IU experts available to discuss health equity research and impact this Black History Month

Indiana University School of Medicine is home to the Health Equity Advancing through Learning Health Systems Research (HEAL-R) Collaborative, which works to bring equity research to health care delivery. Leaders of the collaborative are available to discuss the important of health…

GW Expert Available: Developing sustainable and inclusive tourism among Indigenous communities in the United States

Native tourism, tourism that directly engages Indigenous tribes, is booming in North America and there’s been significant growth and interest in places like South Dakota. On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, one professor at the George Washington University is highlighting the continued…

National Academies report identifies ways to reduce intergenerational poverty in US

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 25, 2023 — A report released Thursday, Sept. 21, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies evidence-based programs and policies, such as increased K-12 spending for school districts serving low-income students, to combat intergenerational poverty in the United States.

Sasin Chula is the First in Thailand to Uphold IDEALS Policy that Promotes Diversity and Equity as well as Inclusion for Sustainable Organizations and Businesses

Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University is set to become a focal point for DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) efforts.

An antiracist approach to intelligence research: Q&A with LaTasha Holden

Traditional perceptions of intelligence may have created unfair limitations for students, especially those from historically marginalized communities. Beckman researcher and psychology professor LaTasha Holden believes that changing our fundamental understanding of what intelligence is can help develop antiracist practices and build a more equitable society.

Multicultural Psychology Consultation Team promotes culturally responsive care in hospital system

The synergistic epidemics of COVID-19, racial injustice, and health inequities have prompted patients and communities to press harder for culturally responsive health care. In Harvard Review of Psychiatry (HRP), published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer, members of the originating Multicultural Psychology Consultation Team (MPCT) describe how they’re delivering culturally responsive mental health treatment while promoting inclusive health care workplace environments.

UC Irvine joins Unizin consortium to enhance student success

The University of California, Irvine has joined Unizin, a consortium of leading academic and research institutions committed to optimizing digital transformation in higher education. As a member, UCI has access to knowledge sharing and analytics tools to elevate its data-informed student success initiative UCI Compass.

LBBC Spring Patient Experience Newsletter: Equity and Financial Toxicity

While Keneene Lewis of Atlanta was undergoing chemotherapy in 2019, bill collectors were calling her home. Today, she encourages those she meets to speak up and advocate for themselves. Plus, new FDA guidance on the risk factors of dense breasts, and the petition demanding equitable access to DIEP flap breast reconstruction.

Terrance Mayes, EdD, and Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD, FACS, Announced as Leaders for NCCN Forum on Equity

National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s new Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Directors Forum is working together to improve diversity of clinical staff representation across nation’s leading academic cancer centers.

Paul Farmer Collaborative to Amplify Work and Honor Legacy of Global Health Champion

A $50 million gift from Woburn, Mass.-based Cummings Foundation will build upon and amplify the work of the late Paul Farmer, a champion of global health.

The gift establishes the Paul Farmer Collaborative of Harvard Medical School and the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda. It will be divided equally between the two institutions.

How the CSU is Prioritizing Students’ Needs

As a national leader in studying the prevalence of food and housing insecurity for college students, the California State University (CSU) understands the significant role basic needs play in student success. With 23 universities and nearly 460,000 students, the CSU engages in a number of systemwide efforts and community and university partnerships throughout California to maximize the support services available to its students.​

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Continues Drive to Diversify Research by Appointing New Biomedical Laureates

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today the appointment of two new Laureates as part of its Biomedical Laureates Program, bringing the total to five appointments for this year and furthering its institutional commitment to broadening faculty diversity and mentorship opportunities.

Kidneycure Grant Applications Now Open to Support Investigators Committed to Advancing Kidney Health

KidneyCure, the grants program supported by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Foundation, today announced that applications for its 2023 grants programs are now open. KidneyCure grants support clinical and basic research and kidney health investigators at key professional development milestones. The submission deadline is Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Grant applications and guidelines can be found at https://www.kidneycure.org/

UCI-led study finds pay practices, job barriers to blame for women making less than men

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 28, 2022 — Despite advances in gender equality, women still earn less than men in all advanced, industrialized societies. Who – or what – is to blame? A new 15-country study led by Andrew Penner at the University of California, Irvine, divides fault evenly between inequitable within-job salary structures and the decisions that route men and women into differently compensated roles.

