The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will enroll 11 partner medical schools in its Anti-Racist Transformation (ART) in Medical Education initiative, which seeks to use a formal change management process developed at Mount Sinai to address deeply entrenched racism and bias. The initiative has received generous support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
Experts at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) are calling attention to a crisis in sex education, specifically the continued creation and endorsement of abstinence-only curricula being taught across the U.S. The commentary in the Journal of Adolescent Health is a response to the Medical Institute for Sexual Health’s recently released K-12 Standards for Optimal Sexual Health, which the authors find deeply flawed for its scientific inaccuracies, omitted topics, and misdirected focus on marriage and abstinence as solutions to adolescent sexual health.
- Journal of Adolescent Health
MN-SCIMS, led by the Dr. Leslie Morse, will be an interdisciplinary team in the upper Midwest to expand research and inform clinical care on spinal cord injuries.
A UT Dallas researcher examined how celebrities talked about COVID-19 in social media posts and found that they encouraged healthy behavior in the pandemic’s early stages.
- Atlantic Journal of Communication
An antidepressant best known as Prozac could offer the first treatment for the leading cause of blindness among people over 50, new research suggests.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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One of the most controversial topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person schooling, wasn’t necessarily determined by the severity of the virus. New research from Michigan State University reveals how political partisanship influenced schools’ reopening plans amid the global pandemic.
- Educational Researcher