In the right (lab) culture, mentorship flourishes — and science benefits
You might imagine a science lab looking a bit sterile and impersonal — little sunlight, masked figures in white coats pouring neon-colored liquid into beakers, all business. You might not expect to hear a science lab referred to as familial, where badminton tournaments, movie nights and barbeques are commonplace.
Conference for First-Generation and Low-Income Medical Professionals and Students Is First of Its Kind
On June 9, 2020, hundreds of pre-medical students, medical students, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country will unite virtually for the first-ever gathering of its kind: a celebration of individuals in the medical profession who identify as first-generation college graduates and/or low-income.
Life as a Covid-19 contact tracer: sleuthing, stress, and veering off-script
STAT News: All Maddie Bender knew when she called the New Haven, Conn., family was that a child had tested positive for Covid-19. Anyone who lived with the child was at risk of catching the new virus, and Bender needed to find out if they had symptoms, if new cases were taking root. What she learned was that public health work during a pandemic is four parts shoe leather and intuition, one part empathy.
‘One’ Episode 3: Public Health scholars blend arts and tech to boost energy
In episode #3 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, Taiga Christie interviews Tanya Yajnik and Yuwen Qiu about their recent collaboration, Agora Good Life, an energy-focused wellness app that is set to launch this summer. Yajnik and Qiu explain how their intersecting interests in arts and public health research inspired the app’s development. Yajnik, a skilled musician, concludes the segment with an aria from her spring recital that was postponed due to physical distancing.
Study Predicts COVID-19’s Impact Across Africa
As of April 28, there were approximately 35,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa. But public health officials fear it will only be a matter of time before infections start to rise on the world’s second largest continent, which is home to 1.3 billion people.
Student Spotlight – Eduardo Encina
As an undergraduate biochemistry major Eduardo Encina was first exposed to public health on a service trip to Nicaragua. There, he accompanied a community health nurse to remote villages to collect data for an epidemiological study of young children’s BMI and nutrition. The realization that healthcare could be delivered outside of the clinic was a revelation to him.
Recruiting the YSM Class of 2024
Each year we rely on your collective efforts during Second Look to recruit the most promising MD and MD-PhD students to Yale School of Medicine. We are writing to inform you that YSM Second Look 2020 will now be virtual—select events will be held online during the originally planned dates, March 26-27, 2020. We are also requesting your help with post-Second Look recruitment.
WHRY Student-led Blog Sheds Light on the History and Current State of Women's Health
WHRY Undergraduate Fellow Anjali Walia offers a personal perspective on the latest in women's health and the long history that continues to unfold in advancing policies and practices to fully study women and sex-and-gender differences.
COVID-19 YSM Students
Just 10 days ago, in my first memo about our approach to COVID-19, I stated that students on clinical clerkships are an essential part of our caregiving teams. I, the clinical chairs, and your medical education leadership believe this to our core. Students track down data and identify the medical literature pertinent to the care of a patient, often educating attendings and residents alike. They may make discoveries in taking a history that others have overlooked. Over the years, medical students have cared for patients with communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, influenza, hepatitis, and HIV. Thus, it seemed plausible and important that our students should take care of patients infected with COVID-19.
In follow-up to President Salovey’s update on Yale’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), I write to provide detailed updates specific to Yale School of Medicine. We continue to take proactive measures to protect the safety of our faculty, staff, and students while continuing to maintain our core missions as best as possible. We are benefitting from the expert advice and diligent work of our faculty in Yale School of Medicine as well as Yale School of Public Health.