Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Update (1/10/23)
We would like to wish a Happy New Year to all members of the Department of Medicine! A new year brings with it renewed energy and hope for the future. We are excited to continue our DEI and health equity related work with everyone in the department, and we encourage you to contact us with ideas and concerns.
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.
Where Are All the Women in Industry Advisory Boards?
A new study, co-authored by WHRY-collaborator Dr. Pamela Kunz, finds women are underrepresented in critical spaces of medicine, including academic and medical society leadership, journal editorial boards, and research teams. The authors suggest this absence may be holding women back in their careers.Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology
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
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.
Pamela Kunz, MD on 1999 Simone’s Maxims
Pamela Kunz, MD, associate professor (medical oncology) and vice chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (medical oncology) writes that, “I distinctly remember being told by mentors to read the original 1999 Simone’s Maxims – as these maxims were put on a pedestal as the truths of how to navigate academic medicine.”
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.