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Drexel University to Use $14 Million NIH Grant for Health Disparities...

A new five-year grant program launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow Drexel University along with five other institutions nationwide to...

Nonprofit Seeks to Diversify Dietetics Field Through Student Mentorship, Professional Development

As with many health professions, the field of dietetics and nutrition has long suffered from a lack of diversity. As of 2020, only 16...

Leading Medical Journal Editor Placed on Leave Following Podcast on Racism

Howard Bauchner, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), was placed on administrative leave on March 25 after a staff...

Pharmacy Deserts Worsen Health Disparities for Vulnerable Communities

Across the United States, many low-income areas are facing an often-overlooked health care crisis: the loss of community pharmacies and the vital resources they...

University of Houston Opens Medical College Dedicated to Underserved Communities

In July, the inaugural class of the University of Houston College of Medicine (UHCOM) will begin taking courses in the city’s first new medical...

“Power, Privilege, and Positionality”: How a Health Professions School Made its...

The MGH Institute of Health Professions was founded in 1977 as the degree-granting arm of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and offers prelicensure...

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Doctors of Color Strive to Address Shortage of African American Male Doctors Through Mentorship According to a 2018 report by the Association of American Medical...

Highly Educated African American Women Less Likely to Suffer Serious Health...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) shows a positive correlation between education and health for African American...

Schools Address Need for Increased Focus on LGBTQ Community in Public...

America’s LGBTQ population faces a multitude of increased health risks compared with their heterosexual and cis-gendered peers. Experts point to systemic inequality and discrimination...

New Public Health Curriculum Framework Prepares Students for Rapidly Changing...

In 1915, the Welch-Rose Report became the template for public health professional education in the United States. The report established a public health education model...

Summer Programs Offer Underrepresented Students Graduate-Level Research Experience

Unlike many healthcare fields, public health tends to attract individuals from a variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. A recent report from the...

Dental Programs Go Mobile to Provide Care, Education to Underserved Populations

Although federal, insurance, and community programs have made strides in providing better access to quality oral healthcare for a wider range of people, the...

Social Justice Advocates: The Evolving Role of Medical Practitioners

On the surface, the causes of many health problems in the U.S. seem apparent. But a deeper look reveals that many diseases and ailments...

Improving Health Equity for Native Populations: A Conversation with Researcher...

With the creation of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity at Florida State University (FSU), the first research center of its...