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Kenneth Langa was recently named a 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the fields of medicine and gerontology, particularly to the understanding of the risk factors and societal burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently inaugurated the Timothy R.B. Johnson Professorship in Global Women's Health. This Professorship will ensure exceptional care and justice for women around the globe. And, this Professorship will honor and celebrate a beloved teacher, leader, care giver and change agent who represents the best of the maize and blue and the best of mankind. It will be awarded to an individual who shares his commitment to being a voice for women throughout the world; a voice for them in important conversations that impact their care; a commitment to fighting for their reproductive rights and improved health for women and their children wherever they are, the Johnson Professorship will inspire future generations and be a lasting tribute to Dr. Johnson’s impact on us and in the world.

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Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing kits are popular holiday gifts. But they come with privacy risks and can lead to unwelcome surprises. In this Consumer Reports article, CBSSM's Scott Roberts discusses some of the risks and concerns related to DTC genetic testing.


Reshma Jagsi, was among the women leaders in oncology who discussed their experiences of gender bias in the use of professional titles in The Cancer Letter. A study led by Narjust Duma found that women speakers were addressed less often by their professional titles and men were less likely to use professional titles when introducing women.

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