Dr. Valentina Greco serves as Genetics’ Inaugural Vice Chair of Diversity; Establishes Diversity Advisory Committee
Valerie Reinke, Vice Chair of the Department and Professor of Genetics, announced the creation of a Vice Chair of Diversity position. The new role was designed to “establish a framework to scrutinize [the Department’s] current practices and truly commit to change that enhances diversity.” Dr. Reinke acknowledged the need for more intention in “advocating for and facilitating the presence and advancement of under-represented groups.”
- March 24, 2021
Voting is now open for the U.S. News & World Report.
- March 11, 2021
Discoveries & Impact (March 2021)
- March 04, 2021Source: Yale Medicine
Yale Medicine expert discusses how this population can stay safe.
- March 04, 2021
Fifteen School of Medicine faculty members are among the newest group elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
- March 04, 2021Source: How Do Blind Worms See the Color Blue?
The laboratory of Dr. Michael Nitabach discovered that C. elegans, despite lacking eyes and opsin genes, can discriminate between colors to guide foraging decisions. The study is published in the Science journal (https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6533/1059) and is accompanied by a perspective article by Lauren Neal, Leslie Vosshall (https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6533/995)
- February 26, 2021
The current landscape for patients with rare cardiovascular disease has shifted. Using genome sequencing Yale physician-scientists have begun to elucidate the pathophysiology of genetic disorders and develop treatment guidelines and recommendations.
- February 25, 2021
Despite poor outcomes nationally and internationally, patients do better when they receive treatment at facilities like Smilow Cancer Hospital. Our unique ability to bring together clinicians and scientists focused on pancreatic cancer is propelling research advances and bringing renewed hope to patients.
- February 25, 2021
Obesity has long been identified as a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but how to leverage that knowledge for prevention and treatment has been elusive. Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD, is in the process of changing that.
- February 17, 2021
The fellows largely represented communities that have been historically unrepresented in the field of medical research, including those from ethnic and racial minorities, those with disabilities, those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, or those who identify as LGBTQI+.