Claudia Fox, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, recently began advocating for political change regarding medical assistance for obesity and weight loss. Dr. Fox met with the House Health Finance and Policy Committee to discuss solutions to this problem, stating that these shortcomings in treatment options are an issue of equity.
Since the vaccine rollout for COVID-19 began, transmission rates and ICU hospitalizations have decreased. Doctors, including Andrew Olson, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the University of Minnesota, are concluding that this decrease may partially be due to the vaccination rollout.
Professional settings, including one’s place of work, have a complex variety of interpersonal interactions, some being positive and others more negative. In academic medicine, understanding these interpersonal relationships and how they influence professional settings is vital for a functional workplace.