New YSPH grad helps refugee girls and women find their voices
For her practicum, Devina Buckshee, MPH '23, teamed with IRIS, a New Haven-based organization that supports refugees and immigrants as they find their footing in America. She started Project ReClaim: Refugee Storytelling and Advocacy to help displaced girls and women tell their tales, through words and photos.
DACA Recipients Are Under Attack Once Again
"Inaction should no longer be an option. I choose to believe that good outcomes are still possible, but hard work and determination are not always enough to finish the job. Empathy and a willingness to truly see and respect the 'other’s' humanity are also needed," writes Michelle Alejandra Silva, PsyD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System.Source: The Progressive Magazine
Translation of WHO Fact Sheet to Educate Communities on Marburg Virus Disease in Uganda
The Makerere University-Yale University (MUYU) Collaboration, the Makerere University Centre for Language and Communication Services (CLCS), the Ministry of Health of Uganda, the Yale Institute of Global Health (YIGH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a Kiswahili translation of a WHO fact sheet on Marburg Virus Disease, a rare but severe hemorrhagic infection. With an outbreak of Marburg declared in January, the translation came at a crucial time.
Spring 2023 Spark Awards
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) has selected Laura Forastiere, assistant professor of biostatistics, Edward Miller, associate professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine), Daniel O’Neil, assistant clinical professor of medicine (medical oncology), Julia Rosenberg, assistant professor, pediatrics (general pediatrics), and Melanie Sion, assistant professor of surgery (general, trauma and surgical critical care) to receive Global Health Spark Awards. Each recipient will receive an award for up to $10,000 and were selected based on their technical merit and long-reaching implications for future global health work.
America’s Refugees Grapple With the Health Consequences of War
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Yale Adult Refugee Clinic, writes in U.S. News & World Report about the need to provide health care resources and social supports to refugees.Source: U.S. News & World Report
Helping Students Build Strong Foundations in Ethical Global Health Work
The Global Health Ethics Program (GHEP), which is part of the Yale Institute for Global Health, helps students prepare for potential ethical challenges before they conduct research or clinical projects abroad.Source: YaleNews
Yale Doctors Ready to Welcome Resettled Refugees
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Adult Refugee Clinic at Yale, spoke to the New Haven Register about preparations by Yale School of Medicine physicians to welcome Afghan refugees to Greater New Haven.Source: New Haven Register
Surviving Violent, Traumatic Loss After Severe Political Persecution: Lessons From the Evaluation of a Venezuelan Asylum Seeker
Michelle Silva, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is co-author of a case study in BMJ Journals that highlights the human rights violations occurring in Venezuela through the case of a Venezuelan woman who experienced political persecution and traumatic loss resulting from her opposition to the ruling socialist party.Source: BMJ Journals
Seeing Opportunity to Help Others in a Pandemic
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, told The New Haven Register that COVID-19 “has caused more depression or exacerbation of symptoms if (people) already have anxiety or depression. The economic effects of the virus, losing jobs can make it much more pronounced.”Source: The New Haven Register
Asylum Medicine Conference on Oct. 5: "Medical Forensic Evaluations of Asylum Seekers: The Role of the Clinician in Documenting Human Rights Abuses"
Yale Center for Asylum Medicine will present an all-day conference on Saturday, October 5, which outlines the unique and important contribution clinicians can make for the benefit of vulnerable migrants who are seeking asylum.
Yale Refugee Health Program Provides Medical Home for Refugees
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students and faculty play a key role ensuring the approximately 250 refugees who arrive annually to Greater New Haven receive high quality health care and guidance as they transition to a new health care system. The Yale Refugee Health Program (YRHP), which seeks to provide a medical home for refugees, coordinates these efforts.