Global health briefs
May / June 2019 | Volume 18, Number 3
WHO reports on gender bias in global health
A new study examines the unique barriers females face in global health. While care is largely delivered by women, it is led by men, the WHO report said. The gender gap is exacerbated in academic medicine, where only about one-third of the deans are women and men author about 70% of all publications.
Path determined for AI in medical imaging
NIH and radiology societies have mapped a pathway for translational research on the use of artificial intelligence in medical imaging. The report identifies research priorities that leverage big data, the cloud and machine learning for augmenting clinicians' ability to make diagnoses or assess patients' responses to therapy.
CSIS examines global nutrition
A policy primer on the role of nutrition as a foundation for global health, economic growth and political stability was launched recently by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The interactive website provides an overview of the priority issues, key players and U.S. investments in global nutrition.
New tool helps with manuscript formatting
To speed up journal article submission, an NIH team has created a freely available web tool that enables users to quickly produce journal title pages. Once a spreadsheet of author details is uploaded, the information can easily be formatted to suit individual journal requirements.
AuthorArranger from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG)
Big data website facilitates collaboration
Scientists can access big data and tools to help interpret complex studies through the Clinical Epidemiology Database, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. So far, it includes information from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study and the MAL-ED project, which focused on the links between enteric disease, malnutrition and child development.
Some global health grads struggle for jobs
A study of recent graduates with master’s degrees in global health showed about 20% were not employed or enrolled in further training. The online survey was distributed to students from eight U.S. universities and generated 152 responses. Of those employed, nearly 70% reported limitations or gaps in their training.
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