Black men and depression | Health News

Jennifer E. Engen

Depression among Black men is an oft-unspoken pain that deeply affects the health and quality of life of Black people. In fact, the most current review of evidence on Black men and depression suggests a prevalence of five percent to 10 percent. This figure may be much larger, as depression is commonly underdiagnosed. Even more, the […]

Black health-equity advocate named JAMA editor-in-chief

Jennifer E. Engen

A year after the prestigious medical journal JAMA was embroiled in controversy over a podcast seen as racist by critics, the American Medical Association has appointed a prominent health-equity researcher as the publication’s new editor-in-chief — the first person of color to hold the position. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a Black internist, […]

University of Medicine and Health Sciences to Host “Black Women in Medicine: A Conversation About the Black Experience” | News

Jennifer E. Engen

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The University of Medicine and Health Sciences, (UMHS), a small, mission-driven medical school with a commitment to student support and a legacy of successful residency placements in the United States and Canada, today announced that it will host a livestream event, “Black Women in […]

Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute Awards Black and Latino Male Medical & Dental Student Mentoring Grant to The Institute of Medicine of Chicago

Jennifer E. Engen

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute awarded the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) a two-year grant to develop and manage a Black and Latino Male Medical and Dental Student Mentoring Program.  The overall mentoring program’s objective is to elevate and support Black and Latino male […]