NEJM Article Explores Challenges of Creating a Diverse Medical Workforce (nejm.org) As U.S. demographics shift, challenges continue in creating a diverse medical workforce that is representative of the population, according to a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Opening Access to Info from Clinical Trials Holds Great Promise, Research Finds (njspotlight.com) Rutgers chancellor's paper finds GlaxoSmithKline data is spurring fresh analyses, could lead to new treatments. Many Americans are worried about making sure their health data remains absolutely private. But a newly published paper suggests major benefits could result when pharmaceutical companies share data about patients who undergo clinical trials.
AAMC Ebola Website to House Latest Resources for Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals (aamc.com.com) A new page on the AAMC website contains links to information and resources for the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals about Ebola and protocols for protecting health care workers from the virus. The site includes printable checklists, downloadable videos for donning and doffing protective equipment, and a video "Lessons Learned" from Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the two academic medical centers that have successfully treated patients infected with the virus.
DoD to train medical support team for U.S. (ahanews.com) In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense will train a 30-person medical support team that could provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States if required, the agency said.