Proctor and Gorelick Win AGA Awards
Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF, professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and medical director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program and Fred S. Gorelick, MD, Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Cell Biology and deputy director, Yale MD-PhD Program won 2019 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Recognition Awards, given in honor of outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology.
Dr. Longo named among Best Doctors in America 2013
The Best Doctors in America® List includes the nation's most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation, and is the result of more than two decades of work conducting the largest continuous and independent survey of the medical profession.
Yale-led team decodes genetic basis of inflammatory bowel disease
In one of the largest studies of its kind ever conducted, an international team of scientists has thrown new light on the genetic basis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a group of chronic autoimmune digestive disorders affecting 2.5 million people worldwide. The study appears in the November 1 issue of the journal Nature.
Physician at Work: Knowing when not to operate
For colorectal surgeon Walter E. Longo, MD, the biggest challenge of his job isn’t standing on his feet for hours in the operating room. “For people with benign disease like hemorrhoids or diverticulitis, or other situations where surgery may be problematic, the real art of surgery is to know when not to operate,” he said. Longo estimates that for every five patients he sees in surgical consultation, one or two don’t need surgery.
Jars of human tongues were found underneath a Florida home, courtesy of a forgetful professor
On Monday afternoon, a contractor inspecting the foundation of a Gainesville, Fla., home made an unsettling discovery: Six gallon-size jars of preserved human tongues and tissues from the 1960s were stashed inside a crawl space. Alarmed, the contractor rushed back out and called 911. The tongues belong to a professor emeritus at the University of Florida who had acquired them for legitimate research purposes and then forgotten all about them after his divorce.
Scientists ‘strongly condemn’ rumors and conspiracy theories about origin of coronavirus outbreak
A group of 27 prominent public health scientists from outside China is pushing back against a steady stream of stories and even a scientific paper suggesting a laboratory in Wuhan, China, may be the origin of the outbreak of COVID-19. “The rapid, open, and transparent sharing of data on this outbreak is now being threatened by rumours and misinformation around its origins,” the scientists, from nine countries, write in a statement published online by The Lancet yesterday.
Grenough: What Can I Do When My Heart is Breaking?
Millie Grenough, LCSW, MAT, Clinical Instructor (Social Work) in Psychiatry recently published a piece for Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global media platform. In her article, Grenough writes: "I am a 'white' woman living in a Connecticut town where another 'black' teen has been shot and killed by a cop. How can I be with my women of color friends? How can I be with myself?"
Why it’s time to end religious exemptions for vaccination requirements
The Connecticut General Assembly has raised a bill to eliminate religious exemptions for school entry vaccination requirements. This bill proposes that all children without medical exemptions will be required to receive certain vaccines to attend school. Passing this legislation will be a public health success: Immunizing more children will prevent disease and save lives.