September 2023 Newsletter Issue
A cancer diagnosis can be the most devastating experience in one’s life. But, as liver cancer survivor Douglas Shaw learned, it can also change your perspective.
- August 23, 2023Source: Yale News
Louise Wang, MD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases), discusses her research, the reasons she came to Yale, and the lasting benefits of an improv class she once took.
- August 10, 2023
Flexible sigmoidoscopy, a medical procedure that examines the distal part of the large intestine (colon) and rectum, is recommended for patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC). A new study by Yale researchers investigated whether early sigmoidoscopy affected clinical outcomes in a well-characterized cohort of hospitalized patients presenting with ASUC.
- August 02, 2023
During her Yale School of Medicine fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology, Anahita Rabiee, MD, MHS, instructor of medicine (digestive diseases), saw a lot of men and women admitted with alcohol-associated hepatitis—the most severe form of alcohol-related liver disease—at Yale New Haven Hospital. At the time, she couldn’t help noticing that women with this condition tended to have worse outcomes than men.
- August 01, 2023
Meet Catherine Mezzacappa, MD, MPH, clinical fellow in the Section of Digestive Diseases, who was recently selected for an editorial fellowship in Gastroenterology.
- July 13, 2023
Oral Vancomycin as a Treatment Option for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis-associated Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Discoveries & Impact July 2023)
A new study followed a patient with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and associated ulcerative colitis (UC) who was started on 500 mg of oral vancomycin twice daily because he could not achieve remission of his UC on advanced therapies.
- July 06, 2023
Yilin Yang, PhD, a postdoctoral associate in the Iwakiri lab, received the 2023 Gupta Family Pilot Award in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Research from the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases.
- June 27, 2023
New leadership in the Yale Internal Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) was recently announced. Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and of pathology; was appointed to director, with Andrew Wang, MD/PhD, assistant professor of medicine (rheumatology) being named associate director of the program.
- June 12, 2023
Priya Jamidar, MBChB, FACG, FASGE, professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and director of Endoscopy, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.