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April 16, 2010
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New UCSF report identifies steps to increase diversity in medical workforce
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A new report, based in part on case studies of the UCSF School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, has determined five elements critical to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in medical schools and ultimately, the physician workforce. There have been overall increases in US medical school racial and ethnic diversity from the 1960s through the early 2000s, according to the study’s analysis of medical school and demographic trends. However, blacks, Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders remain underrepresented in medicine relative to their numbers in the U.S. population, the study authors report. More

Report explores student diversity in medical schools
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Medical schools have made strides in recruiting and admitting students from under-represented ethnic and racial groups, but there's still a lot of work to be done. So says a new report on diversity on U.S. medical schools, based in part on case studies of Stanford and U.C.-California. More

Eliminating health disparities: What works?
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here is some recent medical literature and news related to both the causes and results of health care inequities and disparities. More

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Clinical trial diversity and you
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When the masses hear the term "racial gulf," one of the issues that typically springs to mind is education. But that gulf has also long been a thorn in pharma's side when it comes to clinical trials. "The reasons that diverse patients have historically been under-represented in clinical trials comprise a complex problem set that requires collaborative solutions," said Michael Jones, senior director for Regional Clinical Operations at Eli Lilly. "These [reasons] range from disparities in healt hcare access and quality to cultural beliefs about health and the health care system." More

Controversy shrouds Muslim women's head coverings
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College sophomore Hani Khan had worked for three months as a stockroom clerk at a Hollister Co. clothing store in San Francisco when she was told the head scarf she wears in observance of Islam violated the company's "look policy." The policy instructs employees on clothing, hairstyles, makeup and accessories they may wear to work. When supervisors told Khan she had to remove the scarf, known as a hijab, to work at the store, she refused on religious grounds. A week later, she says, she was fired. More

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Michelle Obama backs diversity on Supreme Court
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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama said she favored diversity on the nation's top court, wading into risky political waters as her husband weighs his second pick to the bench. Asked in an interview with MSNBC television her preference for the upcoming nomination to the Supreme Court, Obama said of President Barack Obama: "I think he knows what he's doing in this instance." "Diversity in this country is a good thing whether it's gender or race or socio-economic background or religion. You know, that's the world I come from," she said. More

The role of diversity in IT innovation
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The lack of diversity in the IT workforce isn't just a matter of filling jobs by numbers; we are blunting a key national differentiator if we don't fully involve our diverse population in the invention of new technology. There is a strong return on investment to companies that diversify their IT workforce, including better decision-making, higher return to shareholders, and technological design more applicable to a wide range of customer needs. And yet IT professionals are still culled from a very narrow segment of our population. More
eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity
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