Category: Highlights

Maya Wright Receives Global Health Grant

Maya Wright is a rarity:­ a woman in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field. Rarer still, she is an African-American woman in the STEM field. In 2014, the…

Engelhard writes: The retailing of American medicine

Our resident health care policy expert, Carolyn L. Engelhard, writes regularly for The Hill. Read her latest explanation of the intricacies of American health care policy here.

Balkrishnan Speaks at Malaysian Workshop

Professor Rajesh Balkrishnan recently presented a workshop entitled "Disease Registry Data to Improve Healthcare and Clinical Effectiveness' in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The workshop was funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and…

Life-Saving Drugs Untaken in Appalachia

Nearly a third of breast cancer survivors in Appalachia are not taking the critical, potentially life-saving follow-up treatment – despite having insurance that would pay for it, a troubling new…

Time for an all-payer health system?

Economists tell us that setting the price of a good or service depends on market forces that balance supply and demand in order to optimize output with minimal waste. This…

Stephen Rich, PhD, Wins JDRF’s Rumbough Award

Renowned genetic epidemiologist Stephen Rich, PhD, director of the University of Virginia Center for Public Health Genomics, has been honored with one of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) most…

TV: Obesity in an Hour

Watching television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the…