Former Yale med school official gets 9 years for $40M fraudOctober 13, 2022 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former official at Yale University’s medical school was sentenced Thursday to more than nine years in prison for carrying out a $40 million scam involving computers and other electronics.
Book has insight, no clear answer on Northam yearbook photoAugust 11, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia author's investigative effort to uncover the origins of a racist photo on Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page has ended inconclusively, according to the author, who has written a book that offers new details about the 2019 scandal and the former governor's remarkable political survival.
14 HBCU medical students chosen for NFL diversity initiativeAugust 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There will be 14 students from Historically Black College and University medical schools working for the first time on the staffs of NFL clubs this season.
The students are coming from the four HBCU medical schools in the country and will be working with eight different teams.
In Mexico, killing of young doctor leads to protestJuly 28, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The killing of a young doctor in Mexico has led recent medical school graduates to demand changes to a system that often leaves them exposed to danger in remote outposts during the first year of their careers as part of the country’s medical training system.
4 HBCU medical schools join NFL diversity initiativeMay 24, 2022 GMT
Students from four Historically Black College and University medical schools will be selected for clinical rotations with NFL team medical staffs this year.
The joint program with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS) aims to diversify the pipeline in sports medicine, including at NFL clubs.
Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar’s treatmentMay 17, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian heritage, according to legal filings.
HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparitiesMay 6, 2022 GMT
A new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients was announced Thursday by a coalition that includes the four medical schools at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities.
HBCU known for placing grads in med school planning its ownApril 23, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A small, historically Black university known for its success in getting Black graduates into medical school announced Thursday that it is now planning its own medical school in New Orleans.
Abortion training under threat for med students, residentsApril 18, 2022 GMT
Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you’ll find abortion.
The first two procedures are part of standard physician education. But for many U.S. medical school students and residents who want to learn about abortions, options are scarce.
Plan to move Maine’s only medical school gets federal boostApril 8, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing Maine's only medical school with $5 million to help it move.
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Biddeford, but the university wants to move the school to Portland.
Xavier-Louisiana students can get early admission to LSU medMarch 20, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A national leader in the number of Black graduates accepted by medical schools has a new early acceptance agreement with one of Louisiana’s largest medical schools.
Massachusetts hospital system changes nameMarch 2, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts hospital system known as Wellforce has announced that it is changing its name to Tufts Medicine.
“The Tufts Medicine name was selected to better reflect the system’s shared identity, its close relationship with Tufts University, and its commitment to unite the best of both academic and community health care and deliver a complete connected care experience when, where and how consumers want it," the organization said in a statement Tuesday.
Alabama university joins in partnership with Grenada schoolFebruary 19, 2022 GMT
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama has become the first school in the state to begin a direct-admission partnership with a medical school in the southern Caribbean.
The university, located in northwest Alabama, has started a new program that will let qualified graduates who meet requirements gain immediate admission to St.
UMass Chan Medical School gets $15M gift to support researchFebruary 3, 2022 GMT
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The UMass Chan Medical School has received a $15 million gift that will boost research into ALS and neuroscience, school officials announced Thursday.
The donation from alumni Dan and Diane Casey Riccio includes $10 million for what will be named the Riccio ALS Accelerator Initiative and $5 million to expand and endow the Riccio Fund for Neuroscience.
Med students opposed to vaccine lose fight over masks, testsJanuary 31, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three students who last year won the right to refuse COVID-19 vaccinations while attending a north Louisiana medical school have lost their latest legal battle with the school over mask, testing and travel policies.
GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs ‘born alive’ abortion billDecember 22, 2021 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday imposing criminal penalties on doctors who fail to give medical care in the extremely rare circumstance when a baby is born alive following an abortion attempt.
Big gift will go for youth mental health at medical schoolDecember 18, 2021 GMT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A donation of $34.2 million will establish a youth mental health center at Indiana University medical school in Evansville.
Evansville natives Bill and Mary Stone announced the donation Friday.
Dr. Charles Johnson, Duke medical school pioneer, dies at 94December 17, 2021 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Dr. Charles Johnson, the first Black faculty member in the Duke University School of Medicine and first Black physician on the university faculty, has died. He was 94.
A news release from the school says Johnson died Wednesday.
Springfield kids get new shoes from medical school studentsDecember 4, 2021 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of schoolchildren got new athletic shoes this week from students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.
