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  • Dr. Carter welcome 9 year old girl for tour of Horsley lab

    Bobbi Wilson, a fourth-grader from Caldwell, NJ, was killing lanternflies in her neighborhood when a neighbor spotted her and decided to call the police to report “a little Black woman walking and spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees”. The event gained national attention and Yale Public Health Professor Ijema Opara decided to make a difference by inviting the young girl to Yale for a Science Tour.

    Source: Black New Jersey girl invited to Yale after neighbor called police on her for spraying lanternflies
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  • Shattering Glass Ceilings: Three Black Women Surgeons Ascend to Chairs of Departments of Surgery

    Diversification at the highest level of academic surgical leadership is critical in creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment; an environment more reflective of the population whom we as surgeons serve and care for. Until the year 2021, an African American female surgeon had never ascended to the role of Department of Surgery Chair. However, by 2021, not 1 but 3 African American women became Chairs of Surgery: Karen Gibbs, MD, KMarie King, MD, and Andrea Hayes, MD. To highlight and celebrate these historical appointments, we interviewed these extraordinary women who shared their unique views on ascending to leadership.

    Source: Annals of Surgery Volume 276, Number 4, October 2022
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    Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation student Dr Kristyn Carter recently made University of Glasgow history as the first Black graduate of our PhD in Immunology.

    Source: University of Glasgow, Institute of Infection and Immunity
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  • Quantitative Assay Measures Low Levels of HER2 with Renewed Accuracy

    Researchers at Yale Cancer Center have developed a new quantitative assay to measure the amount of HER2 protein in patients with breast cancer with increased accuracy. The improved data may provide new options for treatment for patients previously found ineligible for treatment based on traditional HER2 screening assays. The findings were published today in Laboratory Investigation.

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  • The More Marginalized Identities Med Students Have, the More Mistreatment and Burnout They Experience

    A new study from Yale researchers looks at how intersectionality increases incidents of mistreatment and magnifies the effects of burnout on medical students. Using data from over 30,000 graduating medical students from 140 U.S. medical schools, the study found that students with three marginalized identities (female, non-white, and lesbian, gay or bisexual) experienced the most mistreatment and discrimination and the highest score for exhaustion compared with male, white, and heterosexual students.

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