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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for October 2, 2023

October 02, 2023
by Tracy Rabin and Sheela Shenoi

Greetings to all,

New and Notable

· Lancet Rheumatology Oct 2023: Impact of low disease activity, remission, and complete remission on flares following tapering of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive therapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematous: a multinational cohort study

· Lancet Planetary Health Oct 2023: The costs of climate activism for medical professionals: a case study of the USA, the UK, and Germany

· Lancet Oncology Oct 2023: Developing cancer rehabilitation services and research in low-income and middle-income countries: the case for Zambia and key messages

Upcoming Local Events: October

  • Tuesday, October 3rd @ 5:30-7pm (YSM Harkness Auditorium): The YSM Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity and the YSM Office of Medical Education present, “New Haven Voices: Understanding Where We Live, Work, and Play.” This event is aimed at Yale-affiliates who are interested in broadening their understanding of the relationships between Yale and different facets of the New Haven community. Please click this link to register in advance, as food will be provided.
  • Wednesday October 4th @ 12-1pm at Winslow Auditorium (YSPH, 60 College): Planning Healthy Landscapes in Tropical Countries by Dr. Paula Prist, PhD, Senior Scientist, EcoHealth Alliance.
  • Wednesday October 4th @ 4pm at Luce Hall 203: CAS Lecture Series: The Transformation of a Young Continent: Dimensions of Africa Rising by WANJIRU M. GITAU, PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
  • Wednesday October 4th @ 430pm, Luce Hall: PROGRAM ON REFUGEES, FORCED DISPLACEMENT, AND HUMANITARIAN RESPONSES presents: Missing in Brooks County - Movie Screening and Q&A with Film Director Lisa Molomot
  • Wednesday, October 4th @ 5-6:30pm (YSM Cohen Auditorium or on Zoom): The YSM Program for Biomedical Ethics and the Yale Pediatric Ethics Program present, “Crisis Standards of Care: Preparing for the Next Pandemic.” Please see the attached flyer for more information and to see the Zoom link.
  • Thursday, October 5th @ 830am in Fitkin and virtually: Medical Grand Rounds: "The Planet as Patient: Addressing Climate Change and Health" by Robert McLean MD.
  • Thursday October 5th @ 12pm, Harkness Memorial Auditorium: Leaders in Public Health - Dean's Speaker Series: Mandy K. Cohen, CDC Director
  • Thursday October 5th @ 12pm, 60 College Street: Health Systems Strengthening Post-War and Post-Ebola in Liberia by Dr. Kristina Talbert-Slagle.
  • Thursday October 5th @ 7pm online: LIVE from NYPL and The Atlantic virtual session “Banned: Censorship and Free Expression in America”. Register for the livestream here.
  • 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 @ 12-1pm: Global Health in Practice: Investing Amidst Pandemics, Denial of Evidence, and Neo-Dependency by Olusoji Adeyi, President, Resilient Health Systems (via Zoom)
  • 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).

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 05, 2023