News Mentions for the week of May 6, 2024

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  • NY Times | Opinion

    This Is a Very Weird Moment in the History of Drug Laws

    Drug policy feels very unsettled right now. The war on drugs was a failure. But so far, the war on the war on drugs hasn’t entirely been a success, either. What’s next? Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed in this episode of The Ezra Klein Show.

  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    Communicating the Effects of Climate Change with Britt Wray

    In celebration of Earth Day this year, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine asked Britt Wray, instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, about her experiences communicating the mental health impacts of climate change.

  • Medscape

    Improv Empowers Med Students to Navigate Racial Bias

    A novel training program that uses theater and improv can help empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) medical students faced with racial bias in clinical settings, new findings suggest. Elizabeth Li, resident in psychiatry, presented the findings on at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2024 Annual Meeting.

  • National Science Foundation

    NSF-led National AI Research Resource Pilot awards first round access to 35 projects in partnership with DOE

    The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy have announced the first 35 projects that will be supported with computational time through the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot, marking a significant milestone in fostering responsible AI research across the nation. Pilot projects include "Evaluating and Mitigating Bias in Autonomous Patient Monitoring from ICU Videos," co-led by Ehsan Adeli and Kevin Schulman. For more information visit the funded projects page at NAIRR.

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