Greetings, all –
You may have already seen Amanda Gorman deliver her inauguration poem last week, but the social commentary and sense of hope expressed in "The Hill We Climb" is worth hearing and watching again - click here to see the full video: https://www.nbcnews.com/video/youth-poet-amanda-gorman-recites-poem-at-presidential-inauguration-99734085740
New and Notable
- Read the attached important perspective piece from the NEJM which speaks to the role of physicians in addressing bias against incarcerated individuals, improving the quality of their care, and addressing the phenomenon of "social death" entitled - “Incarceration and Social Death - Restoring Humanity in the Clinical Encounter."
- Take a look at the attached news item from The Lancet which details informed consent concerns regarding COVID vaccine trials in India - "India begins COVID-19 vaccination amid trial allegations" and a related perspective piece from the NEJM which underscores the history of these types of concerns in the U.S. - "Beyond Tuskegee - Vaccine Distrust and Everyday Racism."
- The Early Registration Deadline for the CUGH Annual Meeting has been extended to January 31st: https://www.cugh2021.org/. (Since Yale University is a member, the cost for residents is $170 prior to this deadline, and $210 after the deadline.)
Upcoming Local Events: January
- Tuesday, January 26th @ 12-1pm: Bridgeport Hospital Global Health Initiative presents, “Diabetes Prevention in the Caribbean: the Role of Implementation Science,” featuring Saria Hassan, MD. Dr. Hassan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Emory School of Medicine. She is an implementation scientist with an interest in addressing the needs of individuals with chronic disease in humanitarian settings. To join, please click: https://ynhh.zoom.us/j/99065813155?pwd=REgrcGlSeW9QazlmMzZoRUdoMEJydz09 (Meeting ID: 990 6581 3155; Passcode: 908652)
- Tuesday, January 26th @ 5:30-7pm: The Greater New Haven NAACP and Yale New Haven Health will be co-sponsoring a virtual town hall entitled, "COVID Vaccine: Facts vs Fiction." This expert panel will be hosted by Keith Churchwell, MD, President, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Dori Dumas, President, Greater New Haven NAACP, and the goal is to address the community’s concerns about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and stress the importance of improving the health of the New Haven community. To join, please visit: https://ynhh.zoom.us/j/91492800110?pwd=UlByOXBsVVdBOHB1UEVYZlFuQ3ZXZz09 (Passcode: 133457)
- Tuesday, January 26th @ 7-8:30pm: GHEDP Global Health Advocacy Writing Workshop - Part 1.
- Wednesday, January 27th @ 7:15-8:30pm: Yale University presents, "The Work Ahead, The Work Within: Reflecting on King's Dream," the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This inaugural intercollegiate event will feature Patrisse Cullors (Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter & Best-Selling Author of When They Call You a Terrorist) and Yamiche Alcindor (White House Correspondent for PBS NewsHour & NBC and MSNBC Political Contributor). For more information and to register, please visit: https://mlk.yale.edu/commemoration
- Wednesday, January 27th @ 8:00pm: Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith (Chair, U.S. COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force) will be delivering a town hall address on CNN to provide updates on the country's coronavirus response and discuss how the Health Equity Task Force is working to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines, testing, and resources.
- Friday, January 29th @ 1-2pm: Physicians for Human Rights presents, "COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Ethics and Human Rights Considerations." For more information and to register, please visit: https://phr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0mqWXduiSlqXCjFbP-yVlw?utm_campaign=620411_FY21%20January%20COVID-19%20Webinar%20Invitation%2019_01222021&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Physicians%20for%20Human%20Rights&dm_i=4GV7,DAPN,1IF7EV,1DZ80,1
Save the Date
- March 12-14, 2021 - Consortium of Universities for Global Health 12th Annual Meeting - Addressing Critical Gaps in Global Health and Development. For more information, visit: https://www.cugh2021.org
- April 8-11, 2021 - Unite for Sight 18th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference. For more information, visit: https://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/
- Missed a great webinar? Take a look at the Physicians for Human Rights online archive of COVID-19-related webinars, and also check out the Partners in Health COVID-19 Webinar series archive
- Join the Good Society Forum: Launched in April 2020 by Emma Sky (Director, Yale World Fellows) and Nizam Uddin (Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration, The Prince’s Trust, and 2019 Yale World Fellow), the twice-weekly GSF Webinars digitally connect change-makers around the world, engage them on ideas about a specific challenge of the day, and inspire action to build the good society. To subscribe to the GSF mailing list, visit - https://mailchi.mp/5922abe55ef6/joingoodsocietyforum
- Yale Institute for Global Health website: https://medicine.yale.edu/yigh/ - subscribe to their newsletter and follow YIGH on Twitter and Facebook
- Global Health Journal List blog entry (http://www.globalhealthhub.org/2017/03/06/global-health-journal-list/?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=6a34d04cc5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-6a34d04cc5-889431) - an interesting and fairly comprehensive list of global health journals! Good for folks who are interested in thinking about what to read or where you might like to publish.
- Sign up for the Global Mental Health Program mailing list: https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/globalmentalhealth/
- Link to the Macmillan Center calendar - Please visit this site for a list of upcoming events:http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/macmillan
- Subscribe to the daily “Global Health NOW” newsletter: http://www.globalhealthnow.org/subscribe.html
Wishing you a safe and healthy week!