New Program Brings Meharry Medical Students into the ‘Yale Family’
Six students were selected from Meharry Medical College, an historically Black medical school in Nashville, in a program designed by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to provide them with research experience and career advancing networking opportunities. The students will work alongside Yale faculty members and residents, begin building networks, and deepen their understanding of careers paths in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroscience.
‘We need positive destruction’: Yale doctors discuss gender equity on Clubhouse
Inginia Genao, MD, kicked off a recent Clubhouse discussion on gender equity in medicine with a sobering statistic: research shows that nearly 40% of women become part time or leave medicine within six years of completing their residency. The discussion, held May 13, was hosted by the Yale Department of Internal Medicine.
PATHS helps students from underrepresented backgrounds realize med school dreams
Nelson Perez Catalan discovered he was interested in pursuing science while working at a student job at the University of Oregon cleaning glass in the labs. He found himself drawn to research around the brain, and thought about pursuing an MD/PhD, but there was no medical school at his university and as a transplant from Chile, he says much of the U.S. college process was mystifying to him. Then he learned about PATHS, or Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.
Psychosocial resilience associated with better cardiovascular health in Blacks
Increased psychosocial resilience correlates with improved cardiovascular (CV) health in Black Americans, according to a study that might hold a key for identifying new strategies for CV disease prevention.Source: Mdedge
Yale School of Public Health Town Hall Focuses on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice
More than 120 members of the Yale School of Public Health community participated in a virtual town hall this week to discuss ideas about how the school can better address diversity, inclusion and social justice moving forward.
Annie Le Fellowship Winners Announced
To honor the memory of Annie Marie Le, a Yale graduate student between 2007 and 2009, Yale University has established the Annie Le Fellowship Fund to benefit Ph.D. students in the Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The students awarded this fellowship have displayed qualities that exemplify the life and career of Annie Le. In particular, Annie Le Fellows are recognized for their exceptional leadership in, or service to, the Yale and/or New Haven communities. Annie Le Fellows receive a prize that represents a $3,000 one-time monetary supplement to their stipend and $2,000 towards support for educational items.
Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development Application Deadline November 2nd, 2018
Program Description The Yale Ciencia Academy is a FREE year-long (January - December) program that provides graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, peer support, and networking; for developing skills that are important for career advancement; and for contributing to their communities through science outreach.
Innovation and Diversity Summit on Patient-Centered Care and Research
The Innovation and Diversity Summit: Patient-Centered Approaches to Care and Research, a collaboration of Yale School of Medicine and its partners at the FDA Office of Minority Health and the YCCI Cultural Ambassadors for Clinical Research will take place on October 5.
Travel Awards Available for Research Faculty & Students for ABRCMS
1. Research faculty and mentors willing to serve as judges at ABRCMS 2018 are eligible to apply for the ABRCMS Judge Travel Award. Apply by July 20th 1. Undergraduates, postbaccalureates, and terminal level master’s students are invited to showcase their research by submitting abstractsfor presentation. The abstract submission deadline is September 7th 1. Travel funds are available to eligible undergraduates and postbaccalaureates students who submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation. The deadline to apply for a travel awardis August 22ndSource: ANNUAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
Shanique Alabi is awarded the 2018 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship
Shanique Alabi has been awarded the 2018 Gilliam Fellowship. The goal of HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study program is to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in science, including college and university faculty who have the responsibility to develop the next generation of scientists.
2018 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event
We invite senior graduate students from underrepresented groups to apply to attend the 2018 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event to be held April 10th-April 12th. Ten applicants will be selected for an expense-paid visit to Vanderbilt to attend the recruitment event.Source: 2018 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event
Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence & Success (S.P.I.N.E.S.) Application Deadline: March 9, 2018. Full financial assistance is available.
Intensive immersion experience designed to create the future leaders of a diverse scientific workforce in neuroscience.Source: S.P.I.N.E.S. June 14 - July 5, 2018
With the Renewal of the Yale CTSA Comes New Funding Opportunities
Yale’s status as a funded CTSA site opens several additional opportunities for external funding through National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Through the NCATS’s Division of Innovation, the NIH institute and division that oversee all CTSA funding, Yale investigators can now apply for new research opportunities available only to universities with funded CTSA hubs. As part of this program, Robert Sherwin and the Yale CTSA have already been awarded three of these grants; in addition, new opportunities will continue to become available.
Kuanlin Wu, 3rd year grad student, has been selected to receive an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship Award
We are pleased to announce that Kuanlin Wu, 3rd year grad student in Tony Koleske’s lab, has been selected to receive an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship Award. Kuanlin will be investigating how the platelet-derived growth factor regulates integrin activation. Kuanlin is an international student from China, and the AHA fellowship is one of very few for which foreign students are eligible. Congratulations Kuanlin!