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Mentor program to aid Black men in medical school

October 19, 2020

Alvin Crawford launched a program at the University of Cincinnati this year designed to mentor Black males in medical school. Black Men in Medicine Cincinnati (BMIMC), in its infancy, attempts to pair incoming medical students with older medical students and those who are closer to completing their medical degree with residents and attending physicians. The thinking is that camaraderie, networking and a defined support system might ease isolation and lead to a boost in numbers of Black male physicians.

Fox 19: Optimize your well-being

October 15, 2020

Sian Cotton, PhD, director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, and UC family medicine professor, spoke with Fox 19 about using mindfulness techniques to cope in the midst of a stressful COVID-19 impacted world. Cotton explains how a mindfulness practice can help increase our focus and reduce our ability to not waste time. To be focused in the moment allows us to attend to the task at hand and get the job done with time to enjoy life, explains Cotton.

American Medical Association: Why this Black doctor volunteered...

October 13, 2020

The American Medical Association interviewed Louito Edje, MD, associate dean of graduate medical education and designated institutional official at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, about the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and Edje’s decision to take part in a clinical trial. Too few of the people participating are Black, but it’s not surprising given the long-running difficulty that clinical trials have encountered in recruiting Black research subjects given high levels of historical mistrust.

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