Addressing the evolution of diversity in medical education A perspective piece in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medication from a student in the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman College of Medicine addresses the evolution of diversity in medical education. It's not a numbers video game anymore, says author Mark A. Attiah, a medical pupil pursuing both a Grasp's in translational bioethics and research Read more . Diversity is usually a mindset that extends into the classroom and a healthcare facility. Attaining diversity in today's medical academic institutions goes beyond bringing underrepresented students in to the fold, he says. It's regarding creating an optimal learning environment, where people who have different ideas, cultures, opinions, and experiences feel comfortable amongst one another and component of a larger dialogue to get together to solve tomorrow's healthcare problems.
Addressing gender-based violence through PEPFAR programs Daniela Ligiero of the State Department, Sasha Mital of the CDC, and Diana Prieto of USAID, who are co-chairs of the PEPFAR Gender Technical Working Group, write about the ‘intersection between gender-structured violence and its effect on HIV risk and access to HIV prevention and treatment for most-at-risk populations ‘ in this article on the State Department’s ‘DipNote’ blog page. They conclude, ‘While even more programs, policies and science are still had a need to address GBV in MARPs, momentum is normally building to fill existing gaps.