A series of studies suggest that preparing for end-of-life (EOL) treatment decision-making not only helps honor patients’ wishes, but also ultimately reduces the anxiety and post-bereavement distress of families. Emory University's Dr. Mi-Kyung Song discusses the SPIRIT trials.
“We’re in the middle of an ‘infodemic,’” warned Timothy Caulfield recently at an Office of Dietary Supplements seminar about current falsehoods surrounding Covid-19 and other misinformation circulating in the media. And medical professionals and organizations must stand up for quality information.
Mentors in pop culture are often portrayed as wise, elderly figures (often men) who teach important lessons to their mentees. Dr. Jenna Mueller of the University of Maryland is neither elderly nor male, and is building a career as a successful researcher and mentor.
NIH distinguished investigator Dr. Charles Rotimi recently took the helm as NHGRI scientific director and leader of the NHGRI Intramural Research Program. He serves as director of the trans-NIH Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health.
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Zahraa Alhabib, a ReBUILDetroit trainee, practices pipetting during the 2017 Summer Enrichment Program for incoming students at the University of Detroit, Mercy. ReBUILDetroit is 1 of 10 Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) programs in a consortium funded by the NIH Common Fund.