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Anger More Harmful to Health of Older Adults Than Sadness

Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the Ame...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychology and Aging

Embargo expired on 09-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Patient Registries Could Help Control Spread of Antibiotic Bacteria

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)—bacteria that have high levels of resistance to most antibiotics—could be reduced if only...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Embargo expired on 09-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Unlocking odd DNA structure could open up new approaches for treating cancer

An unusual form of DNA, G-quadruplex, is known to exist under laboratory conditions, but a research team led by Sean Kerwin of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University has developed an innovative technique to detect if i...

– Texas State University


Good genes: Researchers break down DNA of world’s largest mammals to discover how whales defy the cancer odds

In examining the DNA of a variety of whales, Northern Arizona University researcher Marc Tollis and an international team of scientists found these giant mammals have genetically adapted to protect against cancer. They want to know how this could pre...

– Northern Arizona University

Molecular Biology and Evolution

How Nipah Virus Spreads From Person to Person: Lessons From 14 Years of Investigations

The deadly Nipah virus, which is carried by bats and occasionally infects people, is more likely to be transmitted from person to person when the infected patient is older, male and/or has breathing difficulties, according to a study co-led by scient...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

New England Journal of Medicine


Connecting journalists with quality fact check sources, Newswise adds Google Fact Check

This month, Newswise launches Google Fact Check as a new submission option for their network of communicators at more than 400 institutions worldwide. Submissions to this feed will be configured specifically for indexing as a fact check article in Go...

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 08-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial and financial divides in which Americans receive effective treatments for opioid addiction. Those differences have only grown larger as the n...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Psychiatry, DOI:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0876

Embargo expired on 08-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

How Do You Find a Virus That’s Completely Unknown? Study Says, Look to the Genome

Researchers have identified a previously unknown viral family, which turns out to be the second-most common DNA virus in human lung and mouth specimens, where it is associated with severe critical illness and gum disease.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Host Microbe; R61-HL137063, R01-HL113252

Embargo expired on 08-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Study shows MD Anderson-developed drug effective in overcoming ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphoma

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center demonstrated how a small molecule drug discovered at the institution may help overcome resistance to treatment with ibrutinib in patients with mantle cell lymphoma.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 08-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

Broccoli Sprout Compound May Restore Brain Chemistry Imbalance Linked to Schizophrenia

In a series of recently published studies using animals and people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have further characterized a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate. And ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Psychiatry; MH-094268, MH-092443, MH-084018, MH-105660, MH-107730, MH-096263, EB015909, K08NS057824, NS057824

Researchers Discover New Pathway for Improving Metabolic Health

Blocking the action of an enzyme involved in protein digestion may improve metabolic health, according to a new study published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The paper was chosen as an A...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Australian doctors overprescribing flu antivirals

Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance to these medications, researchers from the...

– University of Adelaide

BMJ Open

Research highlights role of psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity

New research, published in the research journal Obesity, has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress

– University of Liverpool


Negative economic messaging impacting on suicide rates, says new research

Relentless negative reporting on economic downturns is impacting on people's emotions and contributing to the suicide rate, according to new research.

– University of Portsmouth

The Social Science Journal

Physical and Mental Health of Seniors Linked to Optimism, Wisdom and Loneliness

In a new study of older adults living in a senior continuing care facility, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine parse how distinctive factors, such as wisdom, loneliness, income and sleep quality, impact the physical ...

– University of California San Diego Health

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

HSS Researchers Advance Understandings of the Cellular Mechanisms Driving Rheumatoid Arthritis

HSS Scientists Publish Two Studies On RA Treatment Strategies

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Nature Immunology

The art of the circus

From tightrope to trapeze, circus arts have long fascinated and inspired people of all ages. Now, research from the University of South Australia is revealing the true value of circus skills and their unique ability to deliver significant mental heal...

– University of South Australia

International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure

CRISPR Screening and Acetaldehyde Tolerance; Systems Toxicology for Predicting Renal Toxicity; and More Featured in May 2019 Toxicological Sciences

Editor’s Highlights include papers on CRISPR screening, predicting renal toxicity, PAHs and endocrine effects on testicular gap junctions, and vincristine-induced atresia in ovarian follicles

– Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences, Volume 169 Issue 1, May 2019

Young Woman with Type 1 Diabetes has Lifesaving Care at Danbury Hospital

Twenty-three year old Lauren Williams was rushed to Danbury Hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious complication of Type 1 diabetes. Danbury Hospital emergency, progressive care, and endocrinology care teams are highly skilled at effecti...

