Health Issues - Higher Education


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Report Outlines How Institutions Can Support the Mental Health of Graduate Students

by Lois Elfman | May 3, 2021 Today’s graduate students are facing multiple stressors that require thoughtful and comprehen Read more

For Colleges and Universities, Reopening Plans Must Meet Students’ Mental Health Needs

by Tracie Lowe, Charmaine Troy, Kimberly Walker, Althea Counts | April 14, 2021
As more people across the nation become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, colleges and universiti [...] Read more

Rutgers University Requires Students to Get COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall On-Campus Classes

by | March 26, 2021
Rutgers University students taking on-campus classes in the fall will have to be vaccinated for [...] Read more

Dr. Pamela Jeffries Named Dean of Vanderbilt School of Nursing

by | March 25, 2021
Dr. Pamela R. Jeffries will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effect [...] Read more

Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana Announce Genetic Counseling and Health Informatics Graduate Programs

by | March 23, 2021
Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana have announced two new graduate degree pro [...] Read more

NYU and Howard University Nursing Colleges Form Health Equity Partnership

by | March 22, 2021
NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing has partnered with Howard University’s College of Nurs [...] Read more

Academia’s Role in Fighting Mental Illness Stigma

by Daniel Blake | December 11, 2020
Though we are in an era of growing anti-intellectualism, colleges and universities still retain [...] Read more

Nobel Prize Spotlights Sickle Cell’s Disproportionate Impact on African Americans

by B. Denise Hawkins | December 1, 2020
CRISPR is a new technique that involves cutting out a tiny piece of the mutation or defective g [...] Read more

Report Focuses on Improving the Mental Health of Students of Color

by | September 20, 2020
A task force formed by The Steve Fund — a nonprofit focused on the mental health of youth of [...] Read more

ACHA Issues New Guidance on Protecting Vulnerable Populations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

by B. Denise Hawkins | August 30, 2020
In a Q&A, Diverse speaks with Dr. Jean Chin, an associate clinical professor of medicine at Aug [...] Read more

Howard University Receives Its Largest Ever Gift From a Single Donor

| July 28, 2020
Howard University announced Tuesday it has received “a generous eight-figure gift” from aut [...] Read more

Report: Fewer Blacks, Hispanics Enrolling in Medical Schools Amid Worsening Doctor Shortage

by | June 26, 2020
A new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), released on Friday, predic [...] Read more

Schools Weigh Options for Fall Amid Uncertainty Surrounding Coronavirus

by | May 13, 2020
After varying amounts of struggle, higher ed institutions across the country moved online for t [...] Read more

Meharry Medical College’s Dr. James E.K. Hildreth Weighs In On COVID-19

by B. Denise Hawkins | April 30, 2020
Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, infectious disease expert and president of Meharry Medical College, th [...] Read more

Howard University Hospital Doctors Prepare For a Potential Surge in COVID-19 Patients

by B. Denise Hawkins |
For infectious diseases doctor Siham Mahgoub, some diligent “detective work” and plenty of [...] Read more
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