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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for February 9, 2021

February 09, 2021

Greetings, all –

Please save-the-date for our second session in this year’s Global Health Ethics series: we will be joined in conversation on Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm by Dr. Joanna Radin (Associate Professor of History and History of Medicine, Yale University) to discuss the colonial history of global health, and what we can learn from the past to forge a better future. Please see below for the Zoom link and be sure to RSVP to by Friday, February 12th if you’d like to have dinner delivered. Many thanks to Sam Choi and Sumitha Raman for helping to organize this session!

New and Notable

  • Registration is now open for the 30 free CUGH 2021 Pre-Conference Satellite Sessions! All will be held between March 1-11, 2021 – please visit to review the offerings and to register.
  • Test your clinical acumen and check out this interactive NEJM case entitled, “A Treacherous Course”:
  • Take a look at this interactive map which highlights issues of equity related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution and vulnerable populations: (This map is part of the “Mapping the New Politics of Care” collaboration between the Yale Law School/Yale School of Public Health Global Health Justice Partnership and the Center for Spatial Research at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.)
  • Read the attached thought-provoking piece from NEJM entitled, “Last-Mile Logistics of COVID Vaccination-The Role of Health Care Organizations.”
  • For insights into the impact of COVID-19 movement restrictions on health in a low-income economy, take a look at the attached piece in Global Heart by Dr. Jeremy Schwartz (YSM) and colleagues: “Impact of a COVID-19 National Lockdown on Integrated Care for Hypertension and HIV.”

Upcoming Local Events: February

  • Tuesday, February 9th @ 12-1pm: The Yale School of Public Health Social and Behavioral Health Sciences seminar series presents, “Racialism and the Media: Stereotypes, Biased Frames, Historical Myths, and Traditional Racism,” by Venise Berry, PhD (Associate Professor of Journalism and African American Studies, University of Iowa). Dr. Berry’s research focuses on the media, African Americans and popular culture, each of which will be discussed in the presentation. To attend, please email Barbara Davidson ( for the Zoom link.
  • Wednesday, February 10th @ 1-4pm: YNHHS and YSM will host a webinar entitled, “Let’s Talk: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” featuring Jeffery Robinson (Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality, American Civil Liberties Union). This presentation will take a look at 400 years of Black history through a series of images, stories, videos and music. Specific points of discussion will include lesser-known stories that have shaped our racial environment, notable moments not typically captured in traditional textbooks, and the impact of legal, political, and social systems on the United States. To attend, please visit: (Password: 241573)
  • Thursday, February 11th @ 1-2pm: CUGH and Stanford University present, “Health in Areas Affected by Violent Conflict: Time for Academic Global Health Programs to Respond.” Armed conflicts have a profound impact on civilian populations who bear the brunt of the devastation they cause. In these environments, many lifesaving women and child health (WCH) services are not reported to be delivered. International donors are the primary actors and drivers of these services determining what, where, when and how they are distributed. This webinar features members of the Lancet Commission on Women and Children's Health in Conflict Settings. The Commission examined ten areas impacted by war, and the impact of conflict on WCH and novel, concrete solutions that can be deployed to provide these services closer to populations in these unstable, dangerous environments will be shared with the audience. Q and A will follow the presentations. To register, visit:
  • Friday, February 12th @ 5-6pm: YSM Beaumont Medical Club presents, “Doctors as Captors: Experimental Medicine in the British Slave Trade,” by Carolyn Roberts, PhD (Assistant Professor of History, History of Science and Medicine, and African American Studies, Yale University). This talk will explore the various forms of medical practice developed to treat captive Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. To attend, please email Patricia Brunetto ( for the Zoom link.
  • Tuesday, February 16th @ 7-8:30pm: GHEDP presents, “A Conversation with Dr. Joanna Radin: The Colonial History of Global Health.” This conversation will feature Dr. Joanna Radin (Associate Professor of History and History of Medicine, Yale University). To participate, please use the following link:
  • Tuesday, February 23rd @ 7-8:30pm: GHEDP Global Health Advocacy Writing Workshop - Part 2.

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:
  • April 8-11, 2021 - Unite for Sight 18th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference. For more information, visit:

Additional Information

Wishing you a safe and healthy week!



Submitted by Laura Crawford on February 10, 2021