Latest DEI News
YNHH and YSM’s Graduate Medical Education More Than Doubles Number of Students Underrepresented in Medicine
This year, 24% of new residents in Yale New Haven Hospital (YNNH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM)’s Graduate Medical Education programs are from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM), more than double last year’s figures.
- November 12, 2021
A Haven for Those in Need—Yale Medical Students and Faculty Provide Accessible Care Through HAVEN Free Clinic
On Saturdays, medical, physician associate, and nursing students come together to transform it into HAVEN, a free clinic providing comprehensive primary care services to those in need. The student-run organization serves uninsured, often undocumented individuals from low-income backgrounds.
- November 05, 2021
In early October 2021, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) announced the launch of a pilot Student Mental Health & Wellness Program for its MD, MD-PhD, Physician Associate, and Physician Assistant Online students.
- October 28, 2021
Yale Cancer Center Study Shows New Strategy to Fight Drug Resistance in HER2-Positive Breast and Ovarian Cancers
New findings by researchers at Yale Cancer Center demonstrate a novel strategy to treat tumor growth in breast and ovarian cancers characterized by HER2 gene amplification, an increase in the number of copies of a gene.
- October 28, 2021
Thanks to a redesign led by the Yale School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Wellness Room in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library’s Morse Reading Room is now a true sanctuary for medical students, faculty, and staff. The room features smart phone-adjustable lights and ambient sounds, a soft reclining chair and foot rest, a rock garden, books on positive thinking and emotional intelligence, adult coloring books, and yoga and prayer mats.
- October 27, 2021
FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Collaborates With School of Medicine to Promote Clinical Trials Diversity
Yale made great strides in this area at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the work now being funded will build on that work by further refining approaches to building trust and participation in clinical trials in diverse communities across the country.
- October 15, 2021
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 14, 2021
Yale researcher is lead author of recommendations for improving how electronic health records characterize transgender patients and influence gender-diverse research.
- 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
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.