Archive for the ‘Community Health’ Category

Student Inventors Win More Than $71,000 At Bench-to-Bedside Competition

University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded nearly $72,000 in prize money at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field of more than 40 for inventing medical devices that may soon change the marketplace and improve modern medicine. Winning teams [...]

UK Otolaryngologist Works To Address Rural Disparities Of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Dr. Matthew Bush will tell you two things about himself–that he is Appalachian by birth and that he is fascinated with the anatomy and physiology of hearing. And his work clearly reflects both: As an otolaryngologist at the University of Kentucky, he focuses on rural health disparities of pediatric hearing loss, particularly in Appalachia. Not [...]

Hereditary Trauma: Inheritance Of Traumas And How They May Be Mediated

The consequences of traumatic experiences can be passed on from one generation to the next.
Credit: Image by Isabelle Mansuy / UZH / Copyright ETH Zurich

Extreme and traumatic events can change a person — and often, years later, even affect their children. Researchers of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich have now unmasked a piece in the puzzle of how the inheritance of traumas may be mediated. The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce [...]

Four Addiction Medicine Fellowship Programs Accredited By The ABAM Foundation

The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation today announced the accreditation of four new addiction medicine fellowship programs, bringing the total number of accredited programs to 23. The fellowship programs, which are modeled on the Foundation’s national guidelines, Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Addiction Medicine, are based at leading medical institutions across [...]

Two Penn Researchers Receive Prestigious National Award For Breakthroughs In Cardiovascular Science

Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) are among the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their work in cardiovascular science. The awards are presented by the Clinical Research Forum to physician scientists from across the country. Ten projects [...]