Researchers examined data from more than 60 million pain-related emergency room visits between 2007 and 2011. They found that in cases where there was no definite outward sign of a pain-producing injury, Black patients were half as likely as White patients to be given prescriptions for opioids.
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A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, finds that darker skin is stronger than lighter skin and forms an important barrier against a host of environmental threats.
A new academic study finds that older African American patients who have heart emergencies are more likely than their White peers to have their ambulance diverted to a distant hospital due to overcrowding at the nearest hospital.
A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and healthcare conglomerate Kaiser Permanente found that 38 percent of the Black population will likely develop dementia within 25 years after turning 65 years old.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco find that there has been little change in the number of clinical research studies that include subjects from underrepresented minority groups or in the race of scientists being funded with federal research grants.
Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research aims to encourage Black and other minority graduate students to pursue doctoral degrees and careers in research relating to cancer.
For the past nine years, Dr. King has been chair of the department of medicine at the university. He joined the faculty at the medical school in 1997 after teaching at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Washington has been serving as dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, vice chancellor for health sciences, and CEO of the University of California, Los Angeles Health System. He will begin his duties at Duke on April 1.
The Institute of Medicine, a division of the National Academies, has announced the selection of 70 new members. After an analysis of the list of the 70 new members by JBHE, it appears that only two are African Americans.
Louis F. Graham, an assistant professor of health education at the University of Massachusetts, will be spending the summer as a visiting professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
The researchers at Tulane University and the University of California at San Francisco found that African American transplant patients with hepatitis C who had a Black liver donor had a five-year survival rate significantly closer to patients of other ethnic groups.
Study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California at San Francisco finds that cuts to the Food Stamp program may end up producing even larger increases in healthcare costs that will have to be borne by taxpayers.
The new appointees are J. Renee Navarro at the University of California San Francisco, Delbert T. Foster at South Carolina State University, Eddie Washington Jr. at the University of Michigan, Danielle Wood at the University of Arkansas, Sandra Crewe at Howard University, and Joseph Youngblood II of Thomas Edison State College.
Monique Field and Jerolyn Chapman Navarro are serving in new positions.