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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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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 2022
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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
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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While COVID-19 upended advances in ICU care, physician Wes Ely, MD, MPH, believes we can fix that by recommitting to humanism in medicine.

  • November 14, 2022
ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, PhD, urged listeners at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville to add the human touch to critical care.
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Health care professionals must confront the climate crisis through patient care, medical education, changes in how hospitals function and public policy.

  • November 14, 2022
Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, and Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, discuss climate change and health during a plenary on November 14 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, shares suicide risks and proven methods for decreasing them.

  • November 13, 2022
Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, discusses suicide prevention during a session moderated by Sarah Vinson, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, on Nov. 13 during Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa says many health inequities that exist today can be traced to centuries of structural racism.

  • November 13, 2022
Linda Villarosa, journalist and author of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 13.
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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
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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COVID-19 resulted in millions of tons of health care-related waste. Here’s what teaching hospitals are doing to protect people and the environment.

  • November 8, 2022
A female doctor wearing blue scrubs, a surgical mask, and a cap, removes her protective gown.
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Anxiety, confusion, and distrust of institutions drive people to accept medical myths. A mother’s experience shows the allure of compelling, unproven tales.

  • November 3, 2022
Lydia Greene studying her nursing notes at home.
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Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP, a former health policy advisor on Capitol Hill who has championed health equity and access to care, joins the AAMC.

  • November 1, 2022
Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP