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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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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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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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With illnesses like depression and anxiety rising, mental health specialists and front-line doctors train each other and integrate their work to improve care.

  • February 3, 2022
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Faced with an aging population and a physician shortage, hospitals create geriatric collaborations to manage patients, raise elder care skills of all doctors.

  • November 4, 2021
Female African American doctor visits with her Senior Caucasian patient.
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The new AAMC Center for Health Justice will bring together national and local leaders to improve the health of all communities.

  • September 21, 2021
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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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From sewing masks to unloading supplies, medical students are tackling tasks to meet growing needs during the COVID-19 crisis while learning amazing lessons.

  • April 2, 2020
Students distribute personal protective equipment at a Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, where volunteers tackle such tasks 24/7 through an Icahn School of Medicine effort
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How a downed photographer, a hellish flight, and a Fisher-Price quality stethoscope reminded author Danielle Ofri how much she values her medical teammates.

  • December 22, 2019
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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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