– Western Connecticut Health Network

The Demand for Special Needs Dentists

A severe shortage of special needs dentists, and a booming population of patients with physical disabilities and behavioral disorders, has left special needs dentists struggling to meet the demand.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Medical Minute: Hold the Added Sugar

The sugar in fruit is different from the sugar in a doughnut. Learn why – and how to steer your children toward natural sugars.

– Penn State Health


Key Step in Transformation of B Cells to Antibody-Secreting Cells Described

Researchers have detailed the role of a key controlling factor in the transformation of B cells into antibody-secreting cells, cells that make antibodies to fight invading pathogens like viruses. The factor also is needed for memory B cells to respon...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Immunity; AI109962; AI078907; AI110508; AI125180; HL069409; AI097357; AI061061 ; AI23733-01

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Can a Mobile Phone-Based Behavioral Intervention Affect Weight Regain?

A scalable, mobile phone-based intervention designed to slow weight regain after an initial weight loss had no significant effect on participants’ weight, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Falko Sniehotta from Newcastle U...


Plos Medicine

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

Potential New Target Emerges for Preventing Preterm Birth

Experts at Cincinnati Children’s report that the systemic inflammatory process that triggers preterm birth begins in an unexpected location that suggests new ways to develop preventative medications.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cell Reports, May 7, 2019

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Blackout or pass-out? What twins tell us about sensitivity to alcohol

A new study involving more than three thousand adult twins from Australia has investigated the contributions of genetic and environmental factors to blacking and passing out after drinking. Twins are an important resource for health research, includi...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Global Health Benefits of Climate Action Offset Costs

New research in Nature Communications reports that immediate, dramatic cuts in carbon emissions – aggressive enough to meet the Paris Climate Agreement – are economically sound if human health benefits are factored in.

– University of Vermont

Nature Communications ,10.1038/s41467-019-09499-x

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 05:00 ET

Damaged Lungs Regenerated in Study

A new technique to rehabilitate lungs that are too damaged to be considered for transplant could benefit an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nature Communications; R01 HL120046, U01 HL134760, P41 EB002520

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

New Approach Shows Regeneration of Severely Damaged Lungs

Researchers have—for the first time—demonstrated in a clinically relevant model that severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to meet transplantation criteria. Their new study describes the cross-circulation platform that maintained the donor lu...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Nature Communications, May 7 2019

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

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A Moody Gut Often Accompanies Depression—New Study Helps Explain Why

A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source – low serotonin – and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions simultaneously.

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gastroenterology, May 7, 2019

Embargo expired on 07-May-2019 at 00:15 ET

Early-stage compounds show promise in a lab model of advanced prostate cancer

In mouse models and prostate cancer cell lines, researchers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated the preliminary effectiveness of a new set of compounds that offer a potential advance in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant pro...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Clinical Cancer Research

Tumor Mutations May Predict Response to Immunotherapy

Checkpoint inhibitor drugs that stimulate the immune system have become a growing success story in the treatment of some cancers. But about half of patients whose tumors are marked by a large number of mutations from so-called mismatch repair genetic...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Science; T32 CA009685, 5P30 CA008748-50, and 1R01CA205426

Stem Cells Make More ‘Cargo’ Packets to Carry Cellular Aging Therapies

Johns Hopkins scientists report that adult cells reprogrammed to become primitive stem cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), make tiny “cargo packets” able to deliver potentially restorative or repairing proteins, antibodies or ot...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Stem Cells; R56 AG-057430

System Grading Doctors Is Inefficient, Needs Revisions

A system created to grade doctors and empower patients to make better decisions falls short of its goal of providing information useful to consumers, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.

– University of Michigan

JAMA Internal Medicine

Inari Medical Announces Publication of FLARE IDE Study Results

Inari Medical, Inc. announced today the publication of its 106-patient prospective multicenter FlowTriever Mechanical Pulmonary Embolectomy (FLARE) study for the treatment of intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism (PE). The study was published in JAC...

– Inari Medical

JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Patients of Medicare Providers Committing Fraud, Abuse More Likely To Be Poor, Disabled

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed providers excluded from Medicare for fraud and abuse, and found that the patients they treated prior to being banned were more likely to be minorities, disabled and dually-...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health Affairs

New Treatment for Severe Dry Eye Disease Promising in Early Clinical Trials

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a paper in Translational Vision Science and Technology.The trial compared eye dro...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Translational Vision Science and Technology

Biophysicists Resolve True Structure of Highly Promising Optogenetic Protein KR2 Rhodopsin

A team of biophysicists has discovered and studied the structure of the KR2 rhodopsin under physiological conditions. This pioneering work breaks ground for a future breakthrough in optogenetics, a highly relevant area of biomedicine with application...

– Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Science Advances

New ‘Jumping’ Superbug Gene Discovered, Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world’s few last-resort antibiotics.

– Cornell University

Mbio, May-2019

Research Into Brain’s Reaction to Motion Earns Significant Attention

Understanding how the brain reacts to acceleration is essential to designing more effective protective equipment and strategies for preventing traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering

Groundbreaking Study Could Lead to Fast, Simple Test for Ebola Virus

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus. The antibodies, which are inexpensive to produce, potentially could be used in a simple filter...

– Loyola University Health System

American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

Mayo Clinic y otros expertos piden enfocarse urgentemente en enfermedad cerebral que imita a la enfermedad de Alzhéimer

Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic, en colaboración con la Universidad de Kentucky, el Centro Médico Suroccidental de la Universidad de Texas, el Centro Médico de la Universidad de Rush, la Universidad de Cambridge en el Reino Unido y otras institu...

– Mayo Clinic


Technology Better Than Tape Measure for Identifying Lymphedema Risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Annals of Surgical Oncology; NIH/NCATS UL1 TR000445

Identifying Therapeutic Targets in Sepsis' Cellular Videogame

New research published in Cell Immunity has defined the chain of molecular events that goes awry in sepsis, opening up opportunities for new treatments.

– University of Kentucky

Cell Immunity Jun-2019; R01HL123927; R01HL142640; R21AI142063; K99HL145117

Exploring New Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases

A new grant will allow Michigan Medicine researchers to explore personalized approaches to treating autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and others.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

NIH-NIAID; University of Michigan Clinical Autoimmunity Center of Excellence; Grant #AWD012101

Push Yourself Not the Button

UCLA Nursing students create a campaign to encourage faculty, staff and fellow students to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

– UCLA School of Nursing

Antibiotics in Wastewater: UB Chemist Investigates a Disturbing Trend

Diana Aga's research examines how sewage treatment systems help — or don’t help — to eliminate antimicrobial drugs and their remnants, called residues, from wastewater before it’s discharged into rivers and lakes.

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– University at Buffalo


Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement Can Improve Outcomes in Low-Risk Surgical Patients

A new study examines the effects of TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve for low-risk patients.

– American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s 99th Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 06-May-2019 at 10:15 ET

Clinical Trial Concludes Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Can Be Considered for Patients in All Surgical Risk Classes

A new clinical trial finds transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be equivalent or potentially preferable to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for low risk patients.

– American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

AATS 99th Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 06-May-2019 at 16:15 ET

External Reference Drug Pricing Could Save Medicare Tens of Billions

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that prices for brand-name prescription drugs averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in the U.S. when compared with prices in the United Kingdom, Japan and the Canadian...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health Affairs

Embargo expired on 06-May-2019 at 16:00 ET

Men Taking Medications for Enlarged Prostate Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that men treated with medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) experienced a two-year delay in diagnosis of their prostate cancer and were twice as likel...

– University of California San Diego Health

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 06-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

‘Google Maps’ for Cancer: Image-Based Computer Model Reveals Finer Details of Tumor Blood Flow Behavior

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have developed something akin to a “Google Maps” approach for more accurately computing and visualizing the structural and functional blood vessel changes needed for tumor growth. By pairing high-qualit...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Scientific Reports; 1R01CA196701, 1R21CA175784, 5R01CA138264

Study: AI can detect depression in a child’s speech

A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are difficult to spot and often overlooked in young people. If u...

– University of Vermont

Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Pushing early beta-cell proliferation can halt autoimmune attack in type 1 diabetes model

Researchers at Joslin have found that increasing the proliferation and turnover of beta cells before signs of type 1 diabetes could halt the development of the disease.

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Nature Metabolism

Patients Reading Visit Notes Report Striking Benefit Over Time

A new study from OpenNotes examines the benefits of patients reading their doctors’ visit notes, specifically those from traditionally underserved populations.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

Study finds lifestyle factors that could harden arteries

A new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries.

– University of Georgia

American Journal of Hypertension

Program with community volunteers promising in reducing health-care use by older adults

Health TAPESTRY is a community-based program anchored in primary care where trained volunteers visit older adults in their home. Volunteers use technology to gather information on their goals, needs, and risks, and a summary is sent to interprofessio...