First global survey of mayors shows urgent climate, infrastructure, equity challenges

A new global survey of city leaders underscores pressing challenges facing municipalities, including rising inequality, extreme heat and flood risks exacerbated by climate change, and a need to rebalance transportation systems that overly favor private automobiles.

ACTION FOR EQUITY: REMOVING ADMINISTRATIVE BARRIERS

This third installment in the five-part series focuses on how CSU campuses are eliminating administrative barriers to graduation, efforts that are closely tied to the other priorities, especially reenrollment efforts and summer credit opportunities.

MILLION DOLLAR DONATION FROM OTUSKA AND VISTERRA ESTABLISHES KIDNEYCURE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE RESEARCH SCHOLAR GRANT

The KidneyCure Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Research Scholar Grant, which was established with a $1 million donation from Otsuka and Visterra that the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will match, will be awarded every other year beginning in 2023.

Trials of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatments Routinely Exclude Sex, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity from Consideration in Outcomes

The manifestation of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and its social, health, and psychological implications depend in part on patient demographics. Yet researchers routinely exclude those demographics from analyses of non-medicinal AUD treatment trials, a review of studies has found. Consequently, little is known about how sex, gender, race, and ethnicity influence the effectiveness of those treatments, or which treatments are indicated — or not — for specific patients and communities. This is despite the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act in 1993 requiring that NIH-funded studies include diversity of sex/gender and race/ethnicity in their participant samples and analysis. Problematic alcohol use, which has high prevalence and low treatment rates, is a leading contributor to preventable death and disease. Non-pharmacological treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), contingency management, twelve-step programs, and more. Inequalitie

Mount Sinai’s Brendan Carr, MD, MS, Receives Prestigious “Chair of the Year Award” from Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association

The Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) of the American College of Emergency Physicians has honored Brendan G. Carr, MD, MS, Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System, with the prestigious “2022 Chair of the Year Award.” He is the only department chair in the country to receive this distinction for 2022, recognizing his exceptional leadership.

Penn’s Florencia Greer Polite, MD, Named to 2022 Carol Emmott Fellowship Class

Florencia Greer Polite, MD, chief of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for the 2022 Carol Emmott Fellowship class by the Carol Emmott Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving gender equity in healthcare leadership and governance.

NSF funds UCI project to boost STEM degree success for underrepresented students

The National Science Foundation has awarded almost $3 million over a five-year period to The Institute for Meaningful Engagement at the University of California, Irvine. This new education project will explore the environmental factors prompting underrepresented students to leave science, technology, engineering and math programs and investigate how faculty can foster better classroom cultures to retain them. A multidisciplinary leadership team will partner with the deans of UCI’s six STEM schools to accomplish this.

In News12 The Bronx Blog, Green Bronx Machine’s Stephen Ritz Weighs in on Back-to-School

As New York City public schools prepare to welcome back students next week, Green Bronx Machine founder, urban farmer and educator Stephen Ritz recently shared his thoughts about the return to the classroom in these unprecedented times in a new blog published on New 12 The Bronx’s web site.

Equity in STEM can be driven by scientific societies

In a new paper published in The Anatomical Record, authors Dr. Melissa A. Carroll (The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences), Shawn Boynes (American Association for Anatomy), Dr. Loydie A. Jerome-Majewska (McGill University), and Dr. Kimberly S. Topp (University of California San Francisco), discuss how scientific societies can be drivers of change in academia, focusing on the American Association for Anatomy as a case study.

Student equity scholar Frances Contreras named dean of UCI School of Education

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 18, 2021 — Frances Contreras, who is widely acclaimed for her research on academic diversity and access from preschool to the Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. She will assume her new role on Jan. 1, 2022. Contreras is currently associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as professor of education studies, at the University of California, San Diego.