Through the national “Shoes that Fit” program, SIU medical students have provided more than 1,000 pairs of shoes to area students since 2007, The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported.
US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from MerckDecember 1, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus.
Vidant Health, ECU medical school close to changing nameNovember 12, 2021 GMT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina health care provider and a university's medical school came closer on Friday to a name change following a vote by the school's trustees.
The board of trustees at East Carolina University unanimously approved a joint operating agreement to combine the school's Brody School of Medicine and Vidant to create ECU Health, news outlets reported.
Berman, Tufts dean who brought training to Maine, dies at 83October 31, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Harris Berman, the dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine for eight years, has died. He was 83.
A spokesperson for Tufts said Berman died of congestive heart failure. The university confirmed he died Saturday.
Former HCA CEO, wife donate $10M to Belmont medical schoolOctober 21, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former HCA Healthcare CEO who is currently Belmont University’s board chairman and his wife have donated $10 million to the Nashville institution’s new medical school.
The private university says Milton Johnson and his wife, Denice, announced the gift Wednesday for the Thomas F.
University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suitSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A pediatrician and a medical student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are challenging denials of their requests for religious exemptions from the school's COVID vaccination mandate, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that administrators are judging the “veracity” of personal religious beliefs in violation of the First Amendment.
University of Alabama medical school gets record $95M giftSeptember 29, 2021 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An eye surgeon is donating $95 million to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's medical school in what officials say is the single largest philanthropic pledge in the university's history.
UND med school exec named Roosevelt library foundation COOSeptember 14, 2021 GMT
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school was named Tuesday as chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation.
UMass Medical School gets $175M donation, new nameSeptember 7, 2021 GMT
The University of Massachusetts Medical School is getting a $175 million donation that will more than double its endowment, officials said Tuesday.
The gift is from Morningside Foundation established by the family of T.H.
High jumper Sam Grewe wins gold, heads to medical schoolAugust 31, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Sam Grewe made a choice when he was 13 to have his right leg amputated after he was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer.
He could have chosen to keep the leg, but he said it would have been a frail limb once surgeons carved out the “fist-size tumor.” That procedure also would have ruled out any sports for life.
New president named at Massachusetts General HospitalAugust 30, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — The chair of Massachusetts General Hospital's emergency medicine department has been named president, the hospital announced Monday.
Dr. David F. M. Brown will take over from longtime MGH President Dr.
Florida couple gives Tulane med school $5M for professorshipAugust 28, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Florida couple who met in a gross anatomy class as Tulane University undergraduates has given Tulane Medical School $5 million for an endowed professorship.
Drs. Philip and Cheryl Leone, of Naples, Florida, are now retired pathologists and current members of the School of Medicine Board of Governors, a university news release said Wednesday.
Apple orchard planted on Reno campus in memory of late gradAugust 15, 2021 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A memorial apple orchard has been planted and a separate pollinator garden is planned at the University of Nevada, Reno in memory of a former student whose final wishes before her death last year from brain cancer included finding a place on campus where food could be grown to feed others.
Millions stolen from health fund spent at adult websiteAugust 14, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former accounts manager for a nonprofit affiliated with the University of South Florida's medical school has pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $13 million, spending most of it at an adult website with some of it coming back to him.
2 Tennessee State pre-med majors receive full scholarshipsAugust 13, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A couple of Tennessee State University pre-med majors have been awarded full scholarships that will also cover their medical school costs, the university said.
Camille Haskins of King George, Virginia, and George Pickens IV of Miami learned this week of the scholarships provided by global medical products company Baxter International Inc.
Marshall axes medical school fundraiser amid virus outbreakAugust 12, 2021 GMT
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major fundraiser for Marshall University's medical school has been canceled for the second straight year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine on Thursday called off its largest annual scholarship fundraiser set for Aug.
Medical schools address health disparities in WisconsinJuly 19, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's two medical schools are collaborating on a study addressing health disparities in the state.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin will use $3 million in endowment money to measure and recommend solutions for health inequities, which have been underscored by the coronavirus pandemic.
Racial bias reports threaten Tulane med school accreditationJuly 12, 2021 GMT
Associated Press (AP) — Allegations of racial discrimination in the Tulane University School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education program have prompted an accrediting organization to put the school on probation.
WSU medical school receives full accreditationJune 22, 2021 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The medical school at Washington State University has received full accreditation, the final step in an academic journey that took nearly six years.
