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  • Excess Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Most analyses regarding the excess risk of death during the COVID-19 pandemic have relied on summary data. However, a recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology instead analyzed individual patient-level data based on medical records from the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States.

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  • Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Infectious Diseases at Yale

    The Infectious Disease Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Committee (ID2EA) was formed in March 2020 as a joint effort by faculty from the Yale Section of Infectious Diseases, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and faculty in Yale School of Medicine’s Section of the History of Medicine. ID2EA aims to take a multi-pronged approach towards incorporating a focus on equity and antiracism into the education and professional development initiatives within the Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Infectious Diseases.

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  • Jumping into the deep end

    Marie Egan of YSM’s Department of Pediatrics has had a long and successful career helping patients and advancing research. Her advice to new doctors? Don’t dip your toe in the water: jump in.

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  • Initiative Tackles Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism Within Infectious Diseases

    As the summer season of 2020 peaked, amidst a swelling pandemic and the murder of George Floyd, a team of physicians and staff within the Yale Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Infectious Diseases banded together with university historians and experts from the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning to create a space to address diversity, equity, and anti-racism. Initially spearheaded by Lydia Aoun-Barakat, MD, associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases), and Gerald Friedland, MD, professor emeritus (infectious diseases), the section established the Infectious Diseases Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism (ID2EA) consortium, which aims to address systemic racism, promote diversity, and promote equity within the infectious disease space both at Yale and beyond via interactive learning sessions.

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