Yale undergraduate team takes first place in national health policy competition
A Yale undergraduate team consisting of Abe Baker-Butler (Ezra Stiles ‘25), Patryk Dabek (Ezra Stiles ‘25), and Allie Dettelbach (Saybrook ‘25) has won first place in the 2022 Tulane University Health Policy Case Competition (TUHPCC), a prestigious national public health contest seeking policy solutions to the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
Dr. Elizabeth Prsic Leads Initiative to Support Breastfeeding House Staff
Elizabeth Prsic, MD, Firm Chief for Medical Oncology and Director of Adult Inpatient Palliative Care at Smilow Cancer Hospital, along with former Yale fellow Julia Foldi, MD, PhD, received a Women Faculty Forum grant to identify and reduce barriers to breast milk expression among medical trainees.
SGIM Position Statement in Support of the LGBTQIA+ Community
SGIM recognizes that the disparities and gaps in the provision of high quality healthcare for the LGBTQIA+ community is a health justice issue. The organization supports and recommends the following concrete steps in advancing health justice and protecting the rights of this marginalized and oppressed population.Source: Society of General Internal Medicine
Happy Pride! Some News & Activities for Pride Month
This month in honor of Pride, the Yale School of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) on LGBTQI+ Affairs is proud to share: A review of some of our accomplishments from the past academic year Summer planning for upcoming DAC initiatives in the fall Links to local Pride celebration and event listings for this month An invitation to get involved by joining one of our Working Groups or by becoming a member of the DAC board!
Op-Ed: Denying trans youth gender-affirming care is an affront to science and medical ethics
Legislation attacking medical care for transgender youth marks a new extreme for scientific misinformation in the America. Years of study and scientific scrutiny have established safe, evidence-based guidelines for delivery of lifesaving, gender-affirming care.Source: Los Angeles Times
New Report Refutes Flawed Science of Texas and Alabama Transgender Legal Actions
A major new report by legal and medical experts from Yale Law School, the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and the University of Texas Southwestern analyzes in depth the misleading scientific claims that informed recent actions by Texas and Alabama to criminalize medical treatment for transgender youth.Source: Yale Law School
The More Marginalized Identities Med Students Have, the More Mistreatment and Burnout They Experience
A new study from Yale researchers looks at how intersectionality increases incidents of mistreatment and magnifies the effects of burnout on medical students. Using data from over 30,000 graduating medical students from 140 U.S. medical schools, the study found that students with three marginalized identities (female, non-white, and lesbian, gay or bisexual) experienced the most mistreatment and discrimination and the highest score for exhaustion compared with male, white, and heterosexual students.
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).
Health & Veritas: Hope for Sickle Cell Patients (Ep. 25)
On the Health & Veritas podcast, Yale physician-professors Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz talk about the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. In the latest episode, they’re joined by Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, chief of pediatric hematology and oncology at the Yale School of Medicine and an expert on sickle cell disease.Source: Yale Insights
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Update (March 15, 2022)
I am feeling quite reflective this month, since it is the last time that I will address you in this message. Since I began my career in medicine almost 27 years ago, I have worked to better care for underserved patients through connecting directly with the community, and the recruitment and retention of staff, trainees and faculty of diverse backgrounds.
Internal Medicine Faculty Honored by ASCI
Three faculty from Yale’s Department of Internal Medicine were recently nominated for election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). A total of 95 new members have been elected for 2022, and will officially inducted at the ASCI Dinner and New Member Induction Ceremony in April.
YSPH-led Study Identifies Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Strains Spreading in Moldova
Public health experts are getting a better picture of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Moldova, thanks to the efforts of a coalition of researchers from across the world led by scientists at the Yale School of Public Health.