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LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has been awarded designation by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institute. This is the highest level of the ACS Accredited Education Institutes. There are only 18 in the United States. The only one in its part of the country, LSUHSC's Level 1 Accredited Education Institute will serve the entire region as a resource to improve patient safety and health outcomes. (2007-07-03)

Study links education to risk of cancer death
A new American Cancer Society study finds having at least some education beyond high school is associated with a decreased risk of cancer death. (2007-09-11)

Professor receives national association's highest honor in medical education
A University of Missouri professor will receive the American Academy of Family Physicians' highest honor in education today at a ceremony in Philadelphia. The Thomas W. Johnson Award recognizes Elizabeth Garrett, MD, for her career contributions to family medicine education. (2012-10-17)

Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
An editorial in the March issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine examines the issue of drug companies commissioning medical education companies to ghostwrite scientific articles in support of the company's product. (2005-04-14)

Call for national collaboration on medical education research
Advocating a stronger scientific foundation for research into medical education, Dartmouth Medical School educators call for a comprehensive network of educational epidemiologists to study teaching in the health professions. In the September 1 issue of JAMA, they urge a national commitment to collaborate on research that can provide evidence-based standards to assess effectiveness in medical education. (2004-09-02)

Oct. 8-10, UAB to host conference on diversity, gender equity in education
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education will host the Research on Women and Education 35th annual fall conference Oct. 8-10 at the Courtyard By Marriott, 1820 Fifth Ave. South. College and university faculty, K-12 teachers, education students and teacher educators are invited to attend. (2009-08-27)

Medical education needs more of a public health and prevention focus
If future physicians are to best serve the changing health needs of patients and their communities, medical education must put greater emphasis on public health and prevention, experts say in a supplement to October's American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). (2011-09-28)

Early education for the health care team -- Bringing nursing and medical students together
An innovative project to bring nursing and medical students together for clinical education aims to encourage better communication and team work between the health professions. (2007-05-24)

Before two trains collide, what is the best course of action?
Within a context he calls the 'train-wreck' between society's expectations and demands on the field of medicine, and the resistance of payers to cover healthcare expenses, Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., U-M executive vice president for medical affairs, is providing insight today into what the U-M Medical School is doing to address the challenges in medical education. (2002-02-16)

AIUM announced Endowment for Education and Research grant recipients
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) announced the winners of its 2005 Endowment for Education and Research (EER) grants at the 2005 AIUM Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. (2005-08-17)

Boston University School of Medicine professor receives 2010 RSNA Outstanding Educator Award
Kitt Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and vice chairman for Education in Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine, received this year's Radiological Society of North America Outstanding Educator Award during the society's 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 2010. (2010-12-02)

Graduate Medical Education Leadership Summit
Medical educators, health care executives and policy-makers from across Georgia and the nation will gather in Atlanta Oct. 15-16 for a leadership summit designed to develop a statewide strategy for expanding graduate medical education. (2008-10-06)

Nonminority medical students more satisfied than minority students, study finds
Minorities account for 30 percent of the US population, but only eight percent of the physician workforce, and experience less personal satisfaction during medical school than nonminority students, finds a Mayo Clinic study published in the November issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (2006-11-09)

Newt Gingrich to speak about saving lives and saving money now
The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Tosteson Health Policy Lecture Series, in conjunction with ImproveHealthcare.org, a student health policy education initiative, will host former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who will discuss cost effective quality improvement strategies for national healthcare. The event will be held at HMS in the Tosteson Medical Education Center on Thursday, March 30. (2006-03-27)

NSBRI renews space life sciences graduate programs at MIT, Texas A&M
As part of an ongoing effort to train and inspire the next generation of human spaceflight researchers, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute has renewed its successful graduate education programs at MIT and Texas A&M University. These unique programs allow students to focus on space life sciences while pursuing a Ph.D. (2012-08-09)

Cedars-sinai surgery dept. implements innovative surgical training tool to reduce medical errors
Cedars-Sinai's Department of Surgery has transformed its weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences into an innovative educational study curriculum - the M & M Matrix. This progressive approach for reviewing surgical errors provides a forum where complications are discussed, analyzed, summarized into teaching points, and disseminated via e-mail to residents and participating attending staff, who are subsequently tested on the material. (2002-04-12)

Symposium on mannequins and other simulation technology in medical education
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is hosting a conference on mannequins and other simulation technology that increasingly is being used to train doctors and nurses. (2013-04-04)

LA BioMed researcher honored for excellence in education
Carl D. Stevens, M.D., M.P.H., a researcher at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), recently received the Award for Excellence in Education from UCLA. (2009-06-09)

AIUM presents 2009 William J. Fry Memorial Lecture award
AIUM president-elect Harvey Nisenbaum, M.D., will present the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award to Alfred Kurtz, M.D., on April 3 at the 2009 AIUM Annual Convention in New York, N.Y. The award was established in 1969 to honor an AIUM member that has significantly contributed to the scientific progress of diagnostic medical ultrasound in their particular field. (2009-03-31)

Collaborative education created a new model for researchers to assess teaching methods
By developing a collaborative team mentored approach to learning through the Medical Education Research Certificate, a committee of experienced medical education researchers created a new model that makes it possible to conduct the scientific studies needed to assess the effectiveness of medical teaching methods, Wendy Coates, M.D., a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute principal investigator writes in a study published today in Academic Medicine. (2010-04-28)

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