04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Society’s choice: the tradeoff between efficacy and equity and the lives at stake

Society’s choice: the tradeoff between efficacy and equity and the lives at stake

Society understands that racial and ethnic minorities experience inferior medical care and health status, but may not appreciate the seriousness of the problem. Each year the nation spends billions of dollars to perfect the “technology” of health care (e.g., development of new drugs) and modernize delivery systems, thereby saving thousands of lives. Correcting disparities in […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Health professional faculty perspectives on community-based research: implications for policy and practice

Health professional faculty perspectives on community-based research: implications for policy and practice

Community-based research (CBR) has become central to the understanding and elimination of health disparities within the USA and across the globe. The authors sought to determine the perspectives of health professional faculty on the factors affecting their involvement in CBR and the extent of community participation in that research. Faculty from 18 health professional schools […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Incorporating multiculturalism into oncology nursing research: the last decade

Incorporating multiculturalism into oncology nursing research: the last decade

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To use the Oncology Nursing Society’s cultural competence guidelines to review research studies conducted by oncology nurse researchers with racial and ethnic minorities and published in the Oncology Nursing Forum during 1990-2000. DATA SOURCES: Using selected key words (e.g., cultural competence, cultural diversity, multiculturalism, minorities, African American/Black American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan Natives) […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The evolution of the Fenway Community Health model

The evolution of the Fenway Community Health model

Fenway Community Health was founded by community activists in 1971 in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Mass, and within a decade had rapidly expanded its medical services for gay men in response to the AIDS epidemic. Increased expertise and cultural competence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) care led to expansion of medical services […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Eliminating health disparities: focal points for advocacy and intervention

Eliminating health disparities: focal points for advocacy and intervention

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Getting funded. Career development awards for aspiring clinical investigators

Getting funded. Career development awards for aspiring clinical investigators

For aspiring clinical investigators, career development awards provide a primary mechanism for “getting funded.” The objective of this article is to provide information that will facilitate a successful application for a research career development award. Specifically, we discuss important issues that cut across the diverse array of awards, and we highlight the most common sources […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial and ethnic disparities in faculty promotion in academic medicine.[see comment]

Racial and ethnic disparities in faculty promotion in academic medicine.[see comment]

CONTEXT: Previous studies have suggested that minority medical school faculty are at a disadvantage in promotion opportunities compared with white faculty. OBJECTIVE: To compare promotion rates of minority and white medical school faculty in the United States. DESIGN AND SETTING: Analysis of data from the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Faculty Roster System, the official […]

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