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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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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022

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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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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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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
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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
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.
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The ranks of first-year medical students grew in 2020, data show. Women outnumber men among future doctors, and underrepresented groups are making some gains.

  • December 16, 2020
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An award named after Abraham Flexner gets a name change in light of Flexner’s racist and sexist ideas.

  • November 17, 2020
Abraham Flexner Award