Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale Awards $2.5 Million to 11 Faculty-Led Projects
The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale, made possible by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, supports Yale faculty in the commercialization of biomedical and digital health innovations.Source: Yale Ventures
How a Korean Boy Band Saved My Daughter
"Many of us have watched, or at least heard about, the South Korean survival drama series, Squid Game, which premiered on Netflix last fall. For most, the dystopian hit was likely a long overdue first introduction to Korean film, which often broaches important topics like classism, corruption, and mental health. I’ve been a fan of Korean film for a while now, thanks to my 20-year-old daughter, Ellie. She also introduced me to another South Korean treasure: BTS."Source: Science Direct
Feeling Invisible & Unheard: The Impact of Racist Stereotypes on Black Teenage Girls
A new Yale study finds that Black teenage girls face a number of gendered racist stereotypes that can impact their decision making in romantic relationships, lower their self-esteem and leave them feeling powerless and invisible to others.
Back to School, Back Together: Classroom Resources for Teachers and Students
A new school year is upon us, and students are returning to the classroom—some for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020. How can educators and families navigate an uncertain landscape? To help everyone get off to a great start, the Yale Child Study Center + Scholastic Collaborative have created “Back to School, Back Together,” an online hub with SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) resources, stories of resilience, and expert insights.Source: Scholastic Reads Podcast
A Yale doctor is using a video game to fight the opioid crisis
As drug-related deaths have spiked across the United States in recent years, doctors seeking to curb that surge are getting an unlikely new tool: a video game. The game, titled “PlaySmart,” was developed by Dr. Lynn Fiellin and funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.Source: The Washington Post
Support for Welcoming Students Back to School This Year
As we begin welcoming students back to school in the coming weeks, we know educators have many questions about the year ahead. The following is a letter from Lauren Tarshis, SVP, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Scholastic Magazines+, published on August 4, 2021, that shares insights and practical tips from Dr. Linda Mayes, Director of the Yale Child Study Center, as well as free articles from Scholastic Magazines+.Source: EDU Blog
Yale Study Reveals Social Media Habits of Black Teen Girls and Guides Risk-reduction Video Game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Virtual Reality Game Is an Effective Tool for Vaping Prevention Among Teens
The game prompts students to practice navigating peer pressure situations involving vaping. By encouraging teens to use their own voices in simulated situations, the researchers hoped they would become better prepared to face real-world scenarios.
Lynn Fiellin and Ty Sells play2Prevent for Teens
Lynn Fiellin is a Professor of Medicine, the Child Study Center, and Public Health at Yale. She is also the Founding Director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games where she and her team focus on developing and evaluating videogame interventions, in the form of “serious games” to impact the health and well-being of adolescents.Source: the visible voices
Yale Partners With Connecticut Department of Education to Launch Instructional COVID-19 Website
A group of volunteers from Yale School of Medicine and educators across the state have come together in a collaboration to create COV-Ed, an online resource tool for educators and students to learn about the challenges of the pandemic.