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New data from several states show racial disparities in monkeypox infections

In Georgia, 82% of people with the disease are Black. In North Carolina, it’s 70%. But in other places that have released demographic data, there are fewer and sometimes no apparent disparities.

STATUS List Spotlight: Sisters Oni and Uché Blackstock talk about their mother and impactful moments in their careers

Drs. Uché and Oni Blackstock sit down with STAT's Nicholas St. Fleur to discuss their early life, impactful moments in their careers so far, and what's ahead.

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Thank you for your interest in STAT’s 2022 STATUS List Spotlights Series, featuring Oni and Uché Blackstock. You can find a recording of the event on our website here. If you were able to participate, please tell us what you thought by taking the quick survey below. We want to be sure we’re delivering insightful presentations that…

STATUS List Spotlights Series: Dr. Oni Blackstock & Dr. Uché Blackstock

In our STATUS List Spotlights series, we'll host conversations with some of the most impactful individuals in health, medicine, and science. First up we'll sit down with Dr. Uché Blackstock, Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, and Dr. Oni Blackstock, MHS Founder & Executive Director of Health Justice.  Join us to understand their stories,…

STATUS List Spotlights Series

STATUS List Spotlights A Virtual Event Series There has never been a better time to recognize, and learn from, stand-out individuals in the life sciences. In our STATUS List Spotlights series, you’ll hear directly from members of our inaugural list. Join us to understand their stories, ask them questions about their work, and learn about…

Virtual Event: STAT x The 19th Represents: Gender and Health Outcomes

Join the 19th as they bringing together doctors, medical experts, elected officials, patients and more for critical conversations.

Uché Blackstock

A former emergency medicine physician and twin sister of Oni, Blackstock crusades to raise rates of Covid-19 vaccine distribution and rapid testing in Black and Latino communities, while also pushing for free masks and federal, state, and local policies to broaden mask mandates. Citing a “fear of retaliation for being vocal about racism and sexism”…

Oni Blackstock

Blackstock’s consultancy Health Justice leverages her experience as a primary care and HIV physician — and former assistant commissioner for New York City Health Department’s Bureau of HIV — to help health care institutions fight racism and inequality. Calling Covid-19 a “pandemic of inequality,” she has urged public health agencies over the past year to…

What would the public health experts do? STAT asked 28 about their holiday plans amid Covid-19

Would you host a multigenerational Thanksgiving feast? What about fly outside the U.S. for a winter trip? 28 public health experts told STAT what they're comfortable with right now.

Listen: Revisiting Uché Blackstock on leaving academic medicine

[email protected]_blackstock joins this week's First Opinion Podcast to talk about her decision to leave academic medicine, a "green book" for prospective medical students, and more.

STAT Announces Inaugural Breakthrough Science Summit to Explore Cutting-Edge Innovations in Health Care

This year’s Summit will feature expert voices from the FDA, leading pharmaceutical companies and other industry stakeholders BOSTON, MA – STAT, the nation’s must-read health, science, and medicine publication, recently announced that its inaugural 2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit will take place July 13-14. After a year that forced to innovation at unprecedented speed, the…

2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit

View Highlights About Come here for the cutting edge Technologies and procedures that would have been science fiction are now the reality of medicine. Our 2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit took attendees inside these innovations, examining how they're being developed, adopted, and paid for. We also explored the breakthroughs that haven't yet hit the market,…

‘Then the world caved in’: 11 experts describe the day they realized Covid-19 was here to stay

'Then the world caved in': Experts describe the day they realized Covid-19 was here to stay.

After allegations of racism and sexism, some applicants remove Tulane from residency rankings

“I’m putting a lot on the line just to stand by my ideals,” said Farrah-Amoy Fullerton, who applied the pediatrics program at Tulane, but decided not to rank it.

Not trusting the FDA, Black doctors’ group creates panel to vet Covid-19 vaccines

As trust in federal health agencies has withered, a group of Black physicians has created its own expert task force to vet regulators’ decisions about Covid-19 drugs and vaccines.

‘We’re flying blind’: African Americans may be bearing the brunt of Covid-19, but access to data is limited

The widening racial divide in who gets infected, who gets tested, and who dies from Covid-19 is emerging from the few cities and states whose data is public.

Why Black doctors like me are leaving faculty positions in academic medical centers

It's ironic that Black faculty members are unfairly tasked with the complex and overwhelming chore of remedying the structural outcomes of centuries of institutionalized racism in medicine that they did not create.

Barring cisgender women from the Descovy trials was a bad call

There's a dearth of data on the safety and efficacy of women using PrEP to prevent acquiring HIV. The Descovy trials could have changed that, but the company decided to exclude cisgender women from its trials.