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Call for submissions for fall 2013 JSNMA

Call for submissions for fall 2013 JSNMA

call for submissions fall 2013 Do you have any experiences about premedical or medical education to share?  Unique course innovations at your school?  Research in medical education?  Medical school admissions or residency application process?  Student-initiated learning opportunities in the community or abroad?  Summer enrichment opportunities, such as the Student Medical and Dental Education Program for […]

The Spring Edition of the 2013 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

The Spring Edition of the 2013 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

 Click here to access the Spring 2013 JSNMA! This issue is focused on chronic diseases in the minority community. More than 130 million Americans suffer from chronic conditions today. The number continues to rise, as we are a population that is living longer. The leading causes of death from disease are from heart disease, cancer, […]

Teaching about race and health

Teaching about race and health

As a medical historian, I find the subject of race and health to be both the easiest and the hardest to present to my students. It’s easy because there is so much data to analyze, from W.E.B. DuBois’Philadelphia Negro (1899) to more recent work from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This agency, […]

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Black and Hispanic teens who go to school near fast-food restaurants are more likely to be overweight and to not benefit as much from exercise as white or Asian students, researchers have found. Because teens often make independent food choices before, during and after school when they are away from their parents, the investigators suggested […]

Research Assistant – Global Health

Research Assistant – Global Health

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Research Assistant to support the work of the Director of Global Health Policy. The successful candidate will have experience with research in economics and/or Global Health Policy.  The RA must demonstrate strong quantitative, analytical and communications skills. General Responsibilities: Under […]

Researchers Identify Genetic Signature of Deadly Brain Cancer

Researchers Identify Genetic Signature of Deadly Brain Cancer

A multi-institutional team of researchers have pinpointed the genetic traits of the cells that give rise to gliomas – the most common form of malignant brain cancer.  The findings, which appear in the journal Cell Reports, provide scientists with rich new potential set of targets to treat the disease. “This study identifies a core set of […]

I want to be a Doctor…and a Researcher…and an Educator…and a Magician!

I want to be a Doctor…and a Researcher…and an Educator…and a Magician!

I have a confession to make: I am almost 30 years old, and I do not know what I want to be when I grow up. I’ve been a full time student since I was in kindergarten. That means straight through elementary, middle, and high school. And then undergrad. And then, when I decided “to […]

How physician-owned hospitals are making teaching hospitals pay

How physician-owned hospitals are making teaching hospitals pay

I always believed that, if we could harness the entrepreneurial spirit of the American physician, we could be capable of great things. Physician decisions drive much of what is good and bad about our health care system. Their pens are the biggest driver of cost and their vigilance is the most significant driver of quality. […]

Study: Cheap vinegar test cut cervical cancer deaths in India; could help many poor countries

Study: Cheap vinegar test cut cervical cancer deaths in India; could help many poor countries

MUMBAI, India – A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the top cancer killer of women. Doctors reported the results Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago. Experts called the outcome “amazing” and said this […]

New Discoveries in Head and Neck Cancers

New Discoveries in Head and Neck Cancers

Shutting down inflammation within the body, and then harnessing the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells, could provide the one-two punch needed to effectively treat head and neck cancers, according to researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Research into the pivotal role played by the inflammatory molecule inducible nitric oxide synthase […]