– McMaster University

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

Suicide more prevalent among physicians than general public

An article on five facts about physician suicide, authored by Sarah Tulk and Joy Albuquerque was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

– McMaster University

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

Researchers Discover Certain Skin-Related Stem Cells Could Help in Treating Neurogenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) affect millions of people worldwide and occur when parts of the nervous system lose function over time. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine


Obesity reprograms immune cells in breasts to promote tumor formation

Macrophages in adipose tissue (fat) link obesity to triple-negative breast cancer. Instead of fighting breast cancer, these immune cells actually promote it.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Journal of Experimental Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology Comments on Recent Study on Absorption of Sunscreen Ingredients

The study “Effect of Sunscreen Application Under Maximal Use Conditions on Plasma Concentration of Sunscreen Active Ingredients” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association addresses an important question about the potential for ...

– American Academy of Dermatology

Journal of the American Medical Association

Transplanting Gut Bacteria Alters Depression-Related Behavior, Brain Inflammation in Animals

Scientists have shown that transplanting gut bacteria, from an animal that is vulnerable to social stress to a non-stressed animal, can cause vulnerable behavior in the recipient. The research may someday lead to probiotic treatments for human psychi...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Molecular Psychiatry, online March 4, 2019

Tip Sheet: Studies On Opioid-Prescribing Practices

Although opioids play a key role in reducing pain when recovering from surgery, some patients transition to chronic users and become dependent on them. In order to find out what situations result in patients continuing to refill their opioid prescrip...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

The American Journal of Surgery

Tip Sheet: How bird flu travels to humans; radiation and cancer risk after bone marrow transplant; and a look at the potential of liquid biopsies

Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research, with links for additional background and media contacts.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

eLife; Nature Communications; Blood

Barriers to epilepsy surgery evaluation: Reports from physicians and patients

Though the success rate of epilepsy surgery can be higher than 80% for certain seizure types, only a small fraction of people with drug-resistant epilepsy are referred for surgical evaluation. A study of 185 people with epilepsy, all seen at clinics ...

– International League Against Epilepsy


ILAE creates curriculum and standards for epilepsy education worldwide

The International League Against Epilepsy's Task Force for Epilepsy Education has developed a roadmap for a competency-based curriculum in epileptology. The curriculum is meant to address educational gaps and strengthen the knowledge of all health pr...

– International League Against Epilepsy

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls on Health Care Providers Worldwide to STOP for Asthma

On World Asthma Day, the American Thoracic Society joins the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and other founding members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in recognizing this year’s theme: “STOP for asthma.” FIRS cal...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Dermatologists Say Sunscreen Is a Vital Tool in the Fight Against Skin Cancer, the Most Common Cancer in the U.S.

Recent news about sunscreen has many consumers confused about the best approach for sun protection, and some have questioned whether they should be using sunscreen at all. To help clear up the confusion, dermatologists from the American Academy of De...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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MedWire Announcements

The Tisch Cancer Institute and Precision Immunology Institute at Mount Sinai Launch Center for Computational Immunology

The Tisch Cancer Institute and the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched the Center for Computational Immunology, a hub that will help researchers studying cancer, genomics, machine learning, and ...

– Mount Sinai Health System

UAlbany Biologist Secures $3.4 Million to Study Fibrosis

$3.4 million grant awarded to the University at Albany from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will help scientists identify potential therapies for people suffering from the condition.

– University at Albany, State University of New York

NCCN Advances Cancer Research and Oncology Career Development with Young Investigator Awards, Poster Presentations, and Fellows Program

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network announces 2019 Young Investigator Award recipients, and provides information about abstract poster presentations and fellows program from NCCN 2019 Annual Conference.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Leader in Global Health and Emerging Pathogens at Mount Sinai Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Highest honor recognizing outstanding contributions to science

– Mount Sinai Health System

2019 Andrew Sabin Family Fellows share passion for Making Cancer History

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named eight researchers to the fourth annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows. Each researcher will receive $100,000 in funding over two years thanks to a $30 million endowment established by ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

iTHRIV Seeks Partners to Improve Public Health, Address Disparities Across Virginia

The Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), which aims to improve the health of people across the state and beyond, is seeking nonprofit or government organizations to partner with researchers to address community he...

