Tag Archives: Black

Want black women students to stay in STEM? Help them find role models who look like them

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role models who share their racial identity is vital to signaling a sense of belonging for women of color college students. “Women who feel like they belong are… Read More »

Despite years of efforts, Black representation in med schools still lacking

Adobe Stock Images After decades of widespread initiatives to boost the number of African-American doctors, Blacks still remain an underrepresented minority in the nation’s medical schools, according to USA Today. That was illustrated by Gabriel Felix, a 27-year-old Rockland County, N.Y., native who is graduating from Howard University’s medical school in May, but still knows how… Read More »

Black Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Live Longer Thanks to New Hormone Therapies

Prostate cancer has historically been more common, more aggressive and more lethal in African-American men compared with other racial groups. But new findings presented at the 2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium reveal that Black men with advanced prostate cancer treated with newer hormone therapies lived 20 percent longer than their white counterparts, reports the American Society… Read More »