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  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Update (August 2023)

    I have much to update you on since I wrote last month. I have been meeting people with Yale School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Hospital graduate medical education office. I have also been working with many groups across the institution on recruitment events, working group and diversity work participation, and mentorship and retention.

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  • YouTube says it's now removing videos promoting cancer misinformation. A Yale oncologist weighs in

    Starting today, YouTube will remove medical misinformation surrounding cancer treatment, Dr. Garth Graham, head of YouTube Health, said in a blog post. Graham said “content that promotes unproven treatments in place of approved care or as a guaranteed cure, and treatments that have been specifically deemed harmful by health authorities,” would be removed. For example, videos claiming “garlic cures cancer,” or “take vitamin C instead of radiation therapy.” Misinformation can deeply prey "on the hope of our patients who have cancer," said Dr. Pamela Kunz, a professor and oncologist at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. The move is welcome, Kunz said, but it’s a challenging one. “I think that it may be tricky to figure out how to implement that,” Kunz said. “To have that be a stated goal is really important.”

    Source: WNPR
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  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Update (July 2023)

    First of all, I am very excited to be here at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and the Department of Internal Medicine. I officially started a little over a week ago and have been getting settled. I have lived in the Chicago area for a long time, and this is my first time living in the Northeast. I was born in Nigeria, where I attended medical school. I completed an internal medicine residency program in the UK and relocated to Chicago, where I completed a second internal medicine residency program at Cook County Hospital. I worked for Cook County Health for 24 years in various roles and was a professor of medicine at Rush Medical College. I joined the Yale team to be part of the robust structure fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). I applaud Yale’s leadership commitment to DEI.

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