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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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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Interprofessionalism Women In Medicine & Science
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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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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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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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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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Jennifer Doudna, PhD, discusses her work on CRISPR gene editing, diversity in science, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • November 8, 2021
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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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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
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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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With women underrepresented in academic medicine, strategies strive to build gender equity through hiring practices, leadership training, and family supports.

  • July 27, 2021
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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
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