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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for January 17, 2021

January 17, 2022
by Tracy Rabin

Greetings, all –


  • The Yale Center for Language Study is pleased to announce that the registration for their (virtual) Medical Spanish course for Spring ‘22 is now open on their website. Classes will begin on January 24th and will conclude in March 2022. Classes will meet remotely via Zoom twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays in the evening.
  • YIGH Global Health Case Competition – application deadline January 22nd! The YIGH Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate, or professional students to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize and invited to present at the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition in March 2022. To apply to join a team, please click this link.
  • 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. The deadline for applications is March 1, 11:59pm. Please contact with questions.

New and Notable

Upcoming Local Events: January

  • Thursday January 20th @ 830-930am (zoom): Medical Grand Rounds: “Translational Medicine: Caring for Patients With Limited English Proficiency” by Dr. Kevin Barnum. Zoom ID: 948 9676 6303. Password: 339344
  • Thursday, January 20th @ 12-1pm (Zoom): Yale Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine series presents, “Lessons from the Pandemic: a Conversation with the President of the World Health Assembly,” featuring Dechen Wangmo, MPH (President of the World Health Assembly and Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Bhutan). To attend, please click this link.
  • Thursday, January 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.
  • Thursday, January 20th: 12-130pm Yale GIM Research in Progress Meeting: “Moving Beyond Opioids for Chronic Pain: Nonpharmacologic Treatment Use and Opioid Tapering Outcomes” by Anne Black PhD. Zoom link here.
  • Friday, January 21st @ 12-1pm: Yale CIRA IRM Core presents, “Using qualitative data to adapt an intervention: Notes from a virtual diabetes prevention program,” featuring Meredith Campbell Britton, LMSW (Yale School of Medicine). To attend, click this link.
  • Tuesday Jan 25th @ 8-9am (Zoom): Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds presents, “CVD Prevention for People Living with HIV in the USA and Uganda: What Can We Learn from Each Other?” featuring Chris Longenecker, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine & Director, Interdisciplinary Global Cardiovascular Health Program, University of Washington). Click this link to attend.

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