Save the Dates: IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media Conference, June 19-22
The IEEE Games, Entertainment and Media (GEM) conference will be taking place at Yale University between June 19 and 22. This year’s conference will include a new platform for the exhibition of performances and experiences that utilize the emerging fields of Motion Capture, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality with a particular emphasis on pedagogy in these areas.
Videogame boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
A videogame designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the videogame as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), said the researchers.
Yale center’s event ‘For a Girl’ empowers young women
It was fun, and there were games, but the two-week “For a Girl” program was mostly about empowering young women to do and be whatever they dream. Sponsored by Dr. Lynn Fiellin’s play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games, nine girls heard life stories from successful female faculty members at the Yale School of Medicine and elsewhere at the university and designed video games that were meant to educate, not entertain. The three teams presented their games on Friday.Source: New Haven Register
Fiellin to head Yale College program to curb harm from alcohol, drugs
Dr. Lynn Fiellin has been appointed as director of the Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI) at Yale College, according an announcement by Dean Jonathan Holloway. Fiellin, who assumed her new role on June 1, is an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Yale Child Study Center. She is founder and director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, a program at the School of Medicine in which she and her team develop and evaluate evidence-based videogame interventions for health and education in youth and young adults.Source: YaleNews
More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year. Children with chronic conditions are most vulnerable, and their families could face substantial cost increases if they lose CHIP coverage and need to shift their insurance to a Marketplace plan, according to a Yale study.
Health Systems Should Integrate Mental Health Care Into Treatment of PAD
People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have higher rates of mental health problems than the general population. Integrating mental health care into PAD treatment is essential to caring for people with PAD and may also improve their cardiovascular outcomes, argues an American Heart Association scientific statement, which Yale faculty co-authored.
Africa on the Global Stage: Analyzing 30 Years of African-Led Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine
In order to understand the limitations faced by African investigators in modern cardiology research, a group of researchers, led by Internal Medicine Resident Abdelrahman Abushouk, MD, analyzed 30 years of African-led clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine.
Introducing the Internal Medicine 2021-2022 Annual Report
In the new report, there are updates from our clinical programs, research endeavors, our work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and educational programs. Our faculty members were honored for their educational excellence. Research initiatives at Yale received applause on the national and international stages. This book highlights all that we have accomplished together this past year…
Using Lessons from HIV to Treat Hepatitis C
A new study demonstrates how public health strategies aimed at improving HIV treatment outcomes can be used to better care for patients with another viral infection, hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a deadly blood-borne disease that causes liver inflammation and scarring.
Welcome to New Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Postgrads, Fellows & More (Sept 2023)
The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome the following new faculty, staff members, postdoctoral associates, postgraduate associates, postgraduate fellows, and academic services providers who joined us in August 2023...
Medical Students Honored by American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Award is conferred each year to a graduating medical student from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) who plans to enter an internal medicine residency in Connecticut. YSM faculty members Barry Wu, MD, FACP, professor of medicine (geriatrics) and Nancy Angoff, MD, MPH, MEd, professor emerita of medicine (general medicine) established the award in 1999, in collaboration with faculty from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.