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Advocating for Gender Equity in Medicine | College of Human Medicine

September 29, 2022 In honor of Women in Medicine Month, the College of Human Medicine celebrates alumnus Shikha Jain, MD. She is a renowned oncologist, advocate for gender parity in the medical professions, founder of the Women in Medicine Summit, and was recently named one of Medscape’s Rising Stars in Medicine. While a student at …

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Private equity sees billions in eye care as companies target high-profit procedures

Private equity sees billions in eye care as companies target high-profit procedures

Christina Green hoped cataract surgery would clear up her blurred vision, which had worsened after taking medication to fight her breast cancer. But the former English teacher said her 2019 surgery with eye consultants in St. Louis failed to achieve 20/20 vision or correct her astigmatism, despite an out-of-pocket fee of $3,000 for surgical upgrade …

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Achieving mental health equity means overcoming the flawed data systems that shape policy

Achieving mental health equity means overcoming the flawed data systems that shape policy

Health equity and social determinants research seeks to understand disparities and influence real change, but the national data collection systems that investigators rely on for their work are incomplete and hardwired for racism. structural, Shale Wong, MD, told attendees of the 10th Annual Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Academic Summit Sept. 14.