The Thomas Jefferson Award honors a member of the Emory faculty or staff who has significantly enriched the intellectual and civic life of the Emory community. In addition to providing hands-on care and enlisting the support of other area providers to meet the needs of the underserved, Moore has written grants and helped fundraise millions […]
The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice recognizes health care providers who have made significant contributions to education or practice through the development or adoption of new technologies. The Bayada Judges have deemed that the Pedia BP®, as a novel smartphone application to assess pediatric high blood pressure that has […]
David Reznik has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Running around the school yard during recess used to leave Eugene Pennington wheezing. The third-grader at KIPP Harmony Academy in North Baltimore has asthma, a condition that can make it difficult for him to breathe when he plays football or baseball.
You’ve heard of food deserts — often low-income neighborhoods that are more than a mile from a grocery store. Now another service desert is on the rise in these same neighborhoods: pharmacy deserts. As pharmacies slowly begin to close down on Chicago’s South and West sides, residents are finding it harder to access needed medication.
The Clinical Scholars Program and Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) sponsored an afternoon Poverty Simulation session on January 24 followed by a full-day training for facilitators on January 25. In addition to Clinical Scholars and CHER staff, the events were attended by RWJF staff and RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars. Training was provided by […]
In recent years, pharmacies have increasingly become frontline health care providers, offering a range of services from drug counseling to immunizations to physicals. But in poor communities of color on the West and South Sides of the city, many pharmacies have closed their doors, creating so-called “pharmacy deserts.” These areas can have profound health consequences […]
Clinical Scholars Fellows from Team Raíces Fuertes joined Culture of Health Leaders, Riana Anderson, Leroy “Buster” Silva, and Leigh Caswell, during the Health Policy Research Scholars Winter Institute in January.
Even if she wanted to, Chatham resident Emma Washington, 77, cannot skip going to the pharmacy — she relies on 12 medications to stay alive. She typically visits the pharmacy at least three times every month, as she said her insurance does not often cover refills for all of the medicines she needs in one […]
Twenty-five years ago, having completed my family-medicine residency, I left Houston to start a two-year stint practicing in a remote village of fewer than 2,000 souls in the Appalachian Mountains of Ohio.
Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, MPH, will be the College of Medicine’s chair of psychiatry beginning Jan. 1, 2018. He will play a vital role in the college’s mission to impact the standards and delivery of care related to mental health and substance use disorders in the commonwealth.
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million—the largest gift ever received by Emory—to find new cures, develop innovative patient care models, and improve lives while enhancing the health of people in need.
Bassett Pediatrician Creates State’s First Rural Pediatric Registry to Study Health Outcomes among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth
“There is not a lot of evidence to help inform clinical care of transgender and gender nonconforming youth, particularly for rural areas,” explains Anne Gadomski, MD, pediatrician and director of the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, NY. Gadomski was recently recognized by the NYS Department of Health for her work in support of gender wellness; […]
Towards practical model for community engagement: Advancing the art and science in academic health centers
Community engagement (CE) has become more prevalent among academic health centers (AHCs), with significant diversity in practices and language. The array of approaches to CE contributes to confusion among practitioners.
Bernalillo County partners with South Valley Community programs to end racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice
Why do they run away? That was the question Bernalillo County’s juvenile justice program staff wanted answered after they noticed a trend. In Albuquerque’s South Valley, youth were leaving home while under house arrest, prompting a warrant and jail time.
Medical College of Wisconsin-Led Project to Address Opioid Use Disorder Earns Funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Military veterans can experience high levels of chronic pain due to their military service, and are at risk of developing addiction from the opiates used to treat their pain. Nationwide, opioid addiction and misuse is becoming an epidemic.
In the classroom, a student complaining about having trouble breathing can turn into a health emergency in a heartbeat. But for students enrolled in KIPP Baltimore, a public charter elementary and middle school, a quick trip to the school-based health center allows them to be treated on site as they would at a doctor’s office.
In some city neighborhoods pharmacies appear to be in abundant supply, but in others they are few and far between. As with areas that lack access to grocery stores, many residents of Chicago now live in “pharmacy deserts.”
In well-heeled parts of town, national chains (of the increasingly swanky variety) seem to pop up with the ubiquity of coffee shops. But in less affluent areas, pharmacy closures have reached a level where some neighborhoods are what researchers call “pharmacy deserts.”
A new hospital-based program is helping troubled youth get back on track. Organizers want to encourage them to abandon a life on the streets and to keep them out of emergency rooms. This is now happening on the Nebraska Medicine campus and for some people the program is working.
Bassett Medical Center welcomed a national leader in transgender health and gender confirmation surgery Thursday, where she discussed cultural competency and the needs of transgender patients.
The Hartwick College Department of Nursing will present the 2017 O’Connor Chair Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre, on the College campus. Dr. Diane Georgeson, a practitioner at the Gender Wellness Center at Oneonta FoxCare’s Susquehanna Family Practice, is the guest speaker.
At the Marshfield Clinic dental center in Chippewa Falls, Wis., hygienist Karen Eslinger is getting her room ready. It’s all quite routine — covering the chair’s headrest with plastic, opening instruments, wiping down trays. But then she starts getting creative.
The New York State Health Department has signaled that it intends to allow transgender youths to receive Medicaid coverage for hormones that forestall puberty, wiping away prohibitions that have been criticized by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups.
Recent studies have indicated an increased need for preventive mental health and social services among Filipinos, in part because of higher rates of problem behaviors such as substance use, high school dropout, and teen births compared to other Asian subgroups. Filipino adolescents were also found to have increased reports of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts […]