Vaccine Distribution in Burdened Communities Begins with Building Trust
While Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Americans are dying from COVID-19 at nearly three times the rate of white Americans, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an associate professor of internal medicine, public health, and management at Yale, worries that many people in these communities will be reluctant to receive the vaccines.Source: YaleNews
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, cancer patients urge others to get tested for the disease
When COVID-19 kicked up earlier this year, many Americans stopped getting their recommended cancer screenings and scheduling office visits for concerning lumps and bumps. But for the patients who did go in and who were found to have cancer, they say the decision to get checked is why they’re still alive today. Now, they’re encouraging others to do the same.Source: Good Morning America
NIH Supports Two Yale-based Projects to Address COVID-19 Population Disparities
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided research support to two members of the Yale School of Medicine faculty through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, which seeks to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing.
On the Air with Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako
Something about Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako sets one at ease. Perhaps it’s his disarming posture, or his warmth, intelligence, and candor. Maybe it’s his sincere passion for equity—always a welcome sight in a doctor. Or maybe it’s a combination, along with other, less tangible attributes.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Minority Resident Physicians’ Views on the Role of Race/Ethnicity in Their Training Experiences in the Workplace
Black, Hispanic, and Native American physicians remain underrepresented in medicine despite national efforts to increase diversity in the health care workforce. Understanding the unique workplace experiences of minority physicians is essential to inform strategies to create a diverse and inclusive workforce.Source: Jama
YCCI Beginning a Second Decade of Support
Although it is hard to believe, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is now in its second decade providing training resources and support for Yale’s clinical and translational investigators. With the second renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), YCCI is well poised to continue supporting innovative science to improve the health of patients everywhere.
Three Yale students win Marshall Scholarships for study in Britain
Erika Lynn-Greene, ERIC Student Research Intern, is one of three Yale students to receive a Marshall Scholarship to study in London next year. The faculty and staff at ERIC are thrilled and not at all surprised to see Erika receive such a prestigious honor!
ECHORN featured in the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Roundup
The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) is a collaborative research study that examines the lifestyles, eating habits, and health behaviors associated with cancer, diabetes and heart disease in adult men and women living in the Eastern Caribbean. It is a collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine, University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and St. Augustine campuses), University of the Virgin Islands and the University of Puerto Rico.Source: Healthy Caribbean Coalition Roundup
Yale physicians honored by Society of General Internal Medicine
Two members of the General Internal Medicine section at Yale School of Medicine have been honored by the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Marcella Nuñez-Smith, associate professor of medicine, is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 national Herbert W. Nickens Award for her career work. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to cultural diversity in medicine or to improving minority health. Dr. Joseph Ross is the recipient of 2017 SGIM Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award.The award recognizes the mentoring activities of general medicine investigators. Candidates are outstanding mid-career clinician investigators who are actively engaged in research and mentorship of junior investigators.Source: YaleNews
Medical Society Gives Award to Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor of medicine at Yale University, is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 national Herbert W. Nickens Award for her career work. The award is conferred by the Society of General Internal Medicine, and it honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to cultural diversity in medicine or to improving minority health.Source: St. Thomas Source
Marcella Nunez Smith awarded nearly $10 million to launch health equity research center focused on precision medicine
Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith, associate professor of medicine and public health, and her colleagues at Yale School of Medicine, the University of Puerto Rico, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of the West Indies (Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago), have been awarded nearly $10 million in funding over five years from the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD).Source: Yale News