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.
New YSPH grad helps refugee girls and women find their voices
For her practicum, Devina Buckshee, MPH '23, teamed with IRIS, a New Haven-based organization that supports refugees and immigrants as they find their footing in America. She started Project ReClaim: Refugee Storytelling and Advocacy to help displaced girls and women tell their tales, through words and photos.
YSPH graduate applies public health solutions to health care needs
From organizing health clinics for farmworkers to volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stuart Steinman, MD, MPH ’23, a graduate of the Yale School of Public Health’s Advanced Professional MPH program in Health Policy, is dedicated to addressing health care needs.
YSPH student finds purpose in public health and art
Mary L. Peng, MPH '23 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), is an explorer by nature, a seeker of knowledge in as many areas as she can absorb. The COVID-19 pandemic sharpened her focus and led her to the Yale School of Public Health, where she has worked to incorporate art, technology, clinical neuroscience, and social and behavioral sciences to improve individual and public health.
Yale professional student Nathan Earl uses personal experience to help eradicate human trafficking
Nathan Earl’s road could have dead-ended – literally – at age 29. Instead, the human trafficking survivor found meaning in life, and his way to recovery from violence, trauma, and substance dependency and out of the cycle of violence and trauma. Now a student in YSPH Executive MPH (EMPH) program, he’s using his experiences to help male youth at risk of violence and exploitation.
YSPH student champions Ivy League’s first disabilities studies program
This past November, Yushi Zhang, MPH ’23 (Social & Behavioral Sciences), spearheaded the expansion of the Disability Studies Working Group, a