Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Update (November 2023)
Over the past five months, I have learned much about Yale and its deep commitment to our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. I’ve met with every section chief, and they've all affirmed their commitment and support to DEI within the department. I am thankful for their support.
YSPH alums keep plight of African students in Ukraine in spotlight
Three recent Yale School of Public Health graduates created a film to shine a light on the plight of African college students who encountered racism when they fled Ukraine at the outbreak of the Russian war. Their documentary was accepted to be shown ahead of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta in November.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Update (October 2023)
Benjamin Mba, MBBS, MRCP (UK), CHCQM, FACP, shares his monthly message with updates on recruitment, faculty development, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion tools, upcoming talks, secular and religious events in October, and Voices of DEI.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Update (August 2023)
I have much to update you on since I wrote last month. I have been meeting people with Yale School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Hospital graduate medical education office. I have also been working with many groups across the institution on recruitment events, working group and diversity work participation, and mentorship and retention.
Addressing Stress to Achieve Sleep
A WHRY study which explored the use of an evidence-based stress-reduction intervention for insomnia that is culturally sensitive to the needs of Black women found in addition to reducing insomnia symptoms, the therapy lowered stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure.
WHRY's DEIB Committee Holds Listening and Learning Sessions
WHRY's Council of Community Advisors' DEIB committee held listening sessions for council members to hear directly from various school and community leaders about challenges and opportunities they see in their efforts to promote DEIB. The sessions provided council members a chance to learn about the community and gain a greater awareness of where WHRY may be able to contribute.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Update (July 2023)
First of all, I am very excited to be here at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and the Department of Internal Medicine. I officially started a little over a week ago and have been getting settled. I have lived in the Chicago area for a long time, and this is my first time living in the Northeast. I was born in Nigeria, where I attended medical school. I completed an internal medicine residency program in the UK and relocated to Chicago, where I completed a second internal medicine residency program at Cook County Hospital. I worked for Cook County Health for 24 years in various roles and was a professor of medicine at Rush Medical College. I joined the Yale team to be part of the robust structure fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). I applaud Yale’s leadership commitment to DEI.
New YSPH grad helps refugee girls and women find their voices
For her practicum, Devina Buckshee, MPH '23, teamed with IRIS, a New Haven-based organization that supports refugees and immigrants as they find their footing in America. She started Project ReClaim: Refugee Storytelling and Advocacy to help displaced girls and women tell their tales, through words and photos.
The Room Where It Happens: Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in NCTN Clinical Trial Leadership
Many multicenter randomized clinical trials in oncology are conducted through the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), an organization consisting of five cooperative groups.Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
A Day for Reflection and Celebration
Today is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, it wasn’t until two and a half years later – June 19, 1865 – that the formerly enslaved Black people of Galveston, Texas, finally learned that they were freed from slavery. African Americans have long celebrated this day in tribute to their freedom, traditions, culture, and notable accomplishments.