FAU, Broward Health to Partner on Academic Medicine

FAU and Broward Health on Monday announced a partnership agreement that will provide academic medicine to Broward County, and opportunities to collaborate in the areas of education, clinical training and practice, health services administration and research.

UTSW scientists identify brain circuit that triggers rare, blood sugar-dependent epilepsy

A small group of brain cells linked in a circuit is responsible for setting off whole-brain seizures in a rare form of epilepsy affected by blood sugar levels, a study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. The finding, published in Science Translational Medicine, could lead to new treatments for other metabolic disorders in the brain, the authors said.

Cell competition may explain cancer relapses, UT Southwestern research suggests

A normal process called cell competition, in which healthy tissues eliminate unhealthy cells, could be responsible for cancer relapses in patients months or years after they were declared cancer-free

$50M Perot family gift expands UT Southwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program

The Perot family, The Perot Foundation, and The Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation have provided a transformative $50 million endowment for UT Southwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), among the nation’s elite programs that provide graduates a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree to strengthen the advancement of laboratory discoveries into the clinical arena. Funding will provide a permanent endowment for the Perot Family Scholars Medical Scientist Training Program – one of just 54 M.D./Ph.D. training programs in the country supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Desai Sethi Urology Institute Draws Renowned Urologists, Researchers to Inaugural ‘Urology on the Beach’ Meeting, January 2023

The Desai Sethi Urology Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will be hosting urology clinicians and scientists from today’s most prominent academic centers at the institute’s inaugural in-person “Urology on the Beach” meeting, January 13 to 15, 2023, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

RUSH, Franciscan to Partner on Clinical Services for Cancer, Neurosciences

Chicago-based Rush University System for Health and Franciscan Alliance, Inc., are partnering to jointly develop and provide clinical services to improve the availability of health care to patients in Northwest Indiana, giving patients streamlined access to subspecialty care in their own communities.

Vicki Noble, MD, appointed Chair of Department of Emergency Medicine at UH Cleveland Medical Center, and Emergency Medicine Physician-in-Chief for system

Vicki Noble, MD, has been named Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Emergency Medicine Physician-in-Chief for the UH health system.

Ohio State Recruits Michigan’s Dr. Carol Bradford as College of Medicine Dean

The Ohio State University welcomes a well-known physician-scientist in the field of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery to lead its College of Medicine, subject to approval by the university’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Carol R. Bradford will become the 15th dean of the medical college and vice president for Health Sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, beginning Oct. 1.

The Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. Renews Partnerships with Takeda and Bridge Medicines, LLC

To date, work done within the Tri-I TDI has resulted in the launch of two New York City–based companies and the licensing of six therapeutic discovery programs.

Women Have Substantially Less Influence on Twitter than Men in Academic Medicine

Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Although the average number of tweets among all researchers tend to be consistent, women trail behind men in follower counts, regardless of how active they are on Twitter. The findings, which hold implications for larger questions around gender disparities in academic medicine, are published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.