Office of Student Research Congratulates Students and Thanks Faculty Mentors
The Office of Student Research (OSR) congratulates rising second-year MD students on their summer research accomplishments. OSR also thanks the many Yale School of Medicine faculty members who mentored these students, as well as the faculty who led summer research didactics.
Student Research Day Celebrates Students and Mentors
“During your time in medical school, you have learned how to immerse yourselves in a question. You have experienced mentorship and sponsorship, and for many of you your research group or laboratory has become a second home.” The mentorship theme in the remarks of Nancy J. Brown, MD, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, was echoed throughout Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Student Research Day (SRD) on May 18, 2021.
Alumni-supported Social Justice Scholars Program Provides Important Support for Student Research
The disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the United States, combined with highly visible incidents of police brutality committed against Black men and women, have led to protests and advocacy efforts to address systemic racism across the country—and have impacted the priorities of many Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students, faculty, and alumni.
Advocating for a Shift From Race-based to Race-conscious Medicine
Cerdeña, Plaisime, and Tsai , according to Cerdeña, saw this commitment to action as an opportunity “to speak to longstanding issues of race-based medicine.” In their article, the authors state that medicine “is an institution of structural racism” and that a pervasive example of this is race-based medicine, “the system by which research characterising race as an essential, biological variable translates into clinical practice, leading to inequitable care.”
Autumn Nobles is Inaugural Recipient of the “Social Justice Scholars” Short-term Research Stipend
The Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Office of Student Research (OSR) is pleased to announce that second-year YSM student Autumn Nobles has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the “Social Justice Scholars” short-term research stipend for research conducted during Summer 2020.