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Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway News Update for January 3, 2022

January 03, 2022
by Tracy Rabin

Greetings, all –

Although the Omicron variant has certainly changed the world’s expectations for the start of 2022, we hope that the year has started off well for each of you, and wanted to send out a wish for a year of good health and happiness to the extended GHEDP community.


  • Save the Date: On Jan. 19-20, 2022, the AAMC Center for Health Justice and the Hastings Center will co-convene a virtual summit on health equity – Righting the Wrongs: Tackling Health Inequities. The program will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson and will focus on decisions that have led to major inequities in health today. Speakers will also explore examples of promising strategies that health care leaders and practicing clinicians can employ to address inequities through policy, clinical care, medical education, research, and community collaborations. The event is free though registration is required. Register Now.
  • Stanford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine announce a new Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applications due January 31, 2022. Learn more here.
  • Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural Yogesh Khanal Pilot Project Award! This opportunity provides $2500 for a mentored clinical research or medical education project over 12 months (see attached). The deadline for applications is March 1, 11:59pm; see attached application form. Please contact with questions.

New and Notable

· Lancet Public Health Dec 2021: Causes of death among people who used illicit opioids in England, 2001–18: a matched cohort study

· Lancet Infectious Diseases Jan 1, 2022: Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants – shooting the messenger.

· Lancet Global Health Dec 2021: Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on routine immunisation services: evidence of disruption and recovery from 170 countries and territories

· NEJM Dec 30, 2021: First Impressions — Should We Include Race or Ethnicity at the Beginning of Clinical Case Presentations?

· NEJM Dec 30, 2021: Calling Out Aversive Racism in Academic Medicine

· NEJM Jan 1, 2022: The Patchwork U.S. Public Health System

Upcoming Local Events: January

· Thursday January 6th @ 730-830am (Zoom): Medical Grand Rounds: Population Health Management, with Anita Arora MD MBA MPH.

· Thursday, January 6th @ 2-3pm (Zoom): Addiction Medicine Rounds: The Impact of COVID-19 on Addiction Services and People Who use Drugs - Bright Spots in Dark Corners. Register here.

· Friday, January 7th @ 3-4pm (Zoom): YSPH Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases presents, “Contact Tracing in the Era of COVID-19: Implementation and Evaluation Using Mixed Methods,” featuring Tyler Shelby (Yale MD/PhD candidate). To attend, please visit:

Additional Information:

  • The application platform is now open for the Department of Internal Medicine’s Cross-Distinction Resident Academic Fund! Through this fund, residents will have the opportunity to apply for awards of up to $500 per year. This money is intended to cover costs associated with presenting your Distinction Pathway-related work at a local, regional, national, or international conference, or other academic activities related to your participation in the Distinction Pathway. All Distinction Pathway residents are encouraged to apply, however, preference will be given to PGY-3s and PGY-4s, as well as (in the future) residents who have not previously received an award from this fund. For more details, please see the November 1st email from Brett Marks. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis -
  • To view prior seminars from the Yale Macmillan Center Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement & Humanitarian Responses, please visit/subscribe to the PRFDHR YouTube channel
  • Missed a great webinar? Take a look at the Physicians for Human Rights online archive of COVID-19-related webinars, and also check out the Partners in Health COVID-19 Webinar series archive
  • Join the Good Society Forum: Launched in April 2020 by Emma Sky (Director, Yale World Fellows) and Nizam Uddin (Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration, The Prince’s Trust, and 2019 Yale World Fellow), the twice-weekly GSF Webinars digitally connect change-makers around the world, engage them on ideas about a specific challenge of the day, and inspire action to build the good society. To subscribe to the GSF mailing list, visit -
  • Yale Institute for Global Health website: - subscribe to their newsletter and follow YIGH on Twitter and Facebook
  • Global Health Journal List blog entry ( - an interesting and fairly comprehensive list of global health journals! Good for folks who are interested in thinking about what to read or where you might like to publish.
  • Sign up for the Global Mental Health Program mailing list:
  • Link to the Macmillan Center calendar -­ Please visit this site for a list of upcoming events:
  • Subscribe to the daily “Global Health NOW” newsletter:


Tracy and Sheela

Co-Directors, Yale Global Health & Equity Distinction Pathway

Submitted by Laura P. Crawford on January 25, 2022