UMMS research featured as inaugural AAMC ‘Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit’

By Mark Shelton

UMass Medical School Communications

August 20, 2014

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has created a new resource, the “Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit,” to highlight outstanding health equity research portfolios at AAMC-member institutions—and UMass Medical School was selected by the AAMC to be the first institution featured.

Developed by faculty and staff in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and the Center for Health Equity Intervention Research, the AAMC Virtual Site Visit features videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles and other resources from UMMS that reflect the cutting edge research, curricula and innovative care delivery that can contribute to the evidence base for minimizing health and health care gaps. Featured programs and activities include the Center for Health Equity Intervention Research; the Health and Criminal Justice Program; the Population Health Clerkship; and the Simulation-based Community-engaged Research Intervention for Informed Consent.

The AAMC plans to work with two to three member institutions each year to curate content for the Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit collection.

See the Virtual Site Visit at: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/research/healthequity/397524/vsvumass.html