Department of Pathology Toy Drive Set for December 4 - 15
The Department of Pathology is collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children aged 8 and younger as well as new blanket and infant items to benefit children who use the medical care services of the Fair Haven Community Health Center.
Overdose Preventers Seek Fewer Lives Lost
The Yale Community Health Care Van and Connecticut Harm Reduction Alliance Van both offer clean syringes, test strips, HIV and Hepatitis C screenings, and naloxone kits — contact or find out more about those organizations here and here.Source: New Haven Independent
Yale Pathology Joins Office of Health Equity Research in Community Listening Session
Several members of Yale Pathology recently joined members of the Office of Health Equity Research (OHER) at Yale School of Medicine at a community listening session to understand how to approach people about participating in medical research.
New Haven Community Gathers to Celebrate Yale Psychiatry's Kathy Carroll, Plan Playground in Newhallville
The Kathy Carroll Community Playground, currently planned in the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven, will bring a safe place to play for children living at and nearby Christian Community Action (CCA): deep purple tunnels and slides, climbing structures and even a swing set. It’s a project the late Kathleen “Kathy” Carroll, PhD, who supported CCA for decades, would be proud of.
Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Had Fewer COVID Testing Sites, Yale Study Finds
A new study by Yale researchers finds that, due to structural racism, the populations most at risk for contracting and dying from COVID-19 — Black, Indigenous, and LatinX populations— had less access to COVID-19 testing centers.
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
WHRY Funds Studies on Heart Disease, Insomnia, and Pain
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three new studies investigating a method for improving the diagnosis of heart disease in women, a therapy for clinically significant sleep disruption common in Black women, and the influence of biological sex on the underlying brain patterns that link pain and opioid use.
Yale Researchers Size up the Mental Health Toll of the Pandemic
While researchers have known about the mental health costs of chronic stress, they say this situation is unique because during the pandemic people have also lost many of the social connections and outlets needed to help manage their stress loads.Source: YaleNews
New Mural to Promote Vascular Health in Historic Northeast Kansas City
In early April, four Kansas City artists will begin creating a mural in the Paseo Gateway neighborhoods of historic Northeast Kansas City, Mo., designed to educate and raise awareness about a critical yet little known community health issue – peripheral artery disease (commonly known as PAD).Source: Show Me PAD