Yale Cancer Center’s Community Research Fellowship Program matches members of the community with research groups to form relationships and provide research experience.
- January 08, 2023Source: MedPage Today
Harlan Krumholz, MD, on the importance of CPR and medical advocacy.
- January 06, 2023
Many nursing homes in coastal zones are ill-prepared to withstand environmental disasters, according to a Yale study.
- January 06, 2023
One in 10 nursing homes in U.S. coastal regions is at risk of exposure to severe hurricane-related flooding. But while nursing home residents are disproportionately more susceptible than the general population to injury and death due to environmental disasters, a significant number of at-risk facilities may be inadequately prepared for hurricane-related inundation in certain coastal regions, a new Yale study finds.
- September 16, 2022
New research from Yale Cancer Center reveals a higher risk of cancer mortality in incarcerated adults, as well as among those diagnosed with cancer in the first year after release from prison.
- June 01, 2022Source: Arnoldventures.org
Dr. Reshma Ramachandran’s professional pursuits and passion for justice converged the week of May 16 in Washington, D.C., when she met with members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Food and Drug Administration on the progress of a must-pass bill — the Prescription Drug User Fee Act — which provides roughly half the FDA’s budget.
- May 28, 2022Source: YaleNews
While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis.
- May 24, 2022Source: Marketplace.org
The Biden administration warned that 100 million Americans could be infected with COVID-19 as we head into the fall and winter. We may also see “a new generation of vaccines” later this year, but the White House’s COVID response team says it lacks the funding to ensure they’re accessible to all Americans.
- May 11, 2022
Journal Club: “In Medicaid Managed Care Networks, Care Is Highly Concentrated Among A Small Percentage Of Physicians”Source: HealthAffairs
The centerpiece of the Health Affairs Journal Club meeting in May is, “In Medicaid Managed Care Networks, Care Is Highly Concentrated Among A Small Percentage Of Physicians.” Using data from four states, Avital Brena Ludomirsky and coauthors found that, of those that contracted with Medicaid, on average just 25 percent of primary care physicians provided 86 percent of care and 25 percent of specialists provided 75 percent of care. On top of that, the study confirmed that inadequate or outdated provider directories vastly misrepresent the availability of care. The result, the authors argue, is that current network adequacy standards may not reflect actual access to the Medicaid program; and that new methods that account for beneficiary preferences and physician willingness to serve Medicaid patients are needed to enforce these standards.
- January 31, 2022
Thanks to the wonderful faculty of the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) and especially my mentor, Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS, I have learned how to wield research to effect policy change that is meaningful for patients. The focus of my work has been primarily on realigning incentives toward ensuring patients equitable access to truly safe and effective health technologies.