YSM Students Advance COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts with Innovative Community-academic Partnerships and Advocacy
Yale School of Medicine students, in collaboration with a diverse set of other students and community members, are playing a significant role in the vaccination campaign in New Haven, in Connecticut, and nationally.
MD-PhD Student Eric Song Receives Prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Eric Song, a fifth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD student, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. The awardees are selected based on the quality, originality, and scientific significance of their research, as well as to represent a diverse range of research topics.
Two YSM Faculty Receive International Cytokine & Interferon Society Young Investigator Awards
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Assistant Professors of Immunobiology Carrie Lucas, PhD, and Aaron Ring, MD, PhD, recently received Young Investigator Awards from the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Women: Coronavirus Vaccines Won’t Make You Infertile
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women’s careers, finances and home lives. Although the vaccines may represent a solution, as scientists studying coronavirus infection and immune responses in women, we are now hearing from young women who say they might skip the shots out of fear for their fertility or nursing child. We are concerned about how inaccurate, extreme and widespread these theories have become, because getting vaccinated is the best way for women to protect themselves and their families.Source: The New York Times
Yale Medicine Board elects new female chair, four new members
The Yale Medicine Board has elected a new female chair and has nominated and ratified four other female faculty members. Nita Ahuja, the current chair of the surgery department at the Yale School of Medicine and an assistant director at the Yale Cancer Center, was elected as the new chair of the board in October. The four other women appointed to the board were Michele Johnson, Marie Robert, Marietta Vazquez and Merceditas Villanueva. The appointment of these five new members increased the gender and racial equity of the 27-member board.Source: Yale Daily News
Yale Experts Address Latest Coronavirus Developments in Virtual Town Hall Video
A 90-minute video—Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic—featuring eight experts from Yale and the city of New Haven was released today (March 19) to inform the public and policymakers on the latest developments in the global public health emergency.
Yale Virtual Town Hall to Address the Latest on Pandemic: Email Q's Thru 4:30 pm on 3/18
A panel of seven experts from Yale and the City of New Haven will meet in a virtual town hall Wednesday (March 18) to inform the public and policymakers on the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Celebrates its 90th anniversary
In her introductory remarks at the colloquium, Helen Beilinson, the journal's co-editor-in-chief, noted that at the age of 90, the journal is on track to set a milestone for student-run biomedical journals.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
YSM Celebrates 100 Years of Women
Just over a century ago, Louise Farnam, Helen May Scoville, and Lillian Nye were the first women to be admitted to the School of Medicine. Their achievements and contributions, along with the many women who have followed since then, were recognized on June 1, 2018 with Celebration and Reflection, a daylong symposium commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women at YSM.
Dr. Stephanie Eisenbarth awarded the prestigious Ellis Benson Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists for 2016.
Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology at Yale, received the Ellis Benson Award at the June, 2016 annual meeting of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS). This award is the premier award of ACLPS to a young faculty member in recognition of meritorious accomplishment in the field of laboratory medicine. The picture shows Dr. Eisenbarth receiving the Award from Academy President Marisa Marques.Source: ACLPS
President and professor — Salovey and Medzhitov — elected to Institute of Medicine
Yale President Peter Salovey and immunologist Ruslan Medzhitov of the Yale School of Medicine, have been elected as new members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the most prestigious bodies in health and medicine.
National Study Produces Concerning Findings about Medical Students and Microaggressions
Microaggressions are a common experience for medical students and are associated with a positive screening for depression, lower medical school satisfaction, and a higher risk of contemplating transfer or withdrawal from medical school.
The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry
Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, a graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, writes in the Wall Street Journal about data captured by smartphones and other technology, and how it can be used by mental health professionals to treat patients.Source: The Wall Street Journal