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January 2015

AAMC Reporter

In the News

AAMC Report Aims to Improve Care for LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, and DSD Patients

The AAMC recently released the first set of guidelines to reduce health disparities among patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, or born with differences in sex development.

Academic Health System Leaders Lay Out Essential Stewardship Priorities

An Institute of Medicine discussion paper identifies a framework for academic medical centers to maintain financial stability, while establishing capacity to improve health, innovation, and education.

Community Health Needs Assessments Address Local Health Priorities

More hospitals are conducting community health needs assessments, CHNAs, with the ultimate goal of using the results to engage community stakeholders, define priority health issues, and develop initiatives that address local health needs.

Inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Research Advances Care for Hospitals' Smallest Patients

While preterm birth remains a major health problem, researchers at medical schools and teaching hospitals have made dramatic advances in neonatal care.

Beyond Trauma Care: Physicians Take Active Role in Gun Violence Prevention

Many physicians at medical schools and teaching hospitals have become involved in research, education, and community partnerships to address the root causes of gun violence.

Author Q&A: A Sobering Look at Cancer Research

In his new book, The Truth In Small Doses, journalist Clifton Leaf examines the organizational processes behind cancer research, and how they could be slowing progress towards cure.

Situational Judgment Tests Gain Traction in Medical School Admissions

Situational judgment tests (SJTs) which evaluate test takers’ responses to hypothetical scenarios could help medical schools identify strong candidates. The AAMC is looking at ways to include SJTs in the medical school admission process.

In Every Issue

A Word From the President: Responding to Ebola and Preparing for Future Outbreaks

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. The Ebola outbreak serves as a reminder that academic medicine must be ready to respond to a public health crisis at a moment’s notice.

Viewpoint: The Transformative Potential of Eldercare

With more aging Americans living at home, physicians and hospitals will need to support home health workers who provide patients with eldercare.

About the Reporter

The AAMC Reporter (ISSN 1544-0540), the association's flagship news publication, covers major programs and initiatives at the AAMC and member institutions, as well as the broader issues that affect the academic medical community.

Each month, the AAMC Reporter informs the academic medicine community with articles on conferences and meetings addressing critical issues; enlightens with timely features on topics as diverse as medical student community service, women's health education, and affirmative action; notifies constituents of upcoming AAMC events; and alerts readers to future shifts in the ever-changing medical education and health care environments through analytical articles written by experts in the field.

Contact the AAMC Reporter

Eve Glicksman
Senior Writer/Editor
Telephone: 202-741-5498

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