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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for October 23, 2023

October 23, 2023
by Tracy Rabin and Sheela Shenoi

Greetings to all,

Next week is CUGH’s Virtual Global Health Week Oct 30-Nov 3rd (the in-person meeting is in March). All sessions are open and free. Climate change, mental health, capacity building, and more. Register here.

Also, please save the date for our first Global Health Night Out of the academic year: Sickle Cell Anemia & Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, which will take place on Wednesday, November 1st from 6:30-8pm. The event will be held in person and dinner will be provided; the discussion will focus on three key articles which are available through the RSVP link below. Our featured faculty is Dr. Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, a visiting colleague from Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda who is the lead physician on the Mulago Hospital Hematology Unit and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University, along with Dr. Mercy Adewale, Yale Emergency Medicine PGY-2. Please click this link for more information and to RSVP (so we can plan for the right amount of food!).

New and Notable

· Lancet Oct 2023: Israeli and Palestinian doctors speak out· NEJM Oct 2023: From Ashes to Action — Indigenous Health Perspectives on the Lāhainā Fires· Lancet Global Health Oct 2023: Glocal is global: reimagining the training of global health students in high-income countries· NEJM Oct 2023: Standard of Care (Yale Author)· Lancet Global Health Oct 2023: Quantitative estimates of preventable and treatable deaths from 36 cancers worldwide: a population-based study· Lancet Oct 2023: Understanding global gun violence, and how to control it

Upcoming Local Events: October/November

  • Thursday October 26th @ 12-1pm 60 College Street, Winslow Auditorium: 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 October 26th @ 12-1pm on zoom: MEDG: Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce: From Students and Beyond by Benjamin Mba. Register here for the zoom link.
  • Thursday October 26th @ 3pm: Celebrating Paul Farmer’s Legacy: Activism through Action: Tracy Kidder and Ophelia Dahl Share Memories of a Global Health Visionary. Register here.
  • Wednesday, November 1st @ 6:30pm: Global Health Night Out: Sickle Cell Anemia & Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Click this link for more information and to RSVP.
  • 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
  • Thursday Nov 9th @ 12-1pm 60 College Street, Winslow Auditorium: YSPH Global Health Seminar presents Innovation in Global Health: The Story of Khushi Baby by Ruchit Nagar, CEO, Khushi Baby
  • Thursday Nov 16th @ 12-1pm 60 College Street, Winslow Auditorium: Equitable Access to Vaccines. Anant Shah, New Products & Lifecycle Lead, COVID & Respiratory Combination Vaccines, Moderna
  • Thursday Nov 30th @ 12-1pm 60 College Street, Winslow Auditorium: Mobile Technologies to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and HIV/AIDS by Zhao Ni, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Nursing.

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 26, 2023