The Yale chapter of Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), just entering its fourth year, received its second chapter award at the SACNAS Award Ceremony on October 13. The organization is tasked with supporting underrepresented students in STEM through professional development, student mentorship, and an outreach program to the New Haven community.
- October 15, 2021Source: Yale Daily News
Marietta Vazquez ’90, a professor in pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, has made strides to connect the medical institution and her home.
- October 14, 2021
Ayah Nuriddin, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton, will be the first to admit that the concept of eugenics — manipulating human reproduction to increase certain desired characteristics — is a loaded one, with a history steeped in racism. But early on in her research career, Nuriddin became fascinated with a lesser-known part of racial science history called Black eugenics. She’ll give a talk on the Black eugenics movement on October 14, 3:45pm as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale and STEM and Health Equity Advocates at Yale.
- October 12, 2021
Sebastian Diaz, a PhD student in immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), said it’s hard to be among the pioneers, but because medical students from underrepresented backgrounds have pushed for greater emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) supported by resources “We have a very robust system that is now becoming bigger and bigger every year.”
- October 12, 2021
The fall semester is well underway, and one of the highlights for me, personally, is the opportunity to welcome the new faculty at the new faculty orientation. Together with my colleagues Aba Black, MD and Darin Latimore, MD, we introduced a few concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- October 11, 2021
Pamela Kunz, MD, was recently recognized as the 2021 Woman Oncologist of the Year by Women Leaders in Oncology for her commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through her research, committee leadership, and talks. “My advocacy is what is being recognized,” Kunz said, “To have the award acknowledge my DEI efforts is really meaningful.”
- October 04, 2021
Second year MD/PhD student Daniel Colón-Ríos first came to Yale the summer after his sophomore year, when he was a student at the University of Puerto Rico — Mayaguez Campus studying chemistry. During a summer research program run by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, now known as the Yale Biomed Amgen Scholars Program, he worked in the lab of Faye Rogers, PhD, associate professor of therapeutic radiology and associate director of the MD/PhD program. “I got a concrete perspective on what the MD/PhD program is, and I came back the next summer and decided to apply to programs in the U.S.,” Colón-Ríos said.
- September 30, 2021
The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine’s September 2021 issue on Health Equity has been published on PubMed Central. The YJBM September 2021 focus issue explores the breadth and complexity of health inequities research in the US and abroad.
- September 29, 2021
Marietta Vazquez, MD, professor of pediatrics and associate dean for medical student diversity, carved her own path. Her last 27 years have been marked by hard work, personal and professional growth, and a return to her roots. Along her path, she earned a lot of “firsts,” becoming the first Latina to be named by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to be a voting member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, responsible for developing vaccine policy; the first Latina Vice Chair in the department of Pediatrics; and now the first Latina to be named Associate Dean at Yale School of Medicine.
- September 27, 2021
How can we as a community and healthcare system end structural, systemic, and as a colleague shared recently, everyday racism?