Cap Times: Danielle Yancey works to recruit and retain more Native American health professionals

In Wisconsin, Native Americans suffer from sharp health disparities. A recent report found American Indian and Alaska Natives were “vastly underrepresented in American medical schools.” Danielle Yancey, the first full-time director for the Native American Center for Health Professions, is looking to address that.

ScienceDaily: Nearly one in five Tibetan refugee schoolchildren has tuberculosis infection, study finds

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison said it has found not only a startlingly high prevalence of TB disease and infection but also a potentially workable strategy to eliminate the disease in a large, high-risk group. The program was established during a GHI Quality Improvement Leadership Institute.