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Global Health and Distinction Pathway News Update for February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024
by Tracy Rabin and Sheela Shenoi

Greetings to all,

· SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, February 27th @ 730-830pm via zoom: Global Health Advocacy Part 2: So you want to write an Op-Ed? Guidance from Alum Pranay Sinha.

· SAVE THE DATE: Department of Internal Medicine Global Health Week (March 25-28th): Climate Change, Global Migration, and Health

  • Monday March 25th 6:30pm: Dinner & Film Screening: Climate Refugees
  • Tuesday, March 26th 12-1pm: Global Health Poster Session. Zoom
  • Thursday, March 28th 8:30-9:30am: Medical Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Maya Prabhu “Climate Migration is happening: what does this mean for medicine?”
  • Thursday March 28th 12-1pm: Faculty Panel
  • Thursday, March 28th 5:30-7:30pm: Refugee Health Conference featuring current GHEDP resident, Dr. Sneha Modi, and GHEDP alumnus, Dr. Amed Logroño (see attached flyer)

New and Notable

· Lancet Rheumatology Feb 2024: Association of economic insecurities with patient-reported outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus

· Plos Global Public Health Dec 2023: A critical juncture for human rights in global health: Strengthening human rights through global health law reforms

· NEJM Feb 2024: Medical Training Today: Beyond Moral Injury — Can We Reclaim Agency, Belief, and Joy in Medicine?

· Lancet Planetary Health Feb 2024: A risky business

· Lancet Global Health Feb 2024: Compounding challenges for Syrian refugees in Türkiye in the wake of the earthquake

Upcoming Local Events: February & March

Wednesday Feb 21st @ 12-1pm at Luce Hall #203, 34 Hillhouse Avenue: Southeast Asia Studies Seminar series: “Refugee Worlding: Vietnamese American (dis)place-making since 1975”Wednesday Feb 21st @ 630-8pm @ Boyer Center Room 206-208, 295 Congress Avenue: The Yale Global Mental Health Seminar Series is happy to welcome Yale's own, Matthew Basilico MD, PhD who will be leading a seminar titled: Psychopathology, Social Learning and Empire: Intro to Global Mental Health Through Economic History. RSVP here to ensure head count for food. Thursday Feb 22nd @ 12-1pm Hope 216 or on zoom: Yale General Internal Medicine Educational Strategies and Faculty Development Meeting: Educational Work Created in Liberia and Evaluation of Its Impactby Dr. Kristina Talbert Slagle.Thursday Feb 22nd @ 530pm at Humanities Quadrangle 131: European Studies Council “Russia’s War on Ukrainian Farms” with Susanne WengleSunday Feb 25th @ 12-3pm: Nicholas Dawidoff, author of The Other Side of Prospect (book club event 2/1/24) will be giving a talk with Q&A and then moderating a panel with New Haven Police and others. In person and on zoom. Click on this link for more information and to RSVP for this talk.Tuesday February 27th @12-1pm on zoom: CT Statewide Grand Rounds: HIV and Cardiovascular Disease by Dr. Raquel Ramos. Register here.Monday March 11th @ 1230-130pm: Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric HIV Infection by Dr. Elaine Abrams. Register here.

Past Trainings & Recordings Available:

Additional Information:

· The application platform is open for the Department of Internal Medicine’s Cross-Distinction Resident Academic Fund! Through this fund, residents will have the opportunity to apply for awards of up to $500 per year. This money is intended to cover costs associated with presenting your Distinction Pathway-related work at a local, regional, national, or international conference, or other academic activities related to your participation in the Distinction Pathway. All Distinction Pathway residents are encouraged to apply, however, preference will be given to PGY-3s and PGY-4s, as well as (in the future) residents who have not previously received an award from this fund. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis -

· To view prior seminars from the Yale Macmillan Center Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement & Humanitarian Responses, please visit/subscribe to the PRFDHR YouTube channel

· Missed a great webinar? Take a look at the Physicians for Human Rights online archive of COVID-19-related webinars, and also check out the Partners in Health COVID-19 Webinar series archive

· Yale Institute for Global Health website: - subscribe to their newsletter and follow YIGH on Twitter and Facebook

· Global Health Journal List blog entry ( - an interesting and fairly comprehensive list of global health journals! Good for folks who are interested in thinking about what to read or where you might like to publish.

· Sign up for the Global Mental Health Program mailing list:

· Link to the Macmillan Center calendar -­ Please visit this site for a list of upcoming events:

· Subscribe to the daily “Global Health NOW” newsletter:


Tracy and Sheela

Co-Directors, Yale Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway

Submitted by Laura P Crawford on February 20, 2024