Beginning the Journey in Medicine
“Teaching yourself, patients, and others is what the profession of medicine entails.” Assistant Professor Oluwatosin Adeyemo, MD, MPH, shared this idea with the 104 first-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students during their two-week Introduction to the Profession (iPro) course.
Yale Black Postdoctoral Association Provides Visibility and ‘Home’ to Black Postdocs
The Yale Black Postdoctoral Association is about community and support, said the founders, but it is also about enhancing the visibility of Black postdocs — to one another, and to the Yale School of Medicine community at large.
Intersections Success Story: David Castillo Azofeifa, PhD
David Castillo Azofeifa, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco, said that when he applied and was accepted as a fellow at the first Intersections Science Fellows Symposium, he expected it to begin and end with the three-day event for presenting his research and making connections. In reality, says Castillo Azofeifa, it was much more. “Intersections really prepares you for the job market,” he says. “It highlights you as an excellent candidate and it prepares you for what to do. And it connects you with a community of underrepresented people in the sciences.”
Intersections Success Story: Melanie McReynolds, PhD
When Melanie McReynolds, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton, attended the first Intersections Science Fellows Symposium in January 2021, she already had three faculty job offers. But, she says, she saw the program as an opportunity to expand her network even further, to receive valuable career mentorship, and to develop her negotiating skills.
Yale Geneticist With Rare Disease to Build Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle
A $3 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, awarded to a team of researchers led by Monkol Lek, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Yale, will support Lek and his team in creating a Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle — a roadmap of healthy skeletal cells and how they change at four key age group milestones between the ages of zero and 18 years.
Collective Efforts to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Genetics Department Make Steady Progress
Every two weeks, members of the Yale Genetics Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) come together to discuss ways to address equity and inclusion across all underrepresented memberships within the department.
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Launches Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Web Portal
In late April 2021, Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML) launched a new webpage that aggregates the library’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) resources.
Pilot grants to study the health of women and resources for women faculty at Yale gaining momentum
Even today, attention to research on women’s health remains far behind that of men, and fewer women faculty are pursuing opportunities to commercialize their research. Two organizations at Yale – Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) and the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) --- are looking to change those trends, offering grants and programs specifically aimed at supporting women’s health research and supporting women faculty who wish to seek funding to bring their discoveries to a commercial light.
Boatright Named YSM Teaching and Learning Center Faculty Associate for DEI Educator Development
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS, took on an additional role on July 1, 2021— YSM Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) faculty associate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) educator development.
Mentoring key to equity, says Nii Addy, PhD, Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion
To build a medical school environment where underrepresented minorities can thrive, mentoring is key, says Nii Addy, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Yale School of Medicine's inaugural Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion.
The Yale Ciencia Academy Welcomes a New Class of Young Science Leaders
This June, 16 young science leaders kicked off their year as fellows of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. The competitive program prepares promising scientists of color to successfully transition from a PhD into rewarding research careers.
Yale Health Professional School Educators Share Medical Education Innovations and Research at Annual Med Ed Day
“How can we uphold and help the Yale System be strong and move forward into the next decade?” Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Deputy Dean for Education, Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, asked this question during her keynote remarks at the ninth annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day).
Science Communication Week highlights underrepresented voices and unconventional paths
Virtual talks from communicators underrepresented in science are underway as part of Science Communication Week, one of many efforts from the Yale Biological and Biomedical Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Collective (YBDIC) to make science accessible and relevant to minoritized students.