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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022
by Tracy Rabin and Sheela Shenoi

Greetings to all,

We look forward to the annual Department of Internal Medicine Distinction Night – an opportunity to learn about the various distinction pathways. This will be a hybrid event, with an in-person option at Hope Auditorium Wednesday August 17th@7pm as well as a zoom option. *Please be sure to let your PGY-1 and PGY-2 friends know that this will be an opportunity to learn more about all 5 Distinction Pathways; applications for new Distinction members will be due September 15th.*


New and Notable

· Lancet Planetary Health August 2022: The effects of night-time warming on mortality burden under future climate change scenarios: a modelling study

· Lancet August 2022: 2022 heatwaves: a failure to proactively manage the risks

· NEJM August 2022: Health Care Is Confronting the Social Determinants of Health

· BMJ August 2022: Why the monkeypox outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director, General, WHO)

Upcoming Local Events: August

  • Tuesday August 16th @12pm: Paul's Legacy and PIH's Path Forward Webinar Series: The Five S's: Building Resilient Health Systems. Register here.
  • Tuesday September 13th @12pm: Paul's Legacy and PIH's Path Forward Webinar Series: Training the Next Generation of Global Health Leaders. Register 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.
  • Thursday September 22nd @ 12pm: The inaugural Genao Lecture in DEI will be given by Dr. Nancy Krieger, a renowned social epidemiologist and social justice advocate from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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 August 17, 2022