2nd annual ¡ANDA! 5K to benefit HAVEN Free Clinic on Oct. 3
Put on your running or walking shoes and support a great cause by participating in the 2nd annual ¡ANDA! 5K for HAVEN Free Clinic in Jocelyn Square Park on Saturday, Oct 3. All proceeds will go to HAVEN Free Clinic, a Yale student-run health clinic that provides free primary care and wellness services to uninsured adults in Fair Haven. After-party will include music, lawn games, free food, and raffle prizes. All are welcome, you don't have to be a runner! For those who do not want to run or walk but still want to be involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer opportunities.
New research program gives incoming students a head start
Early this year, within days of receiving their acceptance letters from the School of Medicine, members of the Class of 2016 also received invitations to start their medical studies eight weeks early. Eleven students took the school up on this offer and spent their summers working in laboratories and clinical research groups, and researching such subjects as X-ray crystallography, tissue engineering and patient outcomes with chronic diseases.
Voices from the Field: “Community” in Global Health Research: My Eye-opening Journey From the Wet Lab to the Canadian Arctic
YSPH doctoral student Sappho Gilbert on her journey toward public health research and current research on nutrition changes among Inuit communities in Nunavet, Canada.Source: NIEHS - Global Environmental Health Newsletter
Stefano Daniele wins the 2021 Porter Prize
Judged and awarded together with the Field Prize, the Porter Prize is one of few prizes awarded university-wide, across disciplines. The prize is given for a written work of scholarship in any field in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts and/or principles and to make the product of general human interest. The prize was established in 1872 by the Kingsley Trust Association (The Scroll and Key Society) in honor of the late Professor Porter, who received a bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1842.
Through F-1 Doctors, Yale’s doctors in training make it easier for international students to attend U.S. medical schools
Rachel Jaber Chehayeb wanted to stay in the U.S. to attend medical school after graduating from Yale College, but she knew it would be difficult. As a Lebanese citizen, she would have to navigate visa requirements and loans without nearby family or a ready support network. “I only knew of one person who had done it,” said Chehayeb, a first-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. “There was not a community of international medical students.”
Outcomes Worse in Patients with Persistent Conduction Abnormalities after TAVR
Recent advances in TAVR have enabled lower-risk patients to benefit from this therapy. However, post-TAVR complications with the heart’s electrical impulses, known as conduction abnormalities, continue to undermine the next generation of valve repair devices.
Responding to a Changing World Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos
During her 27 years of active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Katherine Ciacco Palatianos has seen a steady increase in women and people of color working at all levels of public health across the United States.