Righting human wrongs
Physicians and medical students can come into contact with victims of sex trafficking. One doctor, fueled by data and determination, is trying to provide the know-how doctors need to help this population.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Knocking down barriers to health equity
American medicine is beset by wide disparities. Operationalizing health equity is the task embraced by Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, who is leading the AMA’s new Center for Health Equity.
The speaker steps up
From awestruck medical student observer of the AMA House Delegates to service as its speaker, Bruce A. Scott, MD, has tirelessly worked for patients and physicians for more than three decades.
The pioneers of zero suicide take on a new frontier
A laser focus on gun safety in the home has helped Henry Ford Medical Group dramatically reduce suicide among its patients with depression. Now the group’s leaders are targeting the stalemate that has stifled evidence-based action on gun violence.
Restoring trust in vaccines
For physician scientist and father of an adult daughter with autism, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, there’s no backing down as he sets his sights on putting vaccine misinformation in the past.
Revealing the ripples of burnout
After years of leading efforts to understand the magnitude of the burnout epidemic, researchers Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, and Colin P. West, MD, PhD, look to the next challenge: quantifying the impact of solutions.
Well-being 101: Elevate the conversation
At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, students learn the importance of recognizing one’s limits, but more importantly, not to fear talking about it.
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