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Racial disparities in pediatric humeral condyle fractures in the emergency department

Racial disparities in pediatric humeral condyle fractures in the emergency department

By: Brianna Caraet, MS III Eastern Virginia Medical School Previous studies have demonstrated racial differences in emergency department (ED) patient care of minorities (namely, African Americans and Hispanics) as compared to their Caucasian counterparts presenting with similar illnesses or injuries. The triage system is intended to be a standardized and objective approach to prioritize patients […]

Multidisciplinary initiatives to tackle racial bias: Reflections from Uc San Diego, School of Medicine

Multidisciplinary initiatives to tackle racial bias: Reflections from Uc San Diego, School of Medicine

By: Naeemah Munir, MPH; Kelechi Anudokem, MPH; Nadine Patton, MAS; Nicole Tantoco, MPH 1University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Program in Medical Education – Health Equity Through this reflection of our experiences at University of California San Diego, School of Medicine (UCSD SoM), we will discuss the importance of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) […]

How a formalized, medical student-led mentorship program aims to encourage underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue medicine

How a formalized, medical student-led mentorship program aims to encourage underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue medicine

By: Tim Baerg1‡, Ayotomiwa Ojo2, Amelia Bahamonde1, Anjola Onadipe1, Jasmyne Jackson 1 School of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 3852 E Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA 2 College of Literature Science and the Arts, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 500 S. State St., Ann Arbor MI 48109, USA Several studies have shown […]

Streptococcus Pneumoniae Sepsis in children with sickle cell disease in the Prevnar era

Streptococcus Pneumoniae Sepsis in children with sickle cell disease in the Prevnar era

Olufunke Y. Ogunfolami BS1 Stephen C. Nelson MD2 Kristin L. Moquist CPNP2 Jane M. Hennessy CPNP2 1. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Flint, MI USA. 2. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Minneapolis, MN USA. Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disease of red blood cells. Among the many […]

Your Story Matters: Medical Students & Research

Your Story Matters: Medical Students & Research

 YOUR STORY MATTERS  SNMA Members in the Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)   Alanna Tisdale, MS4, Warren Alpert Medical School                 Roger Murayi, MS3, Perelman School of Medicine   How did you become involved with SNMA? RM: It started in undergrad when I joined the MAPS chapter. During […]

Case Study: Capillary Leak Syndrome (Clarkson's Disease)

Case Study: Capillary Leak Syndrome (Clarkson’s Disease)

Submitted by: Sung Hak (Steve) Choi Doctor of Osteopathy, OMS IV University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine schoi@une.edu CC: “Hives on the chest and belly” HPI: A 54YO female with a PMH of capillary leak syndrome (Clarkson syndrome), GERD, hiatal hernia, osteoporosis, HTN, MDD c/o worsening hives for 1 day. Pt. states that […]

Satcher Fellowships 2010-2011

Satcher Fellowships 2010-2011

The research of these fellows address how cultural and/or language barriers can affect the quality of care and were presented at the 2011 AMEC in Indianapolis.

Bench to Bedside – Using research approaches to impact healthcare

The 2011 Wilbert C. Jordan research award recipients are pioneering new, and working with existing, clinical science methodologies to positively impact current and future therapeutic strategies.

The Physician Supply and International Medical Graduates

The Physician Supply and International Medical Graduates

Traditionally, discussions regarding the physician shortage and primary care gap have focused on the attitudes, career decisions, and supply of U.S. medical students. An alternative approach is to increase the International Medical Graduate supply stream. A two pronged approach involves a standardized basic sciences curriculum and utilizing new organizations introduced in healthcare reform to increase the physician supply.

Migration of Plasmodium Sporozoite through Host cells

Malaria kills close to a million people yearly. It is most prevalent in countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia (Breman , 2004). The Plasmodium parasites in mosquitoes that cause malaria can be transmitted to humans by mosquito vectors of the genus Anopheles. A female mosquito bite transfers the parasite from an infected Anopheles mosquito to the human body and the Plasmodium sporozoites eventually make their way to the liver (Sinnis, 2007). The life cycle of sporozoites both in the mosquito as well as the host cell is important to consider because each step determines infection (Mota, 2001). Sporozoites are made and released in the mosquito midgut; they bind to the salivary glands and inhabit their secretory cells. Once they enter the mammalian host cell, they travel to the liver and traverse multiple cells until successfully invading hepatocytes (Coppi, 2007). Without successful invasion of hepatocytes, the infection is not viable.