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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for October 10, 2023

October 10, 2023
by Tracy Rabin and Sheela Shenoi

Greetings to all,

Following this weekend’s news of the latest violent crisis to erupt on the global stage with the attack on Israel by Hamas and the subsequent Israeli declaration of war, we hope that you had seen yesterday’s email from YSM Dean Nancy Brown and Deputy Dean Darin Latimore about a community gathering that will be held on Wednesday, October 11th from 12-1pm in TAC Auditorium. As they noted, “This event will be an opportunity for us to stand in solidarity with those affected by the conflict, share our thoughts and feelings, and learn from each other's perspectives. We encourage all members of our YSM community to attend this gathering, as we believe that open listening and respectful dialogue is an important step toward fostering understanding and peace.” And as shared to the housestaff listserv yesterday by Steve Huot, the YNHH Designated Institutional Official (Head of GME)/YSM Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, please note that if you or any of your colleagues whose families or loved ones have been impacted by these events are feeling overwhelmed, you/they should feel free to reach out to any of the GME Directors (including Tracy) or Dr. Paul Desan ( who serves as an additional wellness/mental health support within the GME Office.

New and Notable

· Lancet Regional Health Southeast Asia Oct 2023: Knowledge is power (stroke)

· NEJM Oct 2023: Fossil-Fuel Pollution and Climate Change: Preventing Heat-Related Illness among Outdoor Workers — Opportunities for Clinicians and Policymakers

· Lancet Planetary Health Oct 2023: Towards a more sustainable future: simple recommendations to integrate planetary health into education

· NEJM Oct 2023: Dismantling the Overpolicing of Black Residents

· Lancet Rheumatology Oct 2023: Global, regional, and national burden of rheumatoid arthritis, 1990–2020, and projections to 2050: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021

· Lancet Oncology Oct 2023: Patient first, Person first

· NEJM Oct 2023: Countering the Health Disinformation Machine

· Plos One Oct 2023: Prioritizing persons deprived of liberty in global guidelines for tuberculosis preventive treatment(Yale authors)

Upcoming Local Events: October

  • Wednesday October 11th @ 12-1pm @ Fitkin Auditorium: Pediatric Grand Rounds: "Global Vaccines and Immunizations: The Science vs the Anti-Science" by Dr. Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Wednesday October 11th @ 12-1250pm on zoom: Global contamination of wildlife and humans with PFAS and the Environmental Working Group’s approach to public health protection.
  • Thursday October 12th @ 8:30-9:30am @ Fitkin Auditorium/Zoom: Medical Grand Rounds: Stephen J. Huot Lecture: “The Paradox of Primary Care Leadership Under Value-based Payment Models”
  • Thursday October 12th @ 12-1pm (60 College Street, Winslow Auditorium): YSPH Global Health Seminar presents “Global Health in Practice: Investing Amidst Pandemics, Denial of Evidence, and Neo-Dependency by Dr. Olusoji Adeyi, President, Resilient Health Systems (presenting via Zoom)
  • Tuesday October 17th @ 7pm: Where the Sun Rarely Goes – 12 minute documentary about MSF (Medicine Sans Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders) in a Russian Prison. Register here.
  • Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm ET with Dr. Uché Blackstock, an emergency physician and breakout public voice of the pandemic, for a frank conversation about bias and racism in medicine and health care with OpEd Project leader and physician Dr. Amanda Calhoun. Register here (sliding scale fee structure).
  • Thursday October 26th @ 12-1pm: Addressing Emerging Public Health Challenges in Cambodia by Yem Sokunthea, Health Economist; Chham Savina, Research Fellow; Mao Sovathiro, Researcher; National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia
  • Thursday Nov 2nd @12-1pm(60 College Street, Winslow Auditorium): YSPH Global Health Seminar presents “HIV-TB in sub-Sahara Africa by Dr. Luke Davis, YSPH

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 -


Tracy and Sheela

Co-Directors, Yale Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway

Submitted by Laura P Crawford on October 10, 2023