"It was life-changing for me." Three Yale faculty share how ISFS supported them in their career paths
Yale School of Medicine will host the virtual Intersections Science Fellows Symposium from October 4-6, 2023. With 56 fellows over two cohorts, 64% identified as minoritized individuals, and 60% identified as women. 43 went on to become faculty, four in industry and private sector positions, and nine are currently on the job market, signifying an over 75% faculty placement. In this article, three ISFS fellows share how ISFS supported them in achieving their Yale faculty positions.
Dwyane Wade talks moving family out of Florida over anti-LGBTQ legislation
Former NBA star Dwyane Wade is opening up about why he and his family moved out of Florida, listing the state's anti-LGBTQ laws as part of the reason for their move. His daughter Zaya, who turns 16 in May, came out as transgender in 2020.Source: ABC News
How ‘Weathering’ Contributes to Racial Health Disparities
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, associate dean for health equity research and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine), talks about how weathering, a form of chronic stress, provides a framework for understanding health inequities.Source: The New York Times
What Does it Mean to be 'Nonbinary?'
Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, told Yahoo! Life the biggest misconception people have about nonbinary people is that they’re “going through a phase,” which she explains is far from true.Source: Yahoo! Life
Incarcerated LGBTQ Americans find little to no support system upon release
LGBTQ people are incarcerated at a rate three times higher than the general population. But when they are released from prison, experts say many reentry programs fail to meet their unique needs. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports for our series, Searching for Justice.Source: PBS News Hour
Inequities in Medical School Research Could Hinder Workforce Diversity
Yale investigators examined factors that can shape biomedical career paths — research experiences, publications, and funding rates — among medical students in the United States. They found disparities across race, ethnicity, and sex that may contribute to underrepresentation in the field.Source: YaleNews
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
Ensuring Bone Health for Adolescents Identifying as Transgender
With a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Carpenter and Christy Olezeski, is using sophisticated methods to obtain a picture of the dynamic process of bone development in adolescents undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.