Diversity in Medicine
Columbia names interim chair of psychiatry after Twitter controversy
The announcement is Columbia’s latest response to a social media furor involving the university’s former chair of psychiatry.
Former APA president suspended by Columbia for ‘racist’ tweet
“I’ve hurt many, and I am beginning to understand the work ahead to make needed personal changes and over time to regain your trust.”
Poor trial representation tied to worse breast cancer survival
Patient groups such as patients of color, older patients, and those with comorbidities are not well represented in clinical trials, and it remains...
Early in career, female academic docs earn less than males: study
The earning potential of women in most specialties is 10% less than their male colleagues over the course of the first 10 years of their careers...
Breast cancer now leading cause of cancer death in Black women
"Black women are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer than White women despite a lower risk of being diagnosed with the disease."
100 coauthored papers, 10 years: Cancer transplant pioneers model 'team science'
MSKCC medical oncologists share expertise in HSCT, Spanish background, a gift for mentoring, and 100 peer-reviewed publications written together...
Antibiotic choices for inpatients with SSTIs vary by race
Clindamycin was more often prescribed for Black patients than White patients.
Hypertension protocols curb racial bias in therapeutic inertia
Racial disparities in treatment intensification were not seen within the strict confines of blood pressure management in the SPRINT trial, a new...
AHA advice for diabetes patients to stay heart healthy
Fewer than one in five Americans meet targets for blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipids.
Study finds more adverse maternal outcomes in women with disabilities
The findings “may be a direct reflection of the challenges women with all types of disabilities face when accessing and receiving care, which is...