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  • Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching for Learn Serve Lead 2016

    August 22, 2016

    Nearly 2,000 attendees are already registered for Learn Serve Lead 2016 in Seattle, Nov. 11-15. The meeting will feature more than 100 thought-provoking, timely, and solution-oriented sessions focused on the most pressing challenges and opportunities in medical education, research, and patient care. Plenary speakers include renowned surgeon, writer, and researcher Atul Gawande, MD, MPH; presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin; and professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and author Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD. For more information, visit aamc.org/learnservelead. The early bird registration deadline ends Aug. 31.

  • Medical Education Working Group Addresses Opioid Management Curriculum in Massachusetts

    August 22, 2016

    An Academic Medicine article published online examines outcomes of the Medical Education Working Group, a collaboration between local policymakers and deans of the four medical schools in Massachusetts to address the opioid crisis in the state. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the governor and the secretary of health and human services for Massachusetts convened the working group, including the four medical school deans and leadership from the Department of Public Health and Massachusetts Medical Society, to develop a common educational strategy for teaching safe and effective opioid-prescribing practices. The article will appear in the October print edition of Academic Medicine.

  • Webinar Highlights Efforts to Diversify Biomedical Research Workforce

    August 22, 2016

    On Sept. 13, the AAMC's Research on Care Community Health Equity (ROCChe) subgroup will host a webinar to highlight efforts by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to increase diversity among the biomedical research workforce. Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Keith Norris, MD, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will discuss the work of the BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) initiative and the National Research Mentoring Network. The webinar is designed for medical students, faculty, and researchers to learn about becoming involved in these efforts as mentors or mentees.

  • Former White House Ebola Czar Examines Zika Disease Preparedness

    August 22, 2016

    A recent AAMCNEWS Viewpoint article by Ronald A. Klain, external advisor to the Skoll Global Threats Fund and former White House Ebola response coordinator, examines the readiness of the nation's health care system for future epidemics. "A preparedness strategy that only takes us from crisis to crisis—often with unreliable funding—is not ideal, and maintaining readiness for both expected and emerging threats is a long-term and expensive endeavor."

  • In Memoriam: Michael Bromberg

    August 22, 2016

    Michael Bromberg, founding president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), died Aug. 12 at the age of 78. A respected association leader and voice for the investor-owned hospital industry, Mr. Bromberg was an influential advocate for health care policy reform. He led FAH from 1969 to 1994 and served as vice chairman of the FAH board since 1995. In the 1980s, Mr. Bromberg founded the Healthcare Leadership Council, a consortium of health care executives.

  • AAMC Begins Search for Next Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

    August 15, 2016

    The AAMC is seeking a new chief diversity and inclusion officer to provide strategic vision and leadership for all of the association's diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community. The incumbent will succeed Marc Nivet, EdD, who joins UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as executive vice president for institutional advancement, effective Sept. 1. The full specifications for the position are available here. Recommendations or questions about the search process can be sent to aamccdo@spencerstuart.com (credentials are due by Aug. 29).

  • Medical Schools Address Opioid Crisis with Focus on Pain, Addiction Education

    August 15, 2016

    As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid crisis while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain, according to an article authored by the AAMC. This article and more will be featured as part of AAMCNEWS, a dynamic, interactive, and engaging mobile-friendly news site launching on aamc.org this fall. Click here to subscribe to the email newsletter and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in medical education, research, and patient care.

  • Webinar Explores Navigating the Residency Match as an LGBT Applicant

    August 15, 2016

    The AAMC and American Medical Association are co-sponsoring a webinar focused on helping LGBT applicants navigate the residency match. The webinar will explore the rules governing questions that can be asked of program applicants during the residency interview process and concerns related to openly sharing one's identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender. Held Aug. 22 at 7:00 pm ET, the webinar also will compare and contrast the experiences of current LGBT residents who recently went through the match process. Click here to register.

  • New UCSF Curriculum Teaches Social Justice Competencies

    August 15, 2016

    The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine has introduced "Bridges," a new curriculum to train future doctors in social justice issues, how to care for entire communities rather than just individual patients, and early clinical immersion. The program will focus on developing clinical skills to continuously improve care in the changing medical education environment and to better prepare tomorrow's doctors.

  • In Memoriam: Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH

    August 15, 2016

    Harrison Spencer, MD, MPH, president and CEO of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), died on Aug. 10 at the age of 71. Nationally and internationally recognized for his clinical public health work and research endeavors in infectious disease prevention and control, Spencer served as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before becoming dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and later, dean of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In 2000, he assumed the newly created position of president and CEO of the Association of Schools of Public Health, and led the transformation to a new organization, known today as the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.


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Email: bbergen@aamc.org