Med School faculty revamp curriculum with sex differences
Faculty and students at the School of Medicine are spearheading efforts to integrate sex- and gender-related differences in health into the medical school curriculum, aiming to address educational gaps about sex differences and ultimately to enhance patient outcomes.Source: Yale Daily News
Thalidomide Use In Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Angiodysplasia, a type of benign vascular lesion made up of dilated blood vessels, is a common source of gastrointestinal bleeding from the small intestine. A recent editorial from Yale Internal Medicine’s Loren Laine, MD, professor of medicine and chief of digestive diseases, in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights novel findings from a recent multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trial evaluating thalidomide in the treatment of angiodysplasia-related bleeding.
New Advanced Diagnostic Tests Lab to Perform, Interpret Clinical-Grade Molecular Testing of Biomarkers
The Yale Advanced Diagnostic Tests Laboratory in the Department of Pathology, is a new unit of Yale Pathology Laboratories, offers access to novel molecular tests to external users, performing and interpreting clinical grade and high-quality molecular analysis of human tissue samples.
Implicit Bias From Providers Inhibits HCV Treatment
A new study reveals significant insights into the challenges that can occur for hepatitis C virus (HCV) micro-elimination efforts in people with HIV (PWH). Due to the opioid epidemic, the prevalence of co-infection with HIV and HCV has been increasing. If left untreated, HCV infection can lead to liver damage, cancer, and death. Although HIV requires lifelong therapy, HCV can be cured with a few months of oral medications.
Alcohol Research Conference Fosters Collaboration Across Specialties
Now in its second year, the Yale Conference for Alcohol Research and Education (YCARE) was held on September 30, 2023. Offering a comprehensive agenda of talks, panel discussions, and poster presentations, the all-day event brought together Yale's researchers, clinicians, and other stakeholders under the banner of alcohol research. Bubu Banini, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases), Yale School of Medicine (YSM), spearheaded the conference, along with co-directors David Fiellin, MD, professor of medicine (general medicine) and emergency medicine, YSM, and public health, Yale School of Public Health; Graeme Mason, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical imaging and of psychiatry, YSM; and Sherry McKee, PhD, professor of psychiatry, YSM.
Yale Contributions Shape ASN Kidney Week 2023
In the world of nephrology, there's one event that stands out above the rest, drawing thousands of professionals from around the globe—the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week. This annual event features a rich array of sessions, speakers, and insights into the ever-evolving field of kidney care. This year, Kidney Week takes place in Philadelphia, Pa., with over 12,000 planned attendees.
Using Interactive Animated Flipped-classroom Modules to Better Teach Dementia Care
A new medical education study demonstrates how a modular, flipped-classroom curriculum using character animations can better train nursing students to deliver effective care to patients with dementia and other cognitive disorders.
Improved Measurement of Glomeruli in Kidney Scarring
A new research study explores patterns in kidney structures to better understand focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a condition where scar tissue develops in parts of the kidney. These findings offer insights into more accurate measurement of kidney structures like the glomeruli, which could ultimately lead to improved diagnosis and prognosis for patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
Preventing Worsening Asthma in Inner-city Patients
A new perspective published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology sheds light on strategies to prevent asthma exacerbations in inner-city patients. Previous research has demonstrated that living in an inner-city is an independent risk factor for Emergency Department visits and hospitalizations from asthma.
Immune Sensing of Allergens Promotes Avoidance Behavior
A new study published in Nature demonstrates how the immune system plays a role in the development of behaviors to avoid food allergens. Previous research has suggested that the immune system may be involved in behavioral modification beyond simply protecting the body from infectious diseases.
“Complete Academic Physician” Dr. Karl Insogna Retires From Clinical Duties
During his childhood in Wolcott, Conn., Karl Insogna’s parents instilled in him a few life lessons. Insogna, MD, FACP, Ensign Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology); director, Yale Bone Center; and associate director, Yale Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia; was taught to strive to leave the world a better place than you found it, and to do something to help others.