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.
- November 17, 2022
Discoveries & Impact highlights select scientific discoveries per section across the Department of Internal Medicine...
- July 22, 2022
An objective assessment of automated electronic tumor infiltrating lymphocytes percentage (eTILs%) scores is a strong prognostic marker in patients with early-stage melanoma. The study also identifies distinct TIL subpopulations that carry the prognostic values.
- May 20, 2022
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.
- April 15, 2022Source: Healio
The use of current standard HER2 assays as diagnostic tests may result in misassignment of patients for treatment of breast cancer with trastuzumab deruxtecan, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.
- April 05, 2022
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.
- March 30, 2022
PD-L1 and PD-L2 mRNA Are Associated With Outcome and High Negative Predictive Value in Immunotherapy-treated Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This proposed research aims to find an alternative way to identify which persons with NSCLC will respond, and not respond, to this kind of treatment.
- March 18, 2022
Pathologists and research scientists from Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine will be involved in more than 40 presentations and sessions at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles March 19-24.
- March 15, 2022
The three Black women cofounders of the Yale Black Postdoctoral Association (YBPA) — Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, a postdoc in clinical neuroimaging; Aileen Fernandez, PhD, a postdoc in medical oncology; and Chrystal Starbird, PhD, a postdoc in pharmacology — recently shared their thoughts about the supportive role they and other Black women take on and how it’s beginning to take a toll.
- March 04, 2022Source: YouTube
Dr. Shirley Malcom asks Dr. Aileen Fernandez what comes next for her as she moves forward from her postdoc, and what she hopes the future of STEMM looks like.