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, located in Spokane, Washington, on Tuesday received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which accredits medical degree programs in the U.S.
Med school chancellor quits a day after reinstatementJune 17, 2021 GMT
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The chancellor of a Louisiana medical school resigned the post Thursday, a day after he was reinstated following an investigation into his handling of students' sexual harassment complaints.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekJune 11, 2021 GMT
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
Dartmouth med school drops cheating charges against studentsJune 11, 2021 GMT
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth's medical school dismissed charges against students accused of cheating by accessing online course materials while taking closed-book exams remotely, the dean said in an email to the school community.
Republicans, UW clash over abortion ban proposalMay 27, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators sparred with University of Wisconsin medical school officials Wednesday over a bill that would end an arrangement that allows UW doctors to train on abortion procedures at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Creighton center to house medical school, health sciencesMay 13, 2021 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials at Creighton University say a new $75 million building will serve as a hub for the School of Medicine as well as all of the the university's health sciences schools and colleges.
Grant helps Mississippi medical students work in rural areasMay 9, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they are seeing an impact from a multimillion dollar grant that aims to get more doctors working in rural areas.
In July, the federal Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the UMMC medical school the first $1...
UNLV medical school graduating 50, with 18 to stay in NevadaMay 7, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eighteen of 50 new doctors marking their graduations Friday as the inaugural class of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine plan to stay in Nevada for their residencies, officials said...
Louisiana med school chancellor on leave after complaintsApril 13, 2021 GMT
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The head of a Louisiana medical school is on administrative leave while the university investigates allegations that he suppressed students’ complaints about sexual harassment and retaliated against faculty members who supported the students...
Four Black medical schools get $6M to widen vaccine outreachApril 13, 2021 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Four historically Black medical schools are getting $6 million to expand coronavirus vaccination efforts in minority communities.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy announced the gifts Tuesday, giving $2.1 million to Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, $1.6 million to Charles R.
Vanderbilt hospital road renamed for Black surgery pioneerApril 5, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A road leading to Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now named for a Black pioneer in cardiac surgery, instead of bearing the Confederacy-tied moniker of Dixie Place...
Creighton University plans $75 M medical school facilityFebruary 3, 2021 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University has unveiled a plan to build a $75 million medical school facility, much of the funding for which will come from C...
Creighton University gets $25M donation for new programJanuary 17, 2021 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University has received a $25 million donation from an unnamed foundation to create a program at its medical school for students interested in addressing poverty and improving health care in other countries...
ID of man who found Rocky Mountains treasure chest revealedDecember 7, 2020 GMT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A grandson of Forrest Fenn has confirmed that a medical school student from Michigan found an over $1 million treasure chest that the retired art and antiquities dealer stashed in the wilds of Wyoming over a decade ago...
Members of President-elect Biden’s coronavirus task forceNovember 9, 2020 GMT
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named the members of a team of public health and science experts to develop a blueprint for fighting the coronavirus...
Bloomberg gives $100M to historically Black medical schoolsSeptember 3, 2020 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving about $100 million to four historically Black medical schools over the next four years, with students getting up to $100,000 apiece...
IU School of Medicine to test experimental COVID-19 vaccineSeptember 3, 2020 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana University School of Medicine announced Thursday that it's seeking up to 1,500 volunteers to take part in a late-stage clinical trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
Aspiring UK medical students in limbo because of exam fiascoAugust 20, 2020 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Chris Byrne and Khadijah E. Olonade worked hard to get into medical school, but the computer said no...
Born with 1 hand, she’s an inspiration in virus fightAugust 10, 2020 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two years out of medical school, respiratory therapist Savannah Stuard is on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in New Orleans, operating ventilator equipment or manually pumping air into patients’ lungs...
Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration effortsAugust 9, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices...
S. Korean doctors strike over med school plan amid pandemicAugust 7, 2020 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of young doctors in South Korea staged a one-day strike Friday against government medical policy, causing concerns about treatment of patients amid the coronavirus pandemic...
Falwell apologizes for tweet that included racist photoJune 9, 2020 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov...
Idled help the isolated: Med students aid homebound seniorsMay 10, 2020 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Aspiring doctors in Cincinnati whose studies were interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak have morphed their mission into taking care of people who are especially vulnerable to the pandemic's dangers...