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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for October 3, 2022

October 03, 2022
by Tracy Rabin

Oct 3 2022

Greetings to all,


New and Notable

· Lancet Sept 2022 Metabolic, behavioural, and psychosocial risk factors and cardiovascular disease in women compared with men in 21 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: an analysis of the PURE study

· Lancet Sept 2022 The global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, 2010–19: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

· NEJM Sept 2022 Treatment and Prevention of Heat-Related Stress

· NEJM Oct 2022 Public Carry versus Public Health — The Harms to Come from the Supreme Court’s Decision in Bruen

· BMJ Sept 2022 Comparison of short term surgical outcomes of male and female gastrointestinal surgeons in Japan: retrospective cohort study and accompanying editorial: The long road to gender equity in surgery

· Plos Global Public Health August 2022 Adult hospitalizations from immigration detention in Louisiana and Texas, 2015–2018

Upcoming Local Events: October

  • Wednesday October 5th @ 12-1pm (47 College Street Room 106A): "Conducting Public Health Research in Community Contexts" by Dr. Peg Weeks, Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT.
  • Thursday October 6th @ 12-1245pm (60 College Street Winslow Auditorium): Malaria: Current Challenges and Opportunities by Dr. Amy Bei, YSPH.
  • Thursday, October 6th @ 5-630pm: Mistrust and Misinformation in Medicine—Causes and Consequences. Hosted jointly by the Program for Biomedical Ethics and the Yale Pediatric Ethics Program. Register here. Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics, Weill Cornell Medical College; Contributor, The New Yorker; Director of Policy Dissemination, Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership
  • 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 @ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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