PremieBreathe is Named to YEI’s Global Social Venture Creation Program
Yale startup PremieBreathe was the first to be admitted into the Global Social Venture Creation Program, a new opportunity offered in partnership with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) and InnovateHealth Yale to support social ventures that require funding to travel abroad. To be eligible, teams must first be accepted into YEI’s Venture Creation Program which provides guidance, mentorship and $1,000 to advance early-stage ventures. The Global Social Venture Creation Program provides an additional $2,200 in support.Source: Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
Ko Is Appointed Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health
Albert Ko, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist whose research has yielded critical insights into the health consequences of rapid urbanization and social inequity, has been appointed the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health, effective July 1.
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Welcomes New Members, Drs. Debbie Humphries, Christine Simon, and Junhan Fang
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) welcomes two new associate faculty members, Drs. Debbie Humphries and Christine L. Simon, and a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Junhan Fang. Their arrival reflects CMIPS’ ongoing efforts to foster a multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to developing and disseminating innovative methodological approaches to increasing the uptake and implementation of effective public health interventions.
Covid-19 in Connecticut Public Schools
Nearly all Connecticut schools closed after the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. But starting this past fall, state policy makers and school officials have been increasingly focused on getting as many students physically back into the classroom as possible, citing benefits to student education, mental health, and socialization. Keeping students in schools safely depends upon the levels of transmission found within individual schools and in the broader community. In Connecticut, individual school districts have made autonomous decisions about their learning models, often changing weekly to an in-person, hybrid or remote model in response to local conditions. State officials have characterized in-school outbreaks as rare, despite the numbers and patterns of reported cases. The independence of Connecticut public school districts has also produced inequitable access to the facilities and services needed to safely return to school during a pandemic.Source: Yale COVID Mapping Initiative
The Development of the Girl Champ Brand in eSwatini: Engaging the Private Sector to Promote Uptake of Health Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women
In eSwatini and across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at significantly higher risk of HIV infection and poorer sexual and reproductive health (SRH) than their male counterparts.Source: Project Last Mile
The Evolution of Trust within a Global Health Partnership with the Private Sector: An Inductive Framework
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative investigated how trust between partners evolved in the context of Project Last Mile (PLM), a global health partnership that translates the business acumen of The Coca-Cola Company to strengthen public health systems across Africa.Source: Project Last Mile
COVID recovery packages should include climate solutions, researcher says
As countries rebuild their economies, they could help speed the transition to renewable energy. Dr. Robert Dubrow, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, "says as countries rebuild, they have an opportunity to accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy. And that would help solve another public health crisis: climate change."Source: Yale Climate Connections
Dr. Donna Spiegelman, Director of Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science, Receives Grant to Support Community Organizations in Ending the HIV Epidemic
To strengthen the quality of, and technical expertise available to, projects funded by federal agencies as part of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE), Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Director of the Yale School of Public Health’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS), has been awarded the NIH grant “R3EDI: Rigorous, Rapid, & Relevant Evidence aDaptation & Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic.”
Who should inform the public on the president’s health? Yale Biomedical Ethics expert weighs in
Patient-physician confidentiality is a fundamental principle of medical ethics. In an interview with WTNH, Sarah Hull, MD, the associate director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics, discusses how physicians should balance obligations toward individual patients with the duty to promote public health and preserve public trust.Source: WTNH
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
Surge in single-use PPE feeds "toxic" pandemic waste crisis
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic produced millions of articles of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Without proper disposal, many items end up in traditional waste streams or dumped in the open. Reusable PPE, Dr. Jodi Sherman notes, may provide a solution.Source: Financial Times