Reporters from Kaiser Health News and the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism spent much of the fall in and around Sandtown-Winchester, a Baltimore neighborhood where violence flared last year after Freddie Gray was fatally injured in police custody. Residents say they have little more confidence in the medical system intended to heal them than in the criminal justice system intended to protect them.

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Too few women and minorities are entering certain medical specialties in the U.S., researchers say

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Our Nancy Kass is a guest editor of the American Journal of Public Health’s comprehensive look at the current ethical landscape of human subjects research with minority populations

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