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How can education researchers support education and public health and institutions during COVID-19?
As education researchers' ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? An article published today in Educational Researcher aims to answer that question, providing recommendations based on conversations with public health officials, state and local policymakers, educational leaders, directors of national education organizations, and researchers across disciplines. (2020-07-09)

Health profession: Social interdependence in active learning evaluated by Delphi procedure
An instrument was developed and validated for measuring social interdependence in collaborative learning in the health professional education field. (2020-06-12)

Editorial: COVID-19 pandemic likely to result in lasting changes to medical school curricula
Following disruptions to medical education that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the United States this spring, 'a return to a typical pre-COVID-19 teaching platform is unlikely,' say Diane Wayne and colleagues in this Editorial. (2020-06-05)

Diminished returns of educational attainment on heart disease among black Americans
Using a nationally representative sample, the researchers explored racial/ethnic variation in the link between educational attainment and heart disease among American adults. (2020-05-06)

Teaming basic scientists with clinicians may improve medical education retention
There is a trend in modern medical school curriculum design to integrate the basic sciences and clinical sciences. Integrating basic science education with its clinical application from the initial stages of learning is thought to improve retention of information and facilitate the transfer of knowledge to the clinical setting. (2020-03-04)

Gamification can give dental and medical education a boost
Introducing gamification to medical and dental education can boost student motivation and lead to better learning outcomes, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Using their own mobile devices, students on a histology course took trivia quizzes on the course topics focusing on human cells and tissues. According to students, this promoted interaction and created a positive learning atmosphere. The findings were published in BMC Medical Education. (2019-08-15)

An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers' job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers' job satisfaction. (2019-06-11)

Education may be key to a healthier, wealthier US
A first-of-its-kind study estimate the economic value of education for better health and longevity. The University of Colorado Denver study, published in The Milbank Quarterly, finds that the reduced disability and longer lives among the more educated are worth up to twice as much as the value of education for lifetime earnings. (2019-04-26)

Fewer than half of the countries provide tuition-free pre-primary education
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's WORLD Policy Analysis Center have found that 45 percent of countries, with only 15 percent of low-income countries, provide tuition-free pre-primary education. The results of the study will be published in the December 2018 issue of International Organisations Research Journal. (2018-12-10)

Flipped classroom enhances learning outcomes in medical certificate education
The quality of medical certificates written by students of medicine was better when they were taught by using the flipped classroom approach instead of traditional lecturing. A randomly selected student from the flipped classroom group had an 85 percent probability to receive a better total score than a student from the traditional teaching group, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2018-11-08)

Kids health outcomes have more to do with parents level of education than income
A recent Rutgers study finds that parents educated beyond high school have healthier families, as they invest more in family health care which reduces the likelihood of adverse medical conditions. (2018-10-18)

Education improves decision-making ability, study finds
A new study led by Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, assistant professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, found that education can be leveraged to help enhance an individual's economic decision-making quality or economic rationality. (2018-10-05)

Educating the next generation of medical professionals with machine learning is essential
Artificial intelligence (AI) driven by machine learning (ML) algorithms is a branch in the field of computer science that is rapidly gaining popularity within the healthcare sector. However, graduate medical education and other teaching programs within academic teaching hospitals across the US and around the world have not yet come to grips with educating students and trainees on this emerging technology. (2018-09-27)

Older adults with asthma are happier when they have more say in their care
It's clear an increasing number of people want a say in their medical care. A new study shows older people with asthma are among those no longer content to let their doctors be the sole decision-maker in their asthma care. (2018-06-05)

Roles and functions of community health workers in primary care
Community health workers in primary care provide clinical services, community resource connections, and health education and coaching. As trained individuals with limited or no formal medical education, they are widely considered to have the potential to enhance primary care access and quality, but remain underutilized. (2018-05-14)

Study finds language, achievement benefits of universal early childhood education
A study of more than 60,000 children enrolled in Norway's universal early education system has found the program improves language skills and narrows achievement gaps, according to a team of researchers from the US and Norway, led by Boston College Professor of Education Eric Dearing. (2018-02-22)

Historical development of teacher education studied in a cross-country collaboration
Professor Valeeva commented, 'We chose England of the four countries of the United Kingdom because it has a peculiar system of teacher education. The last 40 years in the two compared nations have been somewhat alike in policy changes and decision-making in teacher education. So we made that decision on the scope.' (2018-01-02)

Academy of Rheumatology Medical educators at HSS fosters innovation to improve care
The Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has created a stimulating academic environment for educators, promoted teaching excellence and supported innovative research in rheumatology education. (2017-11-06)

