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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022

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Translational Research Women In Medicine & Science
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The AAMC’s chief health care officer, Janis M. Orlowski, MD, reflects on three decades of change in academic medicine — and the challenges ahead.

  • June 1, 2022
Janis M. Orlowski, MD
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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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Even as women physicians gain a foothold in the male-dominated surgical specialties, they encounter other barriers.

  • April 22, 2022
Women surgeons struggle to find equipment that fits smaller bodies.
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
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Jennifer Doudna, PhD, discusses her work on CRISPR gene editing, diversity in science, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • November 8, 2021
Larry Jameson and Jennifer Doudna appear on a laptop screen
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Women physicians and scientists make substantially less than men of all races and ethnicities. This report is the first to examine this data across specialties.

  • October 12, 2021
A group of diverse women medical providers with masks
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With women underrepresented in academic medicine, strategies strive to build gender equity through hiring practices, leadership training, and family supports.

  • July 27, 2021
Women scientists in lab coats in a lab
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Canada’s vaccination campaign got off to a slow start, but using the unconventional “first doses first” strategy seems to be working.

  • July 15, 2021
Someone holds a COVID-19 vaccine in their gloved hand in front of the Canadian flag
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COVID-19 took an incalculable toll on the nation’s physicians. We will be unraveling its impact for years to come.

  • June 17, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccines haven’t been tested in pregnant people, but many scientists believe risks of adverse effects of the disease outweigh the risks of the vaccine.

  • March 4, 2021
Victoria Heinrich, an MD-PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, poses after getting her COVID-19 vaccine while 20 weeks pregnant.