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Lori Weiss, 65, a retired teacher, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is enrolled in a drug clinical trial and is hopeful about recent progress in disease research.
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While there is no cure, researchers say a newly approved drug, advanced testing, and increasing knowledge about the disease may improve patients’ lives.

  • January 24, 2023
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Some people have never contracted the disease despite heavy exposure. Scientists are studying whether genetic mutations shield them from infection or illness.

  • January 19, 2023
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The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • January 17, 2023

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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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David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC President and CEO, delivered the following address at Learn Serve Lead 2022, the association’s 133rd annual meeting.

  • November 13, 2022
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, speaks during Learn Serve Lead 2022
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Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, chair of the AAMC Board of Directors, delivered the following address at Learn Serve Lead 2022, the association’s 133rd annual meeting.

  • November 13, 2022
AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, speaks during Learn Serve Lead 2022
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The impulse to divide the world into “us” and “them” can produce dangerous divisions. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says psychologist Jay Van Bavel, PhD.

  • November 12, 2022
Research shows it's possible to promote unity over ingroup favoritism, social psychologist Jay Van Bavel, PhD, told listeners at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville on Nov. 12.
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Many White people have been convinced that health care reform takes their resources to benefit people of color, says sociologist Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD.

  • November 12, 2022
Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, author of Dying of Whiteness, takes questions from the audience at Learn Serve Lead 2022 on Nov. 12.
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Mona Fouad, MD, MPH, winner of the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare, recognized for her contributions to health equity research.

  • November 12, 2022
Mona Fouad, MD, MPH, winner of the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare, speaks about health disparities research at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 12.
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Scholars Cornell West and Robert George urge medical professionals to focus on the shared humanity of those with whom they disagree.

  • November 12, 2022
Cornel West, PhD, Robert George, JD, and David Skorton, MD, discuss the challenges to civil discourse during the Opening Plenary at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The Annual Meeting on November 12 in Nashville.
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In addition to identifying strengths and areas for improvement, the report also describes practices to improve DEI among students, faculty, and staff.

  • November 10, 2022
The Power of Collective Action: Assessing and Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts at AAMC Medical Schools
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Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, explores the American South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • October 20, 2022
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The end to the federal protection of the right to abortion has sparked increased interest in vasectomy and the quest for a “male pill.” What lies ahead?

  • October 11, 2022
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