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As federal funding sunsets for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, programs seek creative ways to continue its innovative approach to finding answers.

  • September 29, 2022
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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022

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Harassment Research Training
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A new report highlights the extent of sexual harassment among faculty, as well as promising practices that might prevent and address it.

  • July 26, 2022
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The pandemic has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health care system. The AAMC Research and Action Institute will seek solutions.

  • April 29, 2021
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Postdocs have returned to their labs, but experiments are moving slowly. Schools and some federal agencies are seeking ways to help them make up for lost time.

  • April 8, 2021
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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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Even before the pandemic, women in medicine earned less, did more at home, and lagged in promotions compared to men. Now it further threatens their careers.

  • November 12, 2020
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Nearly 50% of emergency physicians say they’ve been assaulted. 70% of emergency nurses report being hit or kicked on the job. So what’s the solution?

  • February 24, 2020
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Women medical students now outnumber men, yet they still face significant levels of gender harassment, contributing to burnout and dissatisfaction.

  • February 18, 2020
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Providers have long suffered patient bias. Now, medicals schools and teaching hospitals are saying “no more” with powerful steps to protect students and staff.

  • January 17, 2020
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From the heights of Mount Everest to the bottom of the ocean, some researchers go to extremes in their quest for scientific solutions.

  • December 15, 2019
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Medical schools are partnering with veterinary schools and zoos on cross-species education and research.

  • December 10, 2019
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