Judge OKs new charge against former Michigan State dean
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge says prosecutors can pursue a second felony charge against a former medical school dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest city is getting a medical school thanks to a partnership between a medical center and a health care system.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Race will no longer be factored into admissions at Texas Tech University's medical school following an agreement with the Trump administration, potentially previewing how...
Centene awards $100 million grant to Washington U.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A health care insurance company with headquarters in suburban St. Louis has awarded a 10-year, $100 million grant to Washington University School of Medicine for research into...
Historically black medical school works to inspire youth
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn't budged since the late 1970s, and Dr. James Hildreth wants to change that.
New charge pursued against former Michigan State dean
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State prosecutors say they'll pursue a second felony charge against a former medical school dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation creating a licensing path in Idaho for naturopathic medical doctors has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.
DETROIT (AP) — Some newly graduated doctors have an opportunity to decrease their medical school loans if they work where they are most needed in Michigan.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation creating a licensing path in Idaho for naturopathic medical doctors is heading to the governor.
The Senate voted 32-2 Tuesday to approve the bill that will...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school has won a national award for fostering diversity as it weathers the scandal ignited by a racist photograph from its 1984...
Des Moines medical school plans move to suburban campus
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines medical school has bought land in West Des Moines and intends to move to the suburban site.
Des Moines University announced Monday in a news release that...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville health care providers, community leaders and government officials are proposing a new system for caring for indigent patients that they hope will be a model for...
Medical students set to start clerkships
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Both of Alyssa Weyer's parents worked as physical therapists, so she saw first-hand the benefits of helping others with medical needs.
Former Rutgers doctor charged with spying on women
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former professor at Rutgers University's medical school has been charged in a 160-count indictment with using a hidden camera to film women in a bathroom.
New California medical school waives tuition for 1st classes
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tuition will be waived for the first five classes of students at the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Southern California.
New NYU med school on Long Island to focus on primary care
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York University plans to open a new tuition-free medical school on Long Island focusing on training primary-care doctors.
Newsday reports the NYU Long Island School of Medicine will offer a three-year study program instead of the standard four years of study.
Dr. Dean Shelov, the school's founding dean, says the school will open in July with 24 students.
Medical school pushes plan for more doctors in rural Georgia
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's medical schools wants to embark on a plan that could put dozens of new doctors in rural parts of the state.
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Nebraska attorney in medical school killings case disbarred
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday disbarred an already-suspended attorney who played a key defense role for a former doctor convicted of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.
Jeremy Jorgenson, 44, violated state law and attorney rules of conduct by continuing to make filings and practice law after his 2017 suspension, the high court found. It said he also failed to inform clients of his suspension or return their money.
Oregon governor says Virginia’s Northam should resign
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called for her Virginia counterpart to step down over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
"It's appalling, all of it," Brown told reporters Thursday when asked about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. "He should resign. And then we have the next layer of issue, right? And one after that."
Blackface photo is a reminder of Virginia’s racist history
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The discovery last week of a racist photo on Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page has served as a glaring reminder that Virginia — a former bastion of slavery and white supremacy— continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history.
The Latest: Trump weighs in on Virginia Democrats’ woes
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local):
President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of "killing the Great State of Virginia." Trump was responding to the scandal that has engulfed Virginia's top three elected officials, including Gov. Ralph Northam, whose medical school yearbook featured a racist photo.
Blackface photo reopens long history of bigotry in medicine
NEW YORK (AP) — The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page wasn't the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele. She was especially appalled that the image was published as he was graduating from medical school on his way to becoming a pediatrician.
The 1984 photo has stirred a national political furor and reopened the long history of bigotry in American medicine. The revelations about Northam gave many African-Americans a new reason to be distrustful of doctors.
Yearbook staff disagree on whether racist photo was mix-up
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The racist yearbook photo that could sink Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's career may have been mistakenly placed on his profile page — but even if it were put there intentionally, it's unlikely that many students would have noticed, according to alumni who put together the publication or submitted pictures to it 35 years ago.
The Latest: Northam signs Amazon legislation without fanfare
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist photo that appeared on the 1984 medical school yearbook page of Virginia's governor (all times local):
Amid fallout over a racist photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation which would carry out the state's promise to Amazon for up to $750 million in incentives if it creates almost 38,000 jobs at its new Arlington County headquarters.
Virginia’s highest office frozen as Northam weighs next move
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.
Slain Utah medical residency student remembered at vigil
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah medical residency students held a teary-eyed vigil for a classmate from San Francisco who authorities say was killed by her boyfriend in a murder-suicide.
