Latest Medical schools News

Med school wins diversity award amid racist photo scandal

Mar. 14, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

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 yearbook. The Virginian-Pilot reports the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education picked Eastern...

Ethiopian crash victims were aid workers, doctors, academics

Mar. 12, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner Sunday were dozens of international aid workers hailing from several countries in Africa and around the globe. Described...

Peter Frampton's doctors hope to highlight rare disease

Feb. 28, 2019 1:57 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist Peter Frampton's announcement that he has a rare muscular disease. Frampton's physician, Lisa Christopher-Stine, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. She tells The...

Former Rutgers doctor charged with spying on women

Feb. 27, 2019 6:57 PM EST

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. The Middlesex County prosecutor's office released the indictment Wednesday against James Goydos, formerly the director of...

The Latest: Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers

Feb. 10, 2019 6:28 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia's top officials (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Attorneys for a woman who has accused Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor of sexual assault say their client is "prepared to testify at impeachment proceedings and to cooperate with...

The Latest: Sen Warner: 'Sexual assault is never acceptable'

Feb. 8, 2019 11:35 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout after two top Virginia Democrats admitted wearing blackface and another was accused of sexual assault (all times local): 11:15 p.m. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is calling on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after two women went public with allegations of...

Dad believes new info will lead to nursing student's remains

Feb. 8, 2019 4:55 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fifteen years after 21-year-old Maura Murray disappeared following a car crash in rural New Hampshire, her father believes newly gathered information will lead to her remains. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing student lied to professors about a death in the family and...

Nebraska attorney in medical school killings case disbarred

Feb. 8, 2019 1:51 PM EST

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...

Blackface photo is a reminder of Virginia's racist history

Feb. 7, 2019 12:25 PM EST

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...

The Latest: Trump weighs in on Virginia Democrats' woes

Feb. 7, 2019 12:05 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of "killing the Great State of Virginia." Trump was responding to the scandal that has engulfed...