U.S. Surgeon General Speaks on His Personal Journey, Clinician Burnout, and the Future of Medicine
United States Surgeon General and Yale alumnus Vivek Murthy came to the School of Medicine on September 9 to speak about his journey to medicine, health care worker burnout, and his thoughts on the future of the medical field.
Experts warn of racial disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of long Covid.
It has long been clear that Black Americans have experienced high rates of coronavirus infection, hospitalization and death throughout the pandemic. But those factors are now leading experts to sound the alarm about what will may come next: a prevalence of long Covid in the Black community and a lack of access to treatment.Source: The New York Times
The State of Black America and COVID-19: a Two-Year Assessment
After two years, the pandemic continues to affect the Black community. The State of Black America and COVID-19 report is Black Coalition Against COVID's effort to emphasize the inequities of the health care system to ensure a future of Health Equity.
FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Collaborates With School of Medicine to Promote Clinical Trials Diversity
Yale made great strides in this area at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the work now being funded will build on that work by further refining approaches to building trust and participation in clinical trials in diverse communities across the country.
Triage Standards During Pandemic May Worsen Racial Disparities in Treatment
Two Yale-led studies suggest that a standard measurement designed to help predict which patients have the best chances of survival—and who therefore should receive treatment—could promote racial disparities of treatment outcomes.Source: YaleNews
Community Research Fellowship Program has Successful Inaugural Year
As part of a new program introduced by the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE) at Yale Cancer Center, and in partnership with the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), nine community members from New Haven joined five research groups at Yale Cancer Center for a 9-month Fellowship in 2021 to bring community perspectives to cancer research and to learn about cancer research at Yale.
Dr. Nunez-Smith Leads First Task Force on Health Equity
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith has dedicated her career to reducing health disparities for marginalized populations. This commitment has led to her appointment as the first chair of the newly formed Health Equity Task Force under the Department of Health and Human Services. Under her leadership, the task force is spearheading numerous efforts to make health care more equitable throughout the U.S., starting with its response to COVID-19.Source: Doximity.com
National Study Produces Concerning Findings about Medical Students and Microaggressions
Microaggressions are a common experience for medical students and are associated with a positive screening for depression, lower medical school satisfaction, and a higher risk of contemplating transfer or withdrawal from medical school.