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Level of education can predict death in the United States
Lack of high school education is a powerful predictor of death in the United States, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-03)

Teenage pregnancies linked to one parent families
Without better marriage education and support in the United Kingdom, teenage pregnancy rates are likely to remain high even with increasing availability of contraceptives, suggests a letter in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-03)

New national technology lab for adult education established at Penn
Educational researchers at the National Center on Adult Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education to foster the use of technology, including distance learning, the Internet and CDs, in adult education and literacy programs nationwide. (2001-10-26)

Workshop on sleep, fatigue, and medical training
National sleep experts will review research on the relationship between sleep loss and fatigue and the quality of patient care. They will also explore approaches for addressing the impact of sleep and fatigue on job performance in medical students and residents. (2001-10-26)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $12 million for informal science education
Twenty-nine science museums, nature centers, aquariums, zoos and other informal science education centers will receive new grants totaling $12 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The awards support programs to strengthen science literacy and enhance science education. (2001-07-10)

Elderly women have better mental ability than men, despite less formal education
Elderly women have a better mental function than men despite their lower level of formal education, conclude Dutch researchers in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. These findings challenge the view that a limited formal education is associated with lower mental ability and suggest that biological differences between men and women may be an alternative explanation. (2001-06-17)

Chemical education in the United States and Germany: A look into the 21st century
Experts from Germany and the United States discuss successes and challenges in chemical education, Thursday, May 3, 1 p.m., Boston University. The symposium, sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, is open to the public at no charge. (2001-05-01)

Chemical education in the United States and Germany: a look into the 21st century
Experts from Germany and the United States discuss successes and challenges in chemical education, Thursday, May 3, 1 p.m., Boston University. The symposium, sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, is open to the public at no charge. (2001-04-30)

Time to tackle unethical attitudes and behaviour in medicine
Nearly half of medical students often feel under pressure to act unethically during training and almost two thirds regularly witness a clinical teacher behaving unethically, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-03-22)

National Science Foundation Advisory Committee On Environmental Research & Education (ERE) To Meet (October 11-12)
Journalists are invited to attend the first meeting of NSF's new Advisory Committee on Environmental Research & Education (ERE), on Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12, at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, Va. (2000-10-05)

Molly Cooke, MD, appointed director of the UCSF School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators
Molly Cooke, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, has been appointed director of the Academy of Medical Educators at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She replaces Daniel Lowenstein, MD, UCSF professor of neurology, who conceptualized the academy and has served as its director since January, 1999. (2000-08-13)

How psychology helps improve medical decision making
Research into decision-making strategies of expert physicians has shown that they use data-driven heuristics when solving routine problems. Physicians use hypothesis-driven strategies when confronted with complex and uncertain cases. Both these strategies are error-prone, but the nature of errors is different shows Dr. Vimla Patel in her presentation of The Development Process of the Medical Decision Making. (2000-02-20)

HHMI awards grant to National Research Council for new study
What kind of education, training and experience do undergraduates need today if they are to become successful research biologists in the future? That's the question that the National Research Council will examine in a new study that has received $100,000 in support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). (2000-02-09)

Major grant to aid McGill University professor's efforts to improve school science teaching
McGill University professor, Dr. Brian Alters, has received a three-year Lucent Technologies Foundation grant totaling $650,000 to improve the teaching of science in primary and secondary schools. The grant is one of only eleven awarded from the 97 proposals received by the Foundation from universities around the world. (1999-11-29)

Correlation between brain shrinkage and education found
Among the healthy elderly, people with higher education levels exhibit more severe brain shrinkage with age than people with fewer years of education. Yet, these seniors do not show severe problems with their memory or thinking. (1999-07-12)

UCSF-Fresno Medical Program Faculty Member Receives Statewide Honor
Alex Sherriffs, M.D., a member of the UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program faculty and popular mentor to medical students, has been named recipient of the 1999 Award for Educational Excellence presented by the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. (1999-03-18)

Precollege And Undergraduate Science Education Conference
Directors of innovative science education programs at universities, museums, medical schools, zoos, and other institutions across the country will gather at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to discuss ways of enhancing science education at the precollege and undergraduate levels. Participants will demonstrate new educational technology, discuss science partnerships, and explore (1998-10-09)

How Can GPs And Specialists Best Learn From Each Other?
There is a mismatch between the education GPs want from specialists and what specialists are actually providing. Both are willing to learn from each other and so education should be a two way process, since this would help to promote mutual understanding of different roles and functions withing the medical profession (1998-02-06)

How Important Are Medical Students' Final Examinations?
Students with the most clinical experience are not those who perform best in their finals, say McManus et al. If it is important in medical training for students to obtain as much clinical experience as possible, then final examinations require restructuring to assess and reward experience. Medical school recruitment should stress the need for deep learning abilities in addition to assessing potential candidates on their A level grades. (1998-01-30)

National Science Board To Meet In Houston
The National Science Board (NSB) will convene its first off-site meeting of the year in Houston next month. The off-site meeting demonstrates the board's desire to reserve at least one such meeting each year for two purposes: (1) to focus on an important national science policy topic, and (2) to solicit input from communities outside of Washington D.C. (1997-09-15)

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