The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck Medicine of USC is launching a major new initiative - The Eileen McGeever Breast Cancer Survivorship Program. Led by USC Norris scientists and clinicians Drs. Bodour Salhia, Irene Kang, and Caryn Lerman, this new program is developing a novel blood test to detect the presence of micro-metastatic residual breast cancer at the end of therapy and develop a recurrence risk classifier that also incorporates additional clinical, environmental, and lifestyle risk factors.
Columbia Psychiatry Pathways, a clinical decision support tool developed with digital health startup avoMD, strengthens the ability of clinicians, including primary care providers, who are frequently on the frontlines of managing patients’ depression, to provide critical mental health services in an outpatient setting.
A new trial by UC San Diego Health infectious disease specialist Maile Young Karris, MD, will use longitudinal questionnaires and qualitative interviews to assess the impact of living in an interconnected virtual village on the loneliness known to afflict older people with HIV.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will enroll 11 partner medical schools in its Anti-Racist Transformation (ART) in Medical Education initiative, which seeks to use a formal change management process developed at Mount Sinai to address deeply entrenched racism and bias. The initiative has received generous support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
A clinical research project underway at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center seeks to reduce bias and remove barriers to equitable treatment for advanced heart disease through the implementation of standardized training programs for health care providers. Studies have shown that physician bias creates disparities in advanced heart failure treatments. Standardized health care protocols can reduce the impact of implicit bias, but they have yet to be addressed for advanced heart disease therapies.
- NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
IOP Publishing (IOPP) has joined the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) making their abstracts searchable and machine readable.
The University of Ottawa is launching Canada’s first academic research centre dedicated to studying the health of Black communities, creating an interdisciplinary center examining biological, social, economic, and cultural determinants.
The Bulgarian Society of Interventional Cardiology’s journal Interventional Cardiology Forum now boasts an improved publishing infrastructure after moving to the technologically advanced ARPHA Platform, developed by scholarly publisher and technology provider Pensoft. It takes advantage of ARPHA’s signature fast-track publishing system, which offers an end-to-end solution from submission to publication, distribution, indexing and archiving. The journal opted for bilingual publishing, where authors can publish in either Bulgarian or both Bulgarian and English.
Lucid Diagnostics Inc., a company that produces esophageal cancer tests based on Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals research, has completed a $70 million initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq Global Market; at the IPO price, the company’s estimated value would be $467 million.
Sanaria Inc. and Seattle Children’s Research Institute are proud to announce the signing of an agreement to collaborate on the development and commercialization of next generation PfSPZ vaccines attenuated by genetic engineering.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) today announced the opening of the submission site for its new open access journal, Cancer Research Communications, signaling the official call for papers. This new journal is the 10th in the AACR’s prestigious portfolio of scientific publications, adding an open access publishing option to this high-quality, trusted journal collection.