, 2021
In 2014, David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, uncovered a potential treatment for his own deadly disease. Now he's on a mission to find one for COVID-19.
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COVID-19 has changed academic medicine forever; it’s up to us to make it better than before.

  • January 12, 2021
Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, says we can leverage the positive changes from the pandemic to improve academic medicine in the coming years.
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The science behind the COVID-19 vaccines is sound, but institutions must address skepticism among communities scarred by histories of medical duplicity.

  • December 23, 2020
Taison Bell, MD, gets one of the first Pfizer coronavirus vaccinations at UVA Health on Dec. 15.
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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.
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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
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Like many American institutions, medicine has had to confront anti-Black racism during this tumultuous year. A senior medical student explains.

  • September 23, 2020
Taiwo Alonge speaks to students and faculty at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City during a teach-in he co-organized during his first year of medical school in 2017.