– University of Virginia Health System

Media Registration Now Open for TCT 2019

Media registration is now open online for TCT 2019 (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics), the annual Scientific Symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). TCT is the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interven...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD appointed 100th president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Pioneering and internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, Vaughn Starnes appointed 100th president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery

– University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

ISPOR Releases Annual Report Highlighting a Year of Milestones

ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, today released its 2018 Annual Report. The report highlights a very productive year with Society achieving a number of notable milestones.

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Young Radiology Leaders Awarded Scholarships to Attend ACR Radiology Leadership Institute Summit

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) has awarded 10 scholarships to radiology residents and fellows to attend the 2019 RLI Leadership Summit. The RLI is dedicated to providing leadership and business manageme...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

Tulane Alumni Couple Donates $5 Million for Presidential Chair

The gift from alumni Marcela Villareal de Panetta and Bernard J. Panetta II will establish the Panetta Family Presidential Chair Endowed Fund.

– Tulane University

The George Washington University Launches Nutrition Concentration for Integrative Medicine Program

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce a nutrition concentration for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Sciences in Integrative Medicine

– George Washington University

اختار مجلس أمناء Mayo Clinic الدكتور Richard Gray، مديرًا تنفيذيًا لمقرها في ولاية أريزونا

اختار مجلس أمناء Mayo Clinic الدكتور Richard Gray، الحاصل على دكتوراه في الطب ، لمنصب المدير التنفيذي لمقرها في أريزونا.

– Mayo Clinic

Conselho de Administração da Mayo Clinic elege Richard Gray, Doutor em Medicina, Presidente Executivo da Mayo Clinic no Arizona

O Conselho de Administração da Mayo Clinic elegeu Richard Gray, Doutor em Medicina, como Presidente Executivo da Mayo Clinic no Arizona.

– Mayo Clinic

St. Jude Physician-Scientist Receives AACR Award

The American Association for Cancer Research has named Esther Obeng, M.D., Ph.D., of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recipient of the 2019 Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

MyoKardia Announces Inaugural MyoSeeds™ Research Grants Program Awardees

Three Researchers Awarded $250,000 Each to Advance Independent Research in Cardiac Diseases.

– MyoKardia

Martine Roussel, Ph.D., of St. Jude Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Martine Roussel, Ph.D., a member of the Department of Tumor Cell Biology and co-leader of the Cancer Biology Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Roussel is one of 100 new members and 25...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

AACN Honors UVA Nursing Dean Dorrie Fontaine

Dorrie K. Fontaine, the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing and dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, will receive the AACN Pioneering Spirit Award, in recognition of her 40-year career as a clinician, scholar, researcher, educa...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

National Award for ICU Design Presented toExcela Health Westmoreland Hospital

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will present the annual ICU Design Citation to the ICU at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, during the 2019 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Orland...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN Honors Clinicians Who Developed Assessment Tools

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will present AACN Pioneering Spirit Awards to noted clinicians and researchers Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH, and Céline Gélinas, PhD, RN. The recipients are being recognized individually for their innovati...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

JoAnn Grif Alspach Receives AACN Award for Distinguished Career

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses honors JoAnn Grif Alspach with the 2019 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career. She is a pioneer in nursing preceptorship and 34-year editor-in-chief of the award-winning journal, C...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab Awarded Highest Safety Rating in New York State

Three cardiologists also receive distinguished “two-star” ratings for percutaneous coronary interventions; 21st straight year of honors

– Mount Sinai Health System

UVA Honored Nationally Among ‘100 Great Hospitals’

University of Virginia Medical Center has been named to the 2019 listing of 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication. According to Becker’s, hospitals named to the list are nationally recogniz...

– University of Virginia Health System

Hearing researcher Robert Fettiplace named a Passano Fellow; 2nd major scientific award

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Robert Fettiplace has been named a 2019 Passano Fellow for his research into the mechanics of hearing, his second prestigious international scientific prize in a year. Fettiplace, a professor of neuroscience ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

USU's Consortium for Health and Military Performance Releases New Version of Operation Supplement Safety Website

The Operation Supplement Safety ( website, established by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), a Department of Defense (DoD) Center of Excellence at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is releasin...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


MedWire Higher Education Events

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Deliver 2019 Commencement Address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sanjay Gupta, M.D., CNN’s award-winning chief medical correspondent, will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, has covered major health stories ...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

MedWire Marketplace

ClinOne: Going Above and Beyond for Clinical Trial Success

The costs and timelines to conduct clinical trials continue to increase, along with study complexity. While much of the focus within clinical trials has been on improving data integrity and overall study efficiency, addressing costs, timeline and com...

– ClinOne





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