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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022
by Tracy Rabin

Greetings, all –


  • Save the Date: On Jan. 19-20, 2022, the AAMC Center for Health Justice and the Hastings Center will co-convene a virtual summit on health equity – Righting the Wrongs: Tackling Health Inequities. The program will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson and will focus on decisions that have led to major inequities in health today. Speakers will also explore examples of promising strategies that health care leaders and practicing clinicians can employ to address inequities through policy, clinical care, medical education, research, and community collaborations. The event is free though registration is required. Register Now.
  • Save the Date: On Jan 20th 12-130pm, the Yale Center for Climate Change is hosting the Climate Change & Our Health: From Education to Action. Click the link for more info and to register.
  • 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 Planetary Health Jan 2022: Long-term exposure to low ambient air pollution concentrations and mortality among 28 million people: results from seven large European cohorts within the ELAPSE project

· Lancet Planetary Health Jan 2022: Long-term trends in urban NO2 concentrations and associated paediatric asthma incidence: estimates from global datasets

· Lancet Public Health Jan 2022: Primary stroke prevention worldwide: translating evidence into action

· Lancet Public Health Jan 2022: Safeguarding people living in vulnerable conditions in the COVID-19 era through universal health coverage and social protection

· NEJM Jan 2022: Covid-19’s Devastating Effect on Tuberculosis Care — A Path to Recovery

· NEJM Jan 2022: The Doctor’s Oldest Tool (AIDS Denialism)

Upcoming Local Events: January

· Thursday January 13th @ 2-3pm (zoom): Addiction Medicine Rounds: Buprenorphine Induction 201 - What You Need and Want to Know About Low and High Dose Initiation

· Thursday, January 13th @ 5-6:30pm (Zoom): YSM Program for Humanities in Medicine presents the Kenneth and Georgia Barwick Lecture, “Which Collective? Collective Trauma in the Year of the Pandemic,” a conversation featuring Claudia Rankine and Kali Cyrus, MD, MPH. For more information and to register, please visit this site.

· Friday January 14th @ 7-8am (zoom): Combined Grand Rounds: Anesthesia, Neurosurgery, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery, and Urology - Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Lectureship:Racism, Disparities, and Bias: Seeking to Understand Root Causes and Solutions

· Sunday January 16th @4-6pm (zoom): Climate change is a public health emergency. Register here.

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