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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for December 20 and 27, 2021

December 20, 2021
by Tracy Rabin

Greetings all,

As you may imagine, there are very few dedicated educational events happening over these last two weeks of the year, so this will be our last listserv update of 2021. There are, however, a few key things on the calendar to look forward to in early 2022, so please keep reading. We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season!


  • Volunteers needed for the Refugee Clinic Special Session – this is being organized to address the unprecedented backlog of 60+ Afghan evacuees who are waiting for their initial health exam and intake visit in the Refugee Clinic. The session will be held on Saturday, January 8th from 8:30-12:30pm and we are seeking resident and attending volunteers who are credentialed to work at the CSHH 150 Sargent Drive site. To sign up, please visit this link.
  • The Yale Institute for Global Health announces the Leadership in Global Health Fellowship,, applications due January 3rd at 5pm. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to GHEDP’s own Tim DeVita who was a member of the 2021 class.
  • Stanford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine announce a new Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applications due January 31, 2022. Learn more here.
  • Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural Yogesh Khanal Pilot Project Award! This opportunity provides $2500 for a mentored clinical research or medical education project over 12 months (see attached). The deadline for applications is March 1, 11:59pm; see attached application form. Please contact with questions.

New and Notable

· Lancet Global Health Dec 2021: Mapping low-resource contexts to prepare for lung health interventions in four countries (FRESH AIR): a mixed-method study

· Lancet HIV Jan 2022: Water, sanitation, and hygiene for control of trachoma in Ethiopia (WUHA): a two-arm, parallel-group, cluster-randomised trial

· Lancet Global Health Dec 2021: Alcohol consumption and oesophageal squamous cell cancer risk in east Africa: findings from the large multicentre ESCCAPE case-control study in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi

· NEJM Dec 2021: A Failure to Disseminate Transformative Science — HIV Treatment as Prevention, 10 Years On

· Lancet Global Health Jan 2022: Global health research funding applications: brain drain under another name?

Upcoming Local Events: January 2022 Save-the-Dates

· Friday, January 7th @ 12pm (Zoom): MGH Recovery Research Institute presents, “Recovery Seminar: Unique Challenges Encountered by Rural Recovery Community Centers.” For more information and to register, please visit this link.

· Tuesday, January 11th @ 3:30-5pm (Zoom): United Way of Greater New Haven presents, “Equitable Housing for All: What Does It Look Like and Who is Responsible?.” Join virtually for a conversation to explore inequities in housing and the experience of homelessness. Please visit this linkto register.

Additional Information

  • The application platform is now open for the Department of Internal Medicine’s Cross-Distinction Resident Academic Fund! Through this fund, residents will have the opportunity to apply for awards of up to $500 per year. This money is intended to cover costs associated with presenting your Distinction Pathway-related work at a local, regional, national, or international conference, or other academic activities related to your participation in the Distinction Pathway. All Distinction Pathway residents are encouraged to apply, however, preference will be given to PGY-3s and PGY-4s, as well as (in the future) residents who have not previously received an award from this fund. For more details, please see the November 1st email from Brett Marks. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis -
  • To view prior seminars from the Yale Macmillan Center Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement & Humanitarian Responses, please visit/subscribe to the PRFDHR YouTube channel
  • 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 -
  • Yale Institute for Global Health website: - subscribe to their newsletter and follow YIGH on Twitter and Facebook
  • Global Health Journal List blog entry ( - 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:
  • Link to the Macmillan Center calendar -­ Please visit this site for a list of upcoming events:
  • Subscribe to the daily “Global Health NOW” newsletter:


Tracy and Sheela

Co-Directors, Yale Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway

Submitted by Laura P. Crawford on January 25, 2022