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SC medical ethics law prompts concerns re: LGBTQ healthcare

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

A new South Carolina law that allows physicians, medical students and nurses to refrain from doing procedures that violate their conscience has prompted concern that the measure will restrict healthcare options for the state's LGBTQ population. Signed into law by Republican Gov....

Vanderbilt names Berkeley structural biologist as new dean

Jun. 21, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine Basic Sciences has tapped one of the world’s leading structural biologists as its new dean, the school announced on Tuesday. John Kuriyan currently serves as distinguished professor of molecular and cell biology...

2 doctors, receptionist and visitor killed in Tulsa shooting

Jun. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

Two doctors, a receptionist and a former soldier accompanying his wife during a checkup were killed in a mass shooting inside a Tulsa medical building, authorities said Thursday. Police, officials at Saint Francis Health System and others provided details about the victims of...

UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by...

4 HBCU medical schools join NFL diversity initiative

May. 24, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

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...

Vanderbilt University to offer master of nursing degree

May. 20, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is accepting applications for a new master of nursing program to launch in January. The new degree was announced by the school on Thursday. The master of nursing aims to attract people with a...

Man gets life in shooting death at online sale that went bad

May. 18, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former football player for the University of Alabama at Birmingham was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison in the death of a nursing student who was shot during an online sale that went bad. Carlos Stephens, 24, was convicted in April of capital...

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

May. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

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. Harvard Law School’s Immigration and...

WVa higher ed board OKs nursing programs at 2 universities

May. 12, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia higher education governing board approved nursing degree programs at two universities Thursday. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission gave the nod to bachelor of science in nursing programs at Concord and Glenville State. ...

HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparities

May. 06, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

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. ...