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Wisconsin governor says Virginia’s Northam should resign
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says fellow Democrat, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, should resign amid the fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
Evers told reporters Tuesday he "can't imagine how he can govern" in light of the photo of someone in blackface next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.
From abortion to blackface: Northam engulfed in controversy
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's was blasted for controversial abortion comments he made during a radio interview. Two days later, news outlets reported that a racist photo appears on Northam's medical school yearbook page. On Tuesday, he clung to office even as Democrats had been denouncing him for days. Here is a timeline of what led to this point.
The Latest: Official: Northam discussing future with staff
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and racist photo in medical school yearbook (all times local):
A top administration official for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says the governor is meeting with staff to hear their assessment of whether it's viable for him to stay in office.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the official was not authorized to speak about the matter publicly.
Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A political death watch took shape at Virginia's Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook.
Person upset by abortion stance tipped site to racist photo
A "concerned citizen" upset by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's recent comments on abortion legislation tipped off a conservative news site about a racist yearbook photo now threatening the governor's career, the site's editor said Monday.
The Latest: Photo stirs calls on Virginia governor to resign
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and racist photo in medical school yearbook (all times local):
Virginia's Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, is clinging to office amid rising calls from within his own party to resign over a photo of someone in blackface in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
Northan denies being in the yearbook photo even though he had apologized for it Friday and said previously that he was in it.
Blackface photo stirs calls for Virginia governor to resign
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, going silent after a bizarre 24 hours in which he first admitted he was in the picture, then denied it.
Virginia’s Gov. Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
The Latest: Trump: Photo would’ve doomed Northam’s campaign
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a racist photo in a 1984 yearbook (all times local):
President Donald Trump says Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Republican opponent would have easily won the 2017 governor's race if the racist photo in Northam's yearbook had been discovered during the campaign.
Virginia governor loses key support; future in doubt
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears to have almost no choice but to resign after losing support from virtually the entire state Democratic party and other key allies, who late Friday urged the governor to leave office because of a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago.
The Latest: Northam loses all key support from Democrats
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook photo of a person in blackface (all times local):
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears all but certain to resign after losing support from every Democratic state lawmaker and other close allies.
Virginia governor apologizes for 1984 racist photo
Southern Illinois University opens clinic for foster kids
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University's medical school has opened a specialty clinic to serve children in the foster care system with the goal of reducing disruptions in their health care.
Brown U criticized for using live pigs in medical training
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An advocacy group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to investigate animal use at the Warren Alpert Medical School at the Ivy League university.
The Latest: Brown U responds to criticism over use of pigs
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Brown University facing criticism for using live pigs in medical training. (all times local):
Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital say they abide by all federal regulations and follow strict protocols when using animals for training in emergency medicine.
China questions warning to Duke students to use English
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday questioned the appropriateness of an email sent by a Duke University medical school administrator warning Chinese students to speak in English.
Asked about the controversy, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang compared it to a Chinese university demanding that English-speaking students talk only in Chinese.
"If a Chinese university required that American students not use English to communicate, I think this would not be normal," Geng said at a daily briefing.
Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University moved quickly Monday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent an email warning Chinese students to speak in English.
Duke medical school apologizes over complaint about Chinese
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University's medical school has issued an apology and launched a review after an administrator admonished students over speaking Chinese in a school building.
Megan Neely, who served as graduate studies director in the biostatistics master's program, wrote an email Friday urging students to "commit to using English" in the building housing the program.
Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Raymond Perelman, a businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists, has died. He was 101.
He died Monday night, his son Ronald Perelman said in a statement.
WSU medical school seeks $3.6M to expand enrollment
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University is asking the state Legislature for an additional $3.6 million so it can expand its medical school in Spokane.
The medical school currently enrolls 60 students per class. Washington State officials want to use the additional money to expand enrollment to 80 students per class.
The expansion of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is the top item on WSU's legislative agenda for 2019.
Member of medical school faculty arrested on drug charges
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a member of the faculty at an upstate New York medical school has been charged with receiving cocaine and heroin through the mail.
The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says 54-year-old Dr. Torin Finver was arrested Tuesday at his home in Hamburg and charged with importation of a controlled substance.
Authorities say several parcels addressed to Finver over the past month were found to contain cocaine and heroin.
W.Va. Office of Drug Control Policy gets 3rd leader in year
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Bob Hansen has been appointed the third director of the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy in less than a year.
Gov. Jim Justice announced Hansen's appointment Monday along with the formation of a council of addiction and recovery experts to help fight the state's opioid epidemic.