Doctors need cultural training
General practioners in Norway show little competency in understanding different cultures, a new study shows. (2017-10-26)

Resident physicians feel unprepared to counsel patients on medical cannabis
A recent study from Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, highlights the need for further education among resident physicians in the use of medical cannabis. It found 38% of resident physicians thought medical marijuana was a prescribed substance, while 78% did not know into what category medical cannabis fell within the Controlled Substance Act. Researchers also found internal medicine residents reported a lack of preparedness for counseling patients regarding medical cannabis. (2017-10-23)

Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana
More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation's medical schools, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the majority of schools are not teaching their students about medical marijuana, and the majority of students don't feel prepared to discuss the subject with patients. (2017-09-15)

Children with reading and spelling difficulties lag behind their peers despite special education
The reading skills of children with reading and spelling difficulties (RSD) lag far behind the age level in the first two school years, despite special education received from special education teachers. Furthermore, the spelling skills of children who in addition to RSD had other learning difficulties also lagged behind their peers in the first two school years. The follow-up study was carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. (2017-04-25)

Press registration opens for AERA Annual Meeting
The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in an array of areas - from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the US and around the world. (2017-03-10)

Despite changes, revised immigration executive order will cause health care crises
President Trump's revised executive order on immigration clarifies that those from the 6 designated countries with existing visas, including physicians and medical students, will be able to enter and reenter the US as recommended by ACP. However the order will still open the door to discrimination against Muslims, disrupt medical education, hinder travel by physicians and others, and exacerbate a public health crisis for refugees, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) today. (2017-03-06)

Back after a century, for-profit medical schools could make impact
Long discouraged, for-profit medical education has established a renewed foothold in the US, leading a trio of Brown University scholars to examine in JAMA what that rise could mean. (2017-02-23)

Researchers examine millennial generation's learning preferences in medical education
The classroom can reflect its students' learning preferences, and a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings demonstrates evidence of this in medical education. (2017-02-01)

Sexson receives top educator award from American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Sandra B. Sexson, chief of the Section of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a top educator award from the American Psychiatric Association. (2017-01-26)

NYITCOM at A-State receives grant to establish a consortium for medical education
NYITCOM at A-State has received a grant from the Delta Regional Authority to support the establishment of the first Delta community-based clinical education consortium with medical and health institutions. (2016-12-06)

Chinese medical education rising unevenly from Cultural Revolution rubble
A new research review chronicling the history and current state of medical education in China finds that the country's quest to build up a medical education system to serve is massive population has produced a rapid, if uneven, result. (2016-10-31)

Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction
Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (2016-07-19)

Mergers not the answer for HEIs seeking savings, according to new research
As the sole UK academic presenting a paper at a large-scale conference in the USA, the University of Huddersfield's Professor Jill Johnes introduced her audience to some new concepts in education finance and also returned with fresh ideas of her own. (2016-04-22)

BU professor receives Excellence in Education Award from AMSER
Kitt Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D., has received the 2016 Alliance of Medical Students Educators in Radiology (AMSER) Excellence in Education Award, which honors an educator who has made outstanding contributions in medical student radiology education. (2016-04-06)

Chronic diseases may negatively affect the mental health of poor and middle-income adults
In a study of more than 8,000 adults, those with a chronic health condition such as diabetes or asthma were more likely to report psychological distress and functional impairment if they were residents of poor or middle-income households. (2016-03-23)

Antipsychotic drugs may not be effective against delirium
A recent review of the medical literature does not support the use of antipsychotic medications for preventing or treating delirium in hospitalized patients. (2016-03-23)

Research advance may lead to new treatments for glaucoma
Researchers have developed a tool to not only model the underlying disease mechanisms of glaucoma, but also to help discover and test new pharmacological strategies to combat the neurodegeneration that occurs in patients with glaucoma. (2016-03-22)

Surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease found safe
A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low. (2016-03-21)

Certain mealtime practices at hospitals may help patients eat better
New research confirms that hospital patients often eat poorly, and that the hospital mealtime environment may contribute to this problem. (2016-03-21)

Mother's smoking may increase her children's risk of lung disease as adults
An Australian study that followed patients over five decades reveals that children of mothers who smoke have an increased likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood. (2016-03-10)

Spider toxin analogue may help relieve pain
New research suggests that a compound based on a spider toxin may be effective for treating pain. (2016-03-07)

Some medications increase risk of blood vessel constriction in extremities
A recent review of the medical literature has identified 12 classes of drugs and four main pathophysiological mechanisms that can cause a side effect whereby small arteries that supply blood to the skin constrict in response to cold, limiting blood supply. (2016-03-07)

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