Women: Coronavirus Vaccines Won’t Make You Infertile
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women’s careers, finances and home lives. Although the vaccines may represent a solution, as scientists studying coronavirus infection and immune responses in women, we are now hearing from young women who say they might skip the shots out of fear for their fertility or nursing child. We are concerned about how inaccurate, extreme and widespread these theories have become, because getting vaccinated is the best way for women to protect themselves and their families.Source: The New York Times
Old Friends Gather on Alumni Reunion Weekend
Returning to New Haven for reunion, it wasn’t hard for many alumni to notice the positive changes to the city. New mass transit options, excellent hotels, and a developed downtown all made spending two or three days at Yale School of Medicine at the end of May and beginning of June an attractive proposition.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Celebrates its 90th anniversary
In her introductory remarks at the colloquium, Helen Beilinson, the journal's co-editor-in-chief, noted that at the age of 90, the journal is on track to set a milestone for student-run biomedical journals.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Yale's Medical Education Community Celebrates Its Achievements
On May 16, 2019, more than 200 people gathered for the seventh annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day): Enhancing Educator Development, the event’s largest audience to date, demonstrating that Med Ed Day has become an established tradition for Yale’s active and expanding medical education community.
Innovative Interprofessional Education for all Yale Medical, Physician Associate, and Nursing Students
For the past three years, every first-year MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) student has participated in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) course. ILCE occurs each year over 16 weeks from September through April.
Photo Exhibit Highlights Women Faculty at YSM
"Aperture: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine" is a photo exhibit featuring women faculty at the School of Medicine that is on display through January 2020, along the hallway between the dean's office and the Beaumont Room on the second floor of Sterling Hall of Medicine.
Special Symposium Honors Steitz, Illuminates Challenges that Women Scientists Face
The career—both as research pioneer and as mentor—of Joan A. Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, was celebrated at a symposium on March 6 that illustrated the span of her storied life in science with tributes from people whose careers she has guided.
Yale School of Medicine Joins Health Care Leaders to Advance Equity, Safety
Yale School of Medicine has joined a network of health care leaders organizing across industries to create safe, fair, and dignified workplaces for women. TIME’S UP Healthcare aims to drive new policies and decisions that result in more balanced, diverse, and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe work cultures within all facets of the healthcare industry.
A Call to Action: Former Secretary of State Urges Student Engagement in Fight to Stop Climate Change
Speaking to a packed house in Harkness Auditorium, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Yale School of Public Health students and others across the university to use their voices, education and votes to combat climate change, a struggle he described as nothing short of a matter of “life and death.”
Map charts Yale’s international alumni, research, and education programs
Visitors to the Yale and the World website can quickly get a sense of the scope of Yale’s international involvement and the variety of projects, initiatives, and experiences undertaken by students, faculty, and alumni by clicking on the Global Engagements Map, a visual representation of Yale’s connections around the world.Source: Yale News
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.