Osteoporosis Prevention: A Q&A with Dr. Cristina Brunet
Bones are constantly being formed and resorbed in our bodies. As we get older, our bones become less dense as formation does not keep up with loss. This can lead to osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weakened bones and a greater risk of fractures. As many as 20% of women and 5% of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. After menopause, women are at a higher risk of osteoporosis because they no longer produce enough estrogen to keep their bones as healthy as when they were younger. Additionally, people who take medications such as steroids for an extended period are more likely to experience bone loss.
Rheumatology Nursing Education Improves Patient Care
Jacinta Renaldi, MSN, APRN, leads an in-service educational program for nursing staff in the Yale Medicine rheumatology clinics. The program aims to streamline clinical workflows and empower nurses through education, and is a unique partnership between Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.
Medical Students Honored by American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Award is conferred each year to a graduating medical student from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) who plans to enter an internal medicine residency in Connecticut. YSM faculty members Barry Wu, MD, FACP, professor of medicine (geriatrics) and Nancy Angoff, MD, MPH, MEd, professor emerita of medicine (general medicine) established the award in 1999, in collaboration with faculty from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Drs. Angela Kang-Giaimo and Anna Zimmerman Appointed Clerkship Leaders
Angela Kang-Giaimo, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (general medicine), was named director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship, effective July 1, 2023. Kang-Giaimo replaces Dana Dunne, MD, MHS, who served in the role since March 2011. Anna Zimmerman, MD, assistant professor of medicine (general medicine) was appointed as associate clerkship director, and will start on September 1, 2023.
Commentary: Youth Mental Health and Safety Don't Take a Summer Break
YCSC Assistant Professor Christina Cipriano addresses the state of the youth mental health crisis in the U.S. She notes that just because this school year has ended doesn’t mean the crisis facing our nation’s youth is over, and that the data suggests the exact opposite.Source: EdSurge
Get In the Know! Infectious Diseases Fellowships
Why complete a fellowship in infectious diseases? How long is an infectious diseases fellowship? What is the best infectious diseases fellowship program? Upon completion of a residency program, many physicians may pursue a fellowship program to develop expertise in a medical subspecialty of their choice. For those who are interested in areas such as vector-borne disease, microbial pathogenesis, global health, HIV, public health, transplant infectious diseases, or hospital epidemiology and want to become an infectious diseases doctor, the next step is to complete additional training in infectious diseases.
Call for Abstracts for Yale Conference for Alcohol Research and Education
The Yale Conference for Alcohol Research and Education (Y-CARE) is now accepting abstracts in all disciplines related to alcohol. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the Y-CARE annual conference on September 30, 2023 at The Anlyan Center (TAC), from 8 am - 3 pm.
Drs. Silvia Vilarinho and Stephen Wang Win Commencement Awards
Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and of pathology; was named the 2023 Leah Lowenstein Award recipient at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22, 2023. Stephen Wang, MD, MPH, a PGY-3 resident in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Primary Care Residency Program was honored with the Betsy Winters House Staff Award, along with Justin Nguyen, MD, a chief resident in the Department of Urology.
Cipriano Appointed as Senior Mentor for SRCD Scholars Program to Advance Equity
Dr. Christina Cipriano, Assistant Professor at the Child Study Center and Director of the Education Collaboratory at Yale, was selected to serve as senior mentor for the Society of Research in Child Development's Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholars Program. The program provides educational and professional development for scholars, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development. The program offers selected mentorship from more-advanced scholars in the field who provide them guidance and support in their pursuit of educational and professional goals. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and disciplinary groups are recruited to serve as mentors. The Towards 2044: Horowitz Early Career Scholar Program takes its name from the year when the adult population of the United States is estimated to become a diverse majority. SRCD is excited to support the professional development of a diverse group of researchers as we move towards this new period.Source: Society of Research in Child Development