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.
CarDS Lab Members Selected as Finalists for 2023 AHA Young Investigator Awards
Three investigators in training from the Yale Cardiovascular Data Science (CarDS) Lab were invited to present their research results along with other finalists at the 2023 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.
Gettel Named 2023-2025 NAM ABEM Fellow
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected Cameron J. Gettel, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of emergency medicine, as the 2023-2025 American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Fellow. The NAM ABEM Fellowship aims to provide talented, early-career, health science scholars in Emergency Medicine the opportunity to participate in evidence-based health care studies that improve patient care outcomes in domestic and global health care systems.
Drs. Silvia Vilarinho, Andrew Wang Named Physician Scientist Training Program Leadership
New leadership in the Yale Internal Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) was recently announced. Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and of pathology; was appointed to director, with Andrew Wang, MD/PhD, assistant professor of medicine (rheumatology) being named associate director of the program.
Caldwell, Flores Honored by AAAP, NIDA
Ebony Caldwell, MD MPH, an addiction psychiatry fellow at Yale School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Mentor Facilitated Training Award in Substance Use Disorders Science Dissemination Solicitation. Also honored is Jose Flores, MD, PhD, an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program graduate from Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program.
Adult Reconstruction Division Welcomes Ansab Khwaja, MD as 2022-23 Total Joint Replacement Surgery Fellow
Ansab Khwaja, MD, was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and moved to Seattle with his family when he was 10 years old. While receiving a degree in philosophy from the University of Washington, he worked with the school’s athletic trainers, giving him his first glimpse into orthopaedics. He earned early distinction as the ‘Outstanding First Year Sports Medicine Intern.’ He then remained at the University of Washington for medical school where he was a leader in the Orthopaedic Interest Group and his extensive volunteerism earned him a community service award.