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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
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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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Faculty Quality & Safety Translational Research
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Throughout their careers, these esteemed academic medicine faculty have had an outsized impact on medical education, patient care, and the biomedical sciences.

  • October 27, 2022
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Amid rising violence against health care workers, prevention and response strategies aim to de-escalate tension and protect staff.

  • August 18, 2022
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A paucity of drugs for children forces doctors to prescribe ‘off-label’ and figure out doses. New ways to run clinical trials yield more pediatric medications.

  • June 21, 2022
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In a time of more frequent and severe weather events, hospitals fortify campuses and emergency plans. The tools include walls, boats, and evacuation drills.

  • May 26, 2022
Hurricane Irma seen striking Miami, Florida with 100+ mph winds and destructive storm surge.
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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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As states move to restrict certain treatments for transgender youth, experts explain the many types of care, the need for them, and their impact.

  • April 12, 2022
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Experts weigh in on how the vaccines are holding up against the highly contagious variant.

  • February 8, 2022
Young African American male patient sitting in a medical clinic and is being given the COVID-19 vaccine in his arm by a female African American doctor, both wearing protective face masks
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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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On the border and across the country, medical students and faculty have stepped in to provide basic medical care to migrants. The need is enormous.

  • January 20, 2022
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Black people are more likely to die in pregnancy than White peers. But varied efforts, from culturally sensitive care to bias-reducing toolkits, can save lives.

  • January 18, 2022
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