Local Folks: Katelyn Jackson hopes to use medical education to invest in Mississippi | Local News

TUPELO • Even though she’s only in her first year of medical school, Katelynn Jackson wants to leave Mississippi better than she found it.

Jackson, who has lived in Northeast Mississippi for much of her life, is a recent recipient of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship, which provides around $30,000 per year to recipients enrolled in medical school.

Jackson said she was thrilled when she was awarded the prestigious scholarship because she’s wanted to become a pediatrician ever since she was a young girl.

“I’ve been around children a lot, and I want to be able to impact their lives while they’re young,” she said.

Jackson is a graduate of the Mississippi School for Math and Science and Mississippi State University, and she currently enrolled at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Embra Jackson, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church

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FDA Releases Continuing Medical Education Videos on the New Nutrition Facts Label

Constituent Update

October 8, 2020

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Medical Association (AMA), announced continuing medical education (CME) videos for pediatricians and other physicians, as well as other healthcare professionals on the new Nutrition Facts label. The videos provide information on using the new label to help patients understand the changes to the label and make informed dietary choices.

Although we know that physicians are well aware of the key importance of nutrition in health and disease prevention, FDA wants to ensure that they are familiar with the role the Nutrition Facts label can play in helping patients make healthy food choices. The CME videos are designed to educate physicians on the new label and provide strategies about how to counsel patients to use the label to make informed food choices that support a healthy

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Medical Residents To Receive Education On Health Effects Of Climate Change : NPR

Few medical residents learn about the health effects of climate change. Now as wildfires sweep the West and hurricanes flood the Gulf Coast, the first published guidelines offer a way to start.


Teaching doctors about the health effects of climate change is growing from medical schools to the residency programs where new physicians put their skills to the test. But skeptics wonder if it’s appropriate for doctors to learn how climate change can affect human health. Martha Bebinger of member station WBUR in Boston begins her story in a clinic exam room.

GAURAB BASU: Well, Steve, I just remember for so many months, it was hard for you to walk.

MARTHA BEBINGER, BYLINE: There are three people in this exam room – Dr. Gaurab Basu, a resident he’s training and 71-year-old Steve Kearns, who is recovering from West Nile virus. Kearns remembers the mosquito bite on his

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Virtual health fair at Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center

From staff reports, The Spectrum & Daily News
Published 11:25 a.m. MT Oct. 5, 2020


“The annual Health Fair at Dixie Regional Medical Center has always been a valuable resource to our community,” says Laura Bowles, marketing and communications specialist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center. “This year, due to COVID-19 we are hosting a virtual health fair instead. Intermountain caregivers will present live on important health topics like COVID-19 in Washington County, overcoming fitness barriers, suicide prevention, and much more. We don’t want to loose the health education that usually comes with a health fair.”

Presenters are scheduled throughout the first week of October starting on Monday, October 5 and going through Friday, October 9. Visit www.dixieregional.org/virtualhealthfair to watch all of the live presentations and to see a presentation schedule. Caregivers will

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ACGME Releases 2019-2020 Statistics on Graduate Medical Education Programs and Resident Physicians

ACGME Releases 2019-2020 Statistics on Graduate Medical Education Programs and Resident Physicians

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CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2020

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) released its 2019-2020 Data Resource Book, the most comprehensive and reliable resource of its kind, including data on the size, scope, and distribution of graduate medical education (GME) in the US.


ACGME Programs

During 2019-2020, there were 12,092 accredited programs of which 5,369 were specialty programs and 6,723 were subspecialty programs. Additionally, 507 programs were newly accredited during the academic year. This is partly due to 59 programs achieving Initial Accreditation in the transition to a single GME accreditation system and to programs accredited in new ACGME subspecialties. One hundred two programs closed or voluntarily withdrew their accreditation, and of these, 17 had one of the following accreditation statuses: Accreditation Withdrawn; Administrative Withdrawal due to

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What do doctors, nurses need to know about N.J.’s medical marijuana program, legalization?

EDITOR’S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider is hosting an online symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. The webinar, What Doctors Should Know About Cannabis, will address pressing questions healthcare professionals have about medical marijuana. Here’s how to sign up.

Despite being signed into law in July 2019, many of the improvements touted by Jake Honig’s Law, which expanded the state’s medical marijuana program, have yet to be implemented, frustrating physicians, healthcare professionals and attorneys operating in the healthcare space.

With more than 86,000 patients signed up for the medical marijuana program in New Jersey, and a ballot question asking voters to decide whether or not to legalize recreational cannabis, health care experts say many in their industry remain under informed about the medicinal value of cannabis and when or how to prescribe it.

Dr. David Nathan, founder and president of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, said there were

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McKinstry breaks ground on Gonzaga, UW medical education and innovation center in U-District

A group of Spokane leaders had a vision more than 30 years ago to transform what was once a desolate railyard into an innovation district where private companies, education and health care intersect to create economic opportunity.

That vision continues to come to life as the 770-acre University District is now home to six universities, Avista Development’s and McKinstry’s Catalyst Building, and two medical schools – Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the University of Washington-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, which is expanding health care education through a new building that broke ground Thursday via a virtual ceremony.

Seattle-based McKinstry and Gonzaga are developing the 90,000-square-foot structure at 840 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., which will house UW’s School of Medicine in Spokane and Gonzaga’s Department of Human Physiology, in addition to undergraduate courses in nursing and health sciences. The UW School of Medicine is currently in

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Foundation Fighting Blindness To Jointly Host Online Continuing Medical Education (CME, COPE) Webinar

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading private funding source for retinal degenerative disease research, will host an online  continuing medical education (CME and COPE) course on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. eastern time.

The continuing education course will review a number of topics related to care and management of patients with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) including:


recommended functional and structural tests,


potential manageable complications,


genetic testing and why it is a critical element in IRD care,


clinical trials and additional resources. 

The course will be delivered by Rachel Huckfeldt, MD, PhD, associate surgeon and director of inherited retinal degenerations fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and assistant professor of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Huckfeldt share her extensive knowledge and experience in care for IRD patients

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