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Biases in cardiometabolic research put minority women's lives at risk

New research from Michigan Public Health

Biases in heart disease and metabolic disorder – also known as cardiometabolic – studies are putting the lives of midlife Black and Hispanic women in jeopardy. These women are experiencing cardiometabolic risks five to 11 years earlier than White women, but studies designed to gauge these differences often underestimate the disparity, according to new research from the University of Michigan.

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Bhramar Mukherjee elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Induction into the NAM is the highest honor for health and medicine researchers in the United States.

Today, Bhramar Mukherjee, the John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was one of five University of Michigan professors elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Induction into the NAM is the highest honor for health and medicine researchers in the United States.

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Looking at 10 years of data, experts recommend improvements to the flu vaccine

Q&A with Arnold Monto

According to a new study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, while there have been major advances over the last decade in an effort to improve the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine, innovative approaches are needed to significantly improve vaccine effectiveness. Study author Arnold Monto, professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the findings.