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  • Why Is Everyone I Know Getting Sick?

    Masks and social distancing made the common cold nearly disappear, but now these viruses are back with a vengeance. RSV is filling up emergency rooms, and flu season is off to a roaring start, too. It’s the worst season of respiratory illness in recent memory. Why is this happening? Alok and Sheena explain the leading theory behind the “tripledemic.” Vitals is a series that’s taking a new approach to health and medicine. Hosts Alok Patel, MD, and Sheena Williams RN are going beyond the headlines to answer your questions on the latest health topics. No judgment, no taboos. Just 100% science-based information.

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  • Inequities in medical school research could hinder workforce diversity

    In two new studies, Yale investigators examined factors that can shape biomedical career paths — research experiences, publications, and funding rates — among medical students in the United States. They found disparities across race, ethnicity, and sex that may contribute to underrepresentation in the field.

    Source: YaleNews
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  • Transforming the Art on Our Walls

    Four years ago, images of women were practically non-existent in the most widely used public spaces at Yale School of Medicine. Today, the school's wall reflect its community.

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  • New Haven Voices

    “You have to understand the community you serve.” New Haven’s director of public health, Maritza Bond, MPH, made this point during the two-part panel discussion series for the Yale health professional schools community, New Haven Voices, held on September 8 and 29.

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  • Medical Students Reflect on Increased Diversity in Institutional Portraits

    Historically, oil portrait paintings of white men have made up nearly all of the artwork in the Sterling Hall of Medicine, a prominent building within the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) campus. Recently, updates were made to the building’s portraiture to feature more diversity in gender and background. In a new qualitative study, researchers from the YSM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital conducted interviews with second- to fourth-year medical students at Yale, asking for their reflections on both the original and updated artwork.

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  • Yale Takes DEI Knowledge to Puerto Rico

    The idea for the nine-hour symposium sprang from conversations with medical students. The session covered imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions, colorism, and women’s health.

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