African American Adherence to COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations
African Americans' level of adherence with COVID-19 public health recommendations suggests they may be at high risk of a resurgence of COVID-19 during reopening, and there is an urgent need for targeted, culturally responsive public health messaging that is accessible to communities of color to help address racial disparities in COVID-19 risk.Source: Healio
Anti-Blackness, Abolition, and Criminal Justice: A Conversation with Dr. Emily Wang and Professor Tracey Meares
As many individuals across the United States and in New Haven are engaged in conversations and activism around systemic racism, sparked in part by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and recent horrific incidents of police brutality against black men and women, around 170 members of the Yale community and others convened on Zoom on July 22 for a conversation entitled “Anti-Blackness, Abolition, and Criminal Justice: A Conversation with Dr. Emily Wang and Professor Tracey Meares."
YSM Team Proposes a Novel Approach to Addressing Racism in Medical Education
“Most medical schools are white spaces where explicit and implicit racism occurs constantly and often goes unmentioned and unpunished,” according to a recently published article. Authored by Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Psychiatry Resident Nientara Anderson, MHS, MD; Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS, assistant professor of emergency medicine; and Anna Reisman, MD, professor and director, Program for Humanities in Medicine, Blackface in White Space: Using Admissions to Address Racism in Medical Education, appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Two YSM Students Advocate for Teaching "How to Learn" in Preclinical Education
“Medical students today face the unique challenge of having to learn an unprecedented amount of medical information in an increasingly limited amount of time. Medical texts and review books for high-stakes certification examinations increase in length every year.
Yale PA Online Faculty Diane Bruessow Elected President-elect of the American Academy of PAs
July 1, 2020, Yale PA Online faculty Diane Bruessow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, was elected the president-elect of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). Bruessow served three years as secretary-treasurer of the AAPA immediately prior to assuming her new role, and seven years overall on the Board of Directors.
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Named Director of Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, has been appointed Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital, as well as Chief Health Equity Officer & Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Yale Cancer Center.
STUDY: Saving Lives by Launching Buprenorphine Treatment in the ED: What Clinicians Need to Know
It’s a scene that’s repeated countless times every day across the U.S. Siren blaring, an ambulance jolts to a stop at the entrance to a hospital emergency department (ED). Two paramedics jump out, open the back door, retrieve a young man strapped on a gurney, and wheel the gurney into the ED.Source: Addiction Treatment Forum
Grant Will Expand Yale’s Addiction Fellowship Programs
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $2.5 million, five-year grant to expand Yale’s Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Programs. The grant will allow Yale School of Medicine to increase the number of board-eligible Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry fellows who graduate from Yale’s addiction-training programs each year, expand relationships with community treatment facilities, and further develop and recruit faculty clinician educators.Source: Yale News
Clinical Skills at Yale: Teaching Students the Essential Elements of “Doctoring”
At many medical schools, formal clinical skills education is limited to the pre-clerkship period, but since developing solid clinical skills is foundational and developmental, the Clinical Skills Program at Yale emphasizes multidimensional training over the entire span of medical school.
COVID-19 highlights long-term inequities in some communities
African Americans are over 3.5 times as likely, and Latinos are nearly twice as likely, to die of the coronavirus according to an analysis from Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh.Source: American Heart Association News