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At Academy Health: On the Front Lines of Equity and Payment Incentives - Preview

Three medical provider teams working with a variety of partners in urban and rural settings are using innovative payment and delivery system changes in an attempt to reduce disparities. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Finding Answers (http://www.solvingdisparities.org) program, they will detail their experiences at a June 26 panel at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in New Orleans, LA. @FndgAnswers

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Prof. @contreraslegals of @sjquinney & @uutah available to discuss implications of #SCOTUS ruling in #Tam case. #trademarks

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Complex Links Between Latino Acculturation and Drinking

“Acculturation” occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the beliefs and behaviors of another group. Research on alcohol use among Latino populations often focuses on acculturative processes and associated stressors that influence drinking. This review investigated how effective a measure of acculturation is at predicting several drinking behaviors among Latinos.

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International Study Identifies New Genetic Risk Factors for Testicular Cancer

Peter Kanetsky, Ph.D., M.P.H., chair of the Cancer Epidemiology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center, and colleagues from the International TEsticular CAncer Consortium (TECAC), launched a large analysis of five major testicular cancer studies to investigate genetic risk factors linked to TGCT. Their results, which uncovered eight new genetic markers associated with TGCT, were published in the June 12 issue of Nature Genetics.

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Open TV Helps Web Series About Queer People of Color Get HBO Deal

HBO has purchased rights to the wildly popular web series “Brown Girls,” a show set in Chicago about straight and queer women of color developed as part of Northwestern University professor Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian’s research project, Open TV (beta). 

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Muslim Women’s Experiences with Stigma, Discrimination and Abuse Are Associated with Depression in America

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UAB study examines relationships between stigma, discrimination, abuse and depression in American Muslim women.

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Black, White Men View Impacts of Prostate Cancer Treatment Differently, Study Finds

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UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center surveyed 1,171 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in North Carolina, finding that while both white and black men were concerned about curing their cancer and the quality-of-life impacts of treatment, more black men considered other social and personal factors -- such as recovery time and cost -- to be very important in their treatment decision-making.

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First-Generation Students Make Up More Than Half of UCI’s Class of 2017

More than 7,500 students and their families will attend University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, June 16, through Monday, June 19, in the Bren Events Center.

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Higher Risk of Suicide among Israelis Who Immigrated during the Second World War from Countries Where Most Jews Were Murdered in the Holocaust

A new study held at the University among Holocaust survivors has revealed a specific population group with a high suicide rate. The study found that people who immigrated to Israel from countries where most of the Jewish population was murdered in the Holocaust, such as Germany, Austria, Poland, and Greece, show the highest suicide rates.







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