- September 17, 2019
Harriet A. Washington told her audience, “In this country, you find the heaviest assaults from toxic substances in areas where people of color live.”
- September 04, 2019
One could argue that the poet and the physician are both interested in the same thing, that is the person, and his or her experience of being.
- August 09, 2019
Four Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students recently had the opportunity to study medical humanities at Oxford University. Dervin Cunningham (Class of ’20), Harry Newman-Plotnick (Class of ’22), Tara Torabi (Class of ’20), and Kevin Wang (Class of ’22) were among the 25 students from around the world accepted into this weeklong summer program.
- July 17, 2019
That’s the essence of a good science writer: make it simple for readers to understand but not too simple that you’re misconstruing the facts. When I started out, some 30-plus years ago, I had just graduated from medical school and thought that all I needed to do was translate medical jargon ...
- July 16, 2019
“This institution was never meant for me”: the Impact of Institutional Historical Portraiture on Medical Students
Many academic institutions are reexamining their relationship to historical artwork in shared or public spaces, and questioning the continued commemoration of figures who participated in and benefited from slavery, colonization, and the oppression of marginalized populations.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 This qualitative project examined how Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students responded to institutional portraiture at Sterling Hall of Medicine (SHM)–the flagship building on the medical school campus.
- July 16, 2019
A new research report published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine examines the significance of portraits displayed in the School of Medicine. The study, titled ""This institution was never meant for me': the Impact of Institutional Historical Portraiture on Medical Students," was co-authored by Elizabeth Fitzsousa, a third-year medical student, Nientara Anderson, a fourth-year medical student, and Anna Reisman, MD, associate professor of medicine (general medicine).
- July 15, 2019
A new research report published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine examines the significance of portraits displayed in the medical school.
- May 31, 2019
On Monday, the United States observed Memorial Day, a federal holiday that capped a three-day weekend of events honoring those who died in American military service. Each year, this weekend pushes into public view many rituals of respect, remembrance and grief — occasions when stories and photographs of people who died in uniform gain a brief purchase in the public discourse and when cemeteries where the recent war dead have been laid to rest are crowded with family members, lovers and friends.
- May 30, 2019
A few years ago, my husband, Chris, who survived four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, was killed by an avalanche in Colorado. I am an Army veteran who was deployed to combat zones twice, in 2005 and 2008, without any serious lingering psychological ramifications. But I thought my husband’s death, that New Year’s Eve day, would be the final trigger for post-traumatic stress disorder; it would be what sent me over the edge.