Apartment boom, monkeypox treatment trials, inflation snapshot: The National Observer Aug. 12, 2022
Hello, everyone. When I was covering higher education earlier this summer, I asked a college president what costs get trimmed during tight financial times for the sector. He told me the lowest-hanging budgetary fruit is travel. Covid-19 was limiting travel anyway, and new tools for remote work have enabled that to continue. Our higher-ed story today concerns the aggregate impact of those travel cutbacks. Looking ahead, I'll be interested to see what other kinds of costs colleges and universities … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 12, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Joshua Mann Source Type: news

Monkeypox: Here ’s How Colleges Are Preparing For Possible Outbreaks As Students Return
Schools told Forbes they were training staff to recognize and test for monkeypox on campus, developing online resources, emailing students and staff to raise awareness about the disease and promoting safer sex among students. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Leadership /leadership Education /education Breaking breaking-news Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

US records record 1,424 new monkeypox cases on Monday
The United States logged 1,424 new monkeypox cases on Monday, the highest single day total of the outbreak yet, just as colleges return to school in the coming weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baccalaureate Origins of Underrepresented Minority Research Doctorate Recipients
This InfoBrief examines the baccalaureate origins of doctorate recipients from 2010 – 20 by citizenship status, race, and ethnicity. Black, Hispanic, and AIAN doctorate recipients from 2010 – 20 disproportionately earned a bachelor ’ s degree from minority serving institutions, underscoring the importance of these colleges and universities for enhancing the diversity of the U.S. research enterprise. Although most Black and Hispanic doctorate recipients earned a bachelor ’ s degree from public colleges and universities, a higher proportion of Black and Hispanic students with undergraduate degrees from private colleg...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - August 9, 2022 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

To prepare for possible monkeypox spread, colleges focus on educating students
With nearly 9,000 confirmed monkeypox cases nationwide, there is growing concern that US college and university campuses could become monkeypox "hotspots" this fall. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Future of Health Care: Education
Every shift in health-care delivery prompts some change in the academic programs that are preparing tomorrow ’s practitioners. In some cases, the programs at colleges and universities need to anticipate what the needs will be so their graduates will be ready to respond when the demands come. Leaders from three of the area’s institutions with established and expanding health-care programs participating in a recent Panel of Experts discussion at Buffalo Business First addressed how their students… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

With $12 million in federal funding, UCLA to expand reach of its depression treatment
Key takeaways:Partnering with Los Angeles County connects UCLA expertise to where it ’s needed.East Los Angeles College program could be a model to further growth throughout California.Related research will address how to reduce stigma around mental health care in Latino communities.Based on a promising pilot program that screens for and treats depression in college students, researchers and faculty with UCLA ’s Depression Grand Challenge have received a five-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to increase the reach of their efforts.The funding will enable the UCLA Depression Grand Chal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 4, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ontario regulatory colleges have 2 weeks to find ways to register foreign-trained nurses, doctors faster
Ontario's health minister is giving the regulatory colleges for nurses and doctors two weeks to develop plans to more quickly register internationally educated professionals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Doctors with Disabilities Push for Change as Long COVID Affects Their Workforce
As the third year of the pandemic continues, doctors with disabilities are pushing the medical field to improve its treatment of disabled health professionals. An increasing number of people have Long Covid and need accommodations at work, and in the health care workforce, their ability to stay in their profession will be critical to helping patients also suffering from the little-understood condition. One in five American adults who has been infected with COVID-19 has some lingering symptoms that can be considered Long COVID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found this spring. While symptoms vary widely, Lon...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

The U.S. Physician Shortage Is Only Going to Get Worse. Here Are Potential Solutions
If you’ve recently had to wait longer to see a doctor than you used to, that may not be entirely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. America is experiencing a physician shortage, and it’s only expected to get worse—a concerning situation that could lead to poorer health outcomes for many patients. Data published in 2020 by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that the U.S. could see a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033. That shortfall is expected to span both primary- and specialty-care fields. “The physician shortage can justly be characterized as a looming public-heal...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized freelance Health Care healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Increasing suicides in trainee doctors: Time to stem the tide! - Singh OP.
There has been a recent spurt in deaths by suicide among medical professionals in India. On 8 March 2022, two medical students died by suicide at Palanpur and Vadnagar medical colleges. A medical student, who had received admission to the MD (Medicine) cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

University staff reject below-inflation pay offer and vote on strike action
Thousands of university workers including administrators, cleaners, security and catering staff will vote today (Friday) on whether to strike over pay, says UNISON. Employees overwhelmingly rejected a 3% pay offer from the University and Colleges Employers Association in May. More than four in five (83%) workers turned down the increase that does little to help with the crushing cost-of-living pressures staff face, says UNISON. The union says employers refused to increase their offer despite UNISON negotiators making the case for a rise of 2% above inflation (which is currently 11.8) after a decade of pay freezes and re...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 22, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Mike Short strike universities Source Type: news

America's Doctor Shortage Explained
(MedPage Today) -- We've heard for years that America has a shortage of doctors. According to projections from the AAMC [Association of American Medical Colleges], if we do not take steps to address this issue, we can expect shortages of between... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 22, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

There Aren't Nearly Enough Native American Physicians. A Crash Course in Medicine Seeks to Change That
Highlights a 3-week program for Native American students and graduates of tribal and community colleges to shadow physicians and train at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Describes the need for Native American physicians in rural tribal communities and the aims of the program to offer a pipeline to medical school and healthcare careers. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 21, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Zooming across the political divide
Key takeaways:Conservatives and liberals who spoke one-on-one over Zoom enjoyed the experience and had greater respect for each other ’s views than they anticipated.However, conversations were more heated when participants knew others who shared their political views were watching.Zoom can offer an effective way for people to converse civilly about politics away from social media.  Social psychologists at UCLA have done what seems impossible, at least on the internet: getting liberals and conservatives to have meaningful and congenial political discussions.The trick? They held these conversations over Zoom, the video co...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news