Globally Committed to Health

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Yale Public Health Fall 2010 Cover

Editor's Note

Healthier students in New Haven

Advances

  • Online networks have small effect on health quality
  • Insulin levels and breast cancer survival linked
  • Hospice saves money, reduces hospitalizations
  • Unhealthy weight patterns during pregnancy identified
  • Overweight women have heightened risk of STIs
  • Regular exercise found to reduce cancer risk
  • Method predicts risk of invasive breast cancer

Perspective

  • From clean water to HIV to the need for developing in-country research capacities, there is no shortage of global health issues on the horizon
  • Stronger health systems - Cassie Toner, M.P.A., Program Associate for African Health, and Mary Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the African Health Initiative, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Water: A global health priority - Ariane Kirtley, M.P.H. '04, Founder and Executive Director of Amman Imman: Water is Life
  • The critical need for research capacity - Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research, National Institutes of Health
  • Leveraging research investments - Lynn Garner, Ph.D., Trustee and President of the Donaghue Foundation
  • Sustaining political commitment - Michael Kazatchkine, M.D., Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • The continuing challenges of HIV/AIDS - Julie Driver, Program Manager of the Peace Corps Fellows/ USA Program
  • A cleaner, healthier environment - Adrienne S. Ettinger, Sc.D., M.P.H., YSPH Assistant Professor in the division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology

A Global Commitment to Health

A global health movement at Yale and beyond is working to build a healthier future for all.

An Expanding Infrastructure

Global health training at Yale is in high demand by students, and the programs are expanding to meet the interest.

In the Global Field

Ten examples of the diverse global health work and research under way at YSPH.

  • Urban unease
  • HIV unleashed
  • A malaria misstep
  • A new generation, and gender, of health professionals
  • Healthy beginnings
  • Air Analysis
  • In-country answers
  • Arsenic and old wells
  • Korea's model
  • Degrees of dengue

Students

Team trials - Refugee children and YSPH student coaches bond on the soccer field.

Alumni

  • On cancer's trail - The cancer risks associated with a meat-heavy diet are explored by a recent graduate.
  • Alumni News

YSPH Notes

  • Challenge fund achieves goal
  • Too much of a good thing?
  • Biostatistic professor elected fellow of AAAS
  • Ruger receives scholars award, named to IOM committees
  • Regulatory Affairs Certificate available at YSPH
  • Summer interns add to PARTNRS study
  • Claus named to state expert genomics advisory panel
  • School's doctoral program ranked among the top
  • Liver cancer research under way with $7 million grant
  • Downs Fellows present international research results

Yesterday

A research pioneer who opened doors for women in science

Today

Looking to end the threat of African sleeping sickness