Category Archives: Research

Starting with Cells: Rethinking Science as a Place for Women

By Ann C. Bonham, PhD and Diana Lautenberger, MA The recent Science article on stereotypes about innate genius and the impact it has for women in science fields is the latest in a series of discouraging reports. It brings to … Continue reading

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Responding to the Need for Innovation in GME

By Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd & Ayres Heller, MEd One of the most exciting developments in medical education happened last summer when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, “Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs.” … Continue reading

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Scholarship in Medical School: Skating to Where the Puck Will Be

By Rachel K. Wolfson, MD, and Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP When we were in medical school, medical students could opt to participate in traditional research at some point, generally the summer between the first two years of medical school, … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Education Should Include Researchers Too

By Michael J. Friedlander, PhD The article in the most recent issue of the AAMC’s Analysis in Brief, “Interprofessional Educational Opportunities and Medical Students’ Understanding of the Collaborative Care of Patients,” by Drs. Grbic, Caulfield, and Matthew, provides an interesting and … Continue reading

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My view: Now is the time to invest in NIH

Originally posted on Deseret News Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 By Vivian Lee, MD, Ph. D. Now is the time to make up for the past decade of stagnant funding for NIH. As the senior vice president of the University of Utah … Continue reading

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Medicine Is an Information Science: We Must Grow with the Pace of Our Data

By Harlan Krumholz,MD Medicine is an information science. The volume, velocity, and variety of data and information that suffuses the medical profession are unprecedented and growing at a rapid pace. The medical landscape is changing from one in which medical … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition, July 2014

Okay, so the vaunted summer polar vortex didn’t exactly bring the expected plummeting temperatures this week, but at least the oppressive humidity is lessened. Along with that refreshing change, some fresh thoughts from our Health Wonkers: Over at InsureBlog, Henry … Continue reading

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Sex Cells! Addressing Sex Differences in Pre-Clinical Research

By Ann Bonham, PhD Janine Clayton and Francis Collins published an important commentary in Nature yesterday on the need to address sex differences in preclinical research that relies on cell and animal models. They outline some of the steps the … Continue reading

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