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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Updates for October 10, 2022

October 10, 2022
by Tracy Rabin and Sheela Shenoi

Week of Oct. 10, 2022

Greetings to all,

We’d like to extend an official welcome to our 10 newest members of the GHEDP community: Koeun Choi, Sanju Garimella, Megan Grammatico, Marwin Groener, Martina Krenzer, Sneha Modi, Sathvik Namburar, Neeharika Namineni, Kaleena Zhang, and Renee Zhang. We’re so happy to have you join us! And we hope that our continuing GHEDP residents (and any alumni who are still in New Haven), will be sure to say hello and welcome when you run into each other as well.

More info will be coming soon, but please mark your calendars for our annual, “Welcome to the GHEDP” event which will be held on Tuesday, October 18th from 7:30-8:30pm – we will plan to meet in person, in Boardman 114*. Food will be served!

*Boardman 114 Directions: From the medical library entrance, walk across the street to the 330 Cedar Street entrance, go through the doors at the top of the stairs and take an immediate left OR if starting from Fitkin Auditorium, walk away from the hospital, take a left turn at the information desk/elevators and head down the hallway toward the exit onto Cedar Street. The room is directly across from office of the Chair of Internal Medicine, next to the elevator.

Also, please see the attached flyer for information about the upcoming (virtual) Yale Global Health Scholars Program information session on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm. You can also visit the program website for more details: Applications are due on Friday, December 9th and require two letters of recommendation, so this is something to think about sooner rather than later!


  • University of Alabama Gorgas Global Health Fellowship – rolling application (selection occurs October 15)
  • University of Maryland Maeve Kennedy McKean Fellowship in Global Health – due October 14
  • Fogarty Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship – due November 20
  • Yale Fourth Annual Global Environmental Justice Conference - October 13-14 @ Yale School of the Environment, Kroon Hall 195 Prospect Street New Haven, 06511. The Yale Center for Environmental Justice and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering this year to present the Fourth Annual Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of the Environment. This year’s conference will focus on the intersection of equitable climate action and sustainable development. Click here for more information and to register.
  • Puerto Rico Post-disaster Medical Relief: Our group of Puerto Rican Yale physicians who engaged in post-disaster medical relief 5 years ago is regrouping and turning angst into action. If you think you may be interested in joining a medical brigade (traveling for 2-4 days to the Caribbean) in the coming weeks, please email and cc

New and Notable

· Lancet Global Health October 2022 Ethnoracial inequalities and child mortality in Brazil: a nationwide longitudinal study of 19 million newborn babies and the accompanying editorial Racism and Health: the need for urgent action

· Lancet Planetary Health October 2022 Navigating fundamental tensions toward a decolonial relational vision of planetary health

· BMJ Global Health October 2022 The human toll and humanitarian crisis of the Russia-Ukraine war: the first 162 days

· NEJM October 2022 In this audio interview conducted on October 4, 2022, the NEJM editors are joined by U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy John Nkengasong to discuss the impact of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases in Africa

Upcoming Local Events: October/November

  • Tuesday October 11th 630-8pm (Hope 110): Topics in Global Medicine & Health: Community health workers: capacity building in Nicaragua by Patricia Ryan-Krause, Professor Emerita of Nursing
  • Tuesday, October 11th @ 7-9pm (Zoom): Yale McMillan Center Program in Iranian Studies Webinar "Women, Life, Freedom: A Conversation on the Recent Protests in Iran". Discussants: Manijeh Moradian, Barnard College; Nahid Siamdoust, University of Texas, Austin; Naghmeh Sohrabi, Brandeis University; Nayereh Tohidi, California State University, Northridge; Moderated by Abbas Amanat, Professor Emeritus, Yale University; Hosted by Travis Zadeh, Director of the Yale Program in Iranian Studies. Attendance is free but registration is required.
  • Wednesday October 12th 12-1pm (Sterling Law 127 Wall Street, Rm 120 or Zoom): Public Health and Racial Justice Approaches to Gun Violence. Please register to attend via Zoom.
  • Wednesday October 12th 3-4pm (Fitkin Auditorium): Yale PCCSM Grand Rounds "Capacity-Building in Resource-Variable Settings: Critical Care Beyond Our Border" by Dr. Stella Savarimuthu
  • Wednesday October 12th 12-1pm (60 College Street Winslow Auditorium): Environmental Pollution and Cardiometabolic Disease: Contribution of Volatile Organic Compounds by Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, University of Louisville and Superfund Director.
  • Thursday October 13th 12-1pm (60 College Street Winslow Auditorium): Promoting Rapid Recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms after Floods by LaRon Nelson, YSN
  • Thursday October 13th 2-3pm (Brady B131 or on Zoom): Incorporating #BlackGirlMagic in Substance Use Prevention Research and Programming by Dr. Ijeoma Opara. Register for zoom link here.
  • Friday October 14th 1015-1130am: Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds: “Breaking Silences in the Model Minority: Asian American Mental Health Before and During COVID-19”. Email christopher.gardner@yale.edufor the Zoom link.
  • Friday October 14th @ 12pm: Paul's Legacy and PIH's Path Forward Webinar Series: Centering the Rights of Women, Children, and Adolescents. Register here.
  • Sunday October 16th @ 730-8pm on WNPR 90.5: Global Health and Cancer Care by Dr. Saad Omer.
  • Monday October 17th 430-530pm (Historical Medical Libarary, Sterling Hall of Medicine L wing): The Frederic L. Holmes Lecture: The Necropolitics of U.S. Pandemic Responses: Expendable Workers in 1918 and 2020
  • Tuesday, October 18th @ 1:30-2:30pm (Beaumont Room, YSM): A Call to Action – Eliminate Birth Inequities in the City of New York, a conversation with Zahirah McNatt, DRPH, MHSA (Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health). See attached flyer for details.
  • Tuesday, October 18th @ 7:30-8:30pm (Boardman Building 114): Annual Welcome to the GHEDP dinner – more info to come!
  • Thursday October 27th @ 1230-130pm: Environmental Health and Climate Change by Dr. Amruta Nori-Sarma, Boston University, who evaluates impact of interrelated extreme weather events in India and South Korea, and the US. Register for zoom link here.
  • Thursday, October 27th @ 7pm (Zoom): Annual Yale Global Health Scholars Program Information Session. See the attached flyer for more details!
  • Tuesday November 1 @ 12-1pm: “From Yale to Accidental Healthcare Entrepreneurs: Lessons Learned.” The Innovation Exchange is a virtual conversational series to foster a learning community of entrepreneurs in global and planetary health, with focus on the Global South. Zoom link TBA.
  • Wednesday November 2nd @ 12-1pm (60 College Street): "Disparities in Access to Municipal Water Service in the US: Health Impacts & Solutions by Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson.
  • Thursday, November 10th @ 1230-130pm: Gun Violence Prevention by Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, the Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Washington. Register for zoom link 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 -


Tracy and Sheela

Co-Directors, Yale Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway

Submitted by Laura P. Crawford on October 27, 2022