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The generous support from Florida Blue Foundation of $10,000 will support two more Duval County inner-city students majoring in a S.T.E.M subject at the college of their choice. This is the third year that the Florida Blue Foundation has supported the Northeast Florida Medical Society Foundation scholarship efforts. The NEFMS...

Early cell changes that can turn into cervical cancer may not need treatment and may get better on their own in 50% of cases, according to a new study. The British Medical Journal research looked at the outcomes of more than 3,000 women and found half of the "moderate" lesions found on routine...

Written by: Megan Brooks DALLAS, TX — For the first time, the intersection between CVD and breast cancer is the focus of an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement.[1] The document "will provide a comprehensive overview of the prevalence of these diseases, shared risk factors, the cardiotoxic effects of therapy and the prevention...

NEFMS with the support of Ascension St. Vincent’s completed another successful Mission Trip to Lucea JAMAICA. The Mission participants treated over 500 patients and performed level 1 surgery in a rural Level 3 hospital. This was the first time in 19 years that major surgery was done at Noel Holmes...

Good news: Deaths from cancer and heart disease—by far the two biggest killers of Americans—are on the decline, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as are those related to HIV. But further analysis released by the public health agency Friday highlight two...

Scientists have demonstrated an "incredibly powerful" ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is a chemical cousin of DNA and unlocks the information...

United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program Established in 2013, the United Health Foundation (UHF) has partnered with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to offer the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. This is a service-learning program designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to...

YOUR SCHOLARSHIP GALA SUPPORT PAYS DIVIDENDS The NEFMSF awarded 5 scholarships of $5,000.00 each to five exceptional students who will be attending college in the fall of 2017. One student Spencer Webster-Bass had already started classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Spencer was represented by his parents and sisters. Jordan Corley will be...

Using one of the largest collections of tumor samples from African Americans with breast cancer, researchers have surveyed the molecular characteristics in these tumors and compared them with those of white women with breast cancer. The study results, which appeared in JAMA Oncology on May 4, confirmed previous findings that, compared...

Obviously, deeply ingrained racial inequality has a wide range of consequences here in the United States. Some of them like issues of criminal justice and voting rights, are perhaps more starkly evident than others. But racial divides also impact other areas that haven’t traditionally been associated with civil rights. Structures of racism and...