Cardiologists push for a more diverse, inclusive healthcare workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionately negative impact on racially and ethnically diverse patient populations. Inspired by this trend, representatives from the Association of Black Cardiologists hosted a virtual roundtable focused on increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce and improving patient care.Source: Cardiovascular Business
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Update (12/13/22)
The month of December is a wonderful time to reflect on the year gone by. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medicine (ODEIM) underwent a leadership change in the spring, and we were named as interim leaders. We have carried on the mission of the office and continued these monthly messages to update the department on ODEIM events and initiatives and to educate our readers on various observances within our department and the greater Yale communities.
Women Missing Out on Opportunities From Advisory Boards
Being on an advisory board of a pharmaceutical company gives oncologists a chance to influence clinical trials and drug commercialization and to "inform decisions that affect the oncology community," say the authors of a new analysis, which found few women in such roles.Source: Medscape
Career Path: Women in Leadership at High Levels
Reaching high-level leadership positions in medicine—and specifically oncology—is not an easy task and requires significant time and dedication. For women, there are a host of additional challenges to contend with as they navigate their career.Source: Oncology Times
Zan, Zendegi, Azadi: Iranian Protest Stories Shared at Yale School of Medicine
Over 160 faculty, students, and staff gathered in The Anlyan Center auditorium on the evening of November 2 in support of members of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) community affected by the recent uprising in Iran. The event was sponsored by the YSM Diversity Champions Advisory Council.
Disparities in Cancer Mortality Rates and Understanding Postural Orthostatic Syndrome (POTS)
Incumbent Congressman Joe Courtney (Democrat), and State Rep. Mike France (Republican), candidates in the second congressional district, faced each other in a debate hosted by Connecticut Public, and moderated by Connecticut Public’s education reporter Catherine Shen, at Eastern Connecticut State University, Tuesday.Source: Connecticut Public
Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer
With this year's Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Pamela Kunz is conducting one of the first studies to examine sex differences in treating neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), a rare form of cancer often found in the gastrointestinal tract.
Yale researchers call for strategies to eliminate inequities in access to peripheral artery disease care among adults who share a Hispanic background
Adults who share a Hispanic background and who get hospitalized for symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) are more likely to only receive care at later stages of their disease, and get their treatment through the emergency department instead of early stage disease care, elective care as compared with non-Hispanic white patients.
Podcast: Hidden Gems From ASCO22: Abstracts on EDI, Health Care Economics, and More
Dr. Pamela Kunz, of the Yale Cancer Center, and the JCO consultant editor for Meeting Abstracts, discusses “hidden gems” from ASCO22, highlighting abstracts that address EDI, global health, health care economics, and more.Source: ASCO Daily News