Black and Hispanic Women Receive Lower Doses of Postpartum Pain Medication, According to New Study

Inequities in pain medication treatment received postpartum, after giving birth, were found in a Cedars-Sinai study of 18,000 women. The disparities were observed even among patients reporting the highest pain levels.

Study reveals racial disparities in Huntington’s disease diagnoses

New research led by UCLA Health revealed that Black patients with Huntington’s disease in the U.S. and Canada received their diagnoses, on average, one year later compared to White patients after symptoms first appear.

Internationally Trained Female Oncologists Face Many Discrimination Challenges in the U.S.

ASCO: A new study highlights workplace discrimination reported by internationally trained female oncologists. Dr. Coral Olazagasti will present study findings that showed female oncologists reported much higher levels of gender or race/ethnicity-based discrimination than their male counterparts.

Cedars-Sinai Expert Selected to Lead California Maternal Health Panel

Cedars-Sinai maternal-fetal medicine leader Kimberly Gregory, MD, MPH, is the new chair of the California Pregnancy-Associated Review Committee (CA-PARC).

Study Finds Racial Gaps in Renal Complications Persist for Children with Lupus

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that while hospitalized children with juvenile lupus have fewer adverse kidney outcomes overall, significant racial gaps for developing these complications persist and do not seem to be narrowing (Abstract #0956).

Blacks and Native Americans More Likely to Have COVID-19 Complications Than Whites with Similar Medical Histories

Blacks and Native Americans with health problems prior to contracting COVID-19 are more likely to have longer hospital stays, require treatment with a ventilator, and have a higher risk of death than Whites who have similar preexisting conditions, according to a new nationwide study led by University of Utah Health scientists.

$3.5 Million Grant Supports Effort Led by Penn Medicine to Diversify Alzheimer’s Disease Research

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s CURE program announced it will award a $3.5M grant to Penn Medicine researchers and community partners to address the underrepresentation of Black adults in Alszheimer’s Disease research. The grant supports the Aging Brain Cohort Dedicated to Diversity (ABCD2) study, a research and training initiative led by David Wolk, MD.

Research shows race is a factor in disparities of symptom prevalence and response to treatment in multiple sclerosis treatment

Black and Hispanic patients develop more disabilities from multiple sclerosis (MS) and respond to treatments for the disease differently compared to white patients who also have the disease, according to recent findings by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) at the Americans Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis Forum 2021.

Exploring Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening among Patients with Diabetes

Researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has received $400,000 in awards to help identify and overcome multi-level factors such as patient, health professionals and clinic systems affecting optimal use of colorectal cancer preventative screening options for patients with elevated medical and social risks throughout the United States.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Celebrates 200th Anniversary and Honors its Pioneering Black Physician

Hosts Dedication for a Former Slave Who Became Country’s First African American Eye and Ear Specialist

Talking With Children About Race and Racism—an Age-by-Age Guide

Talking to children about racism can be daunting. How much should you discuss? How young is too young? What if you don’t have all the answers? Pediatrician and health policy researcher Ashaunta Anderson, MD, MPH, MSHS, FAAP, is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics who has served as a member of organization’s Task Force on Addressing Bias and Discrimination. She says it’s never too early to talk to kids about race.