Baylor Scott & White teams with Baylor College of Medicine on new med school campus in Temple

Two of Texas’ leading health care players are teaming up to create a new medical school campus to reduce the state’s physician shortage and foster more health care innovation.

Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital system in Texas, said it’s collaborating with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the state’s top-ranked medical school. Their 20-year agreement will be anchored by a regional medical school campus in Temple, about a two-hour drive south of Dallas.

In 2023, an inaugural class of 40 medical students is expected to begin training in Temple, and over four years, enrollment is projected to total 160.

The organizations will rely on tuition and donations for expenses, not state funding — with Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White covering any financial shortfalls, said Peter McCanna, president of the hospital company.

“We really believe this is crucially important for our patients and for Texas,” McCanna said

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Global General Medicine Education Publishing Industry

Global General Medicine Education Publishing Market to Reach $5. 5 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for General Medicine Education Publishing estimated at US$3. 7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$5.

New York, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Global General Medicine Education Publishing Industry” –
5 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.6% over the period 2020-2027. Electronic & Online Publishing, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5.4% CAGR and reach US$2.2 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Print Publishing segment is readjusted to a revised 5.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1 Billion,

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Harrington Discovery Institute At University Hospitals And Case Western Reserve School Of Medicine Open Call For 2021 Harrington-MSTP Scholar Award

CLEVELAND, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have issued a call for proposals for the 2021 Harrington-MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) Scholar Award to help the next generation of physician-scientists advance their discoveries into breakthrough medicines. This program is a two-year scholarship for MSTP students at the School of Medicine whose work has been identified as innovative, creative and having potential to progress towards clinical application.

Since its founding in 2012, Harrington Discovery Institute–part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development–has supported 137 drugs-in-the-making in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. Core to its mission, Harrington Discovery Institute recognizes and supports inventive physician-scientists through dedicated programs, including the global Harrington Prize (partnered with The American Society for Clinical Investigation), North American Scholar-Innovator Award, and the Cleveland, Ohio-based Harrington Investigator programs. With this

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L7 Informatics Automates Lab Operations and Supports Washington University School of Medicine with Workflow for Its Saliva-based COVID-19 Test

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — L7 Informatics announced that it has deployed L7|ESP to automate all lab operations starting with COVID-related workflow at the Genome Technology Access Center ([email protected]) in the McDonnell Genome Institute at the Washington University School of Medicine. The COVID-related workflow supports the new saliva test, developed by Washington University researchers, that is used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

L7|ESP is CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) compliant and enables diagnostic organizations to use a single platform for registering and processing samples, running complex analyses, generating reports, and provides complete end-to-end assay automation. L7|ESP is designed to increase reproducibility and efficiency while decreasing errors and turnaround time.

According to L7 Informatics President and CEO, Vasu Rangadass, Ph.D., “L7|ESP will enable the COVID-related workflow at Washington University’s McDonnell Genome Institute (MGI) to scale to 10,000 samples per week if need be, and this ability to scale-up

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Go Insurance and Indiana University School of Medicine Team Up to Boost Car Safety for Kids

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Go Insurance, an auto insurance company revolutionizing insurance by using data analytics to make roads safer and save customers time and money, announced today that it is teaming up with Indiana University School of Medicine to provide free car seats for families in need. This giveaway is part of Go Insurance’s newly launched national child passenger safety program, which works to ensure every caregiver in America is equipped with the best tools to safely transport the children they care for in a secure, properly installed car seat.

Go Insurance is launching the program in collaboration with child passenger safety experts in three states with high rates of injuries and fatalities for child passengers. The company is granting a total of $40,000 to Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX, to distribute brand new

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University of Chicago Medicine looking for 2,000 participants for COVID-19 vaccine trial

University of Chicago Medicine will soon begin testing another potential COVID-19 vaccine, and is looking for up to 2,000 people to enroll in the phase three clinical trial.

The trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single dose of a vaccine produced by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The trial began enrolling 60,000 adults across the world in September.

It’s one of a handful of potential vaccines now in advanced clinical trials in the U.S.

The international trial of the Janssen vaccine was temporarily paused in October after one participant developed an unexplained illness.

“Such pauses are not uncommon in vaccine trials, and late last week the FDA approved the resumption of the trial after an independent committee found the vaccine did not cause the illness,” University of Chicago Medicine leaders wrote in an email sent Monday to faculty, staff and students.

This is

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Small candidates as great hopes for medicine and biotechnology

Cyanobacteria: Small Candidates as Great Hopes for Medicine and Biotechnology
The team headed by Dr Paul D’Agostino will sequence 40 symbiotic and rare terrestrial cyanobacteria for the production of new active agents and to explore the potential for applications in biotechnology. Credit: Paul D’Agostino

An ever-growing global population, an increasing standard of living and environmental challenges such as anthropogenic climate change, ocean pollution, the declining availability of arable land and dwindling fossil resources—these are today’s global challenges. Therefore, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has dedicated the Science Year 2020/21 to the topic Bioeconomy with the aim of meeting these challenges with little heroes. The ‘stars’ of bioeconomy are proteins, algae, microorganisms, and other tiny creatures with great impact.

At the Chair of Technical Biochemistry at TU Dresden, the researchers will now focus on some of the oldest of such little superheroes: cyanobacteria. There are about 2000 species of cyanobacteria and many of these species have been poorly

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Medicine, Education, and Investment Jobs at High Risk of Losing Talent, According to Workforce Logiq’s New Q3 2020 Labor Market Report

Predictive workforce intelligence shows all but three U.S. states – New Hampshire, New Mexico, and New Jersey – decreased in employee volatility

Workforce Logiq, a global provider of AI-powered workforce intelligence, technology, and services, today released its Q3 2020 Workforce Management Benchmark Report. The market analysis, which offers a predictive quarterly snapshot of U.S. talent volatility for professional and knowledge workers, reveals the total number of these employees categorized as volatile – and more likely to switch jobs – is down 7% over last quarter.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a rollercoaster impact on the labor market. Our benchmarks indicate employment sentiment is stabilizing after a highly volatile second quarter,” said Jim Burke, Workforce Logiq’s CEO. “Given recent corporate downsizing announcements, new COVID-19 spikes, and continued economic difficulty, employee volatility and retention risk may pick back up through end-of-year. Every employer needs to be equipped with data and context

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American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Leads Initiative to Improve Cancer Patient Outcomes in Africa


In Africa, cancer is more deadly than malaria and mortality is expected to double by 2040 if action is not taken. 1 This troubling trend highlights the need for education to improve cancer patient outcomes. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is proud to partner with BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) to provide innovative training to doctors in Africa.

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“American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is honored to have the opportunity to help address the growing cancer crisis in Africa through this meaningful educational partnership,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., provost at AUC. “Dr. Mohamed Aziz is an expert in this field and will bring critical knowledge to physicians in the region.”

Mohamed Aziz, M.D., FCAP, is a senior surgical pathologist and tumor diagnosis consultant with subspecialty expertise in

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Fibrinolytic Therapy for Heart Attacks May Offer Advantages During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Mauricio Cohen, center, performs a procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab.

Dr. Mauricio Cohen, center, performs a procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab.
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For patients experiencing an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), the medical term for a heart attack, time is muscle.

“When a clot closes the coronary artery, the heart muscle starts dying, and patients can experience chest pain and other symptoms,” said Mauricio Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “They need to be treated promptly because the longer you take to treat the patient with a heart attack, the more muscle is dying.”

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Dr. Daniel Mintz, founding scientific director of Diabetes Research Institute, passes away

Scientists, physicians and countless patients mourn the passing of Daniel H. Mintz, M.D., emeritus

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