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  • OpEd Project Elevates Voices of Women and Underrepresented Faculty at Yale

    The goal of the Public Voices Fellowship, an opportunity for 20 faculty at Yale along with those from other universities to participate in the OpEd Project, is for women and underrepresented faculty to write op-eds that appear in leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. But the year-long program does much more than simply expand the voices of those engaged in public debate. It has a lasting impact on the fellows and their careers, says Reina Maruyama, PhD, professor of physics and astronomy and Chair of Women Faculty Forum (WFF).

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  • Why Are Some COVID Cases More Severe? ‘Humanized’ Mice Offer a Clue

    Why do 80 to 90% of people infected with COVID-19 experience only mild cases while 10 to 20% face more severe or life-threatening symptoms? Researchers in the lab of Yale’s Richard Flavell decided to pose this question to a “humanized mice” and revealed that the causes of severe COVID may lie in our own antiviral inflammatory response to the virus, the researchers report Dec. 17 in the journal Nature Biotechnology, “Early in the course of disease, a strong immune response is crucial for survival,” Sefik said. “Later in the disease, it can be fatal.” The humanized mice models might also reveal strong clues to the causes and potential treatments of so-called long and severe COVID, the scientists said. The research was done in collaboration with Yale’s Akiko Iwasaki, Craig Wilen, Yuval Kluger, Eric Meffre, and Stephanie Halene.

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  • Sixteen employees named YNHH Heroes

    At Yale New Haven Hospital, a hero is an employee, physician or volunteer who deeply embodies the health system’s values and goes above and beyond to exemplify the Standards of Professional Behavior in their interactions with patients, clients, colleagues and visitors. Now in its 15th year, the YNHH Heroes program recognizes these individuals, who were nominated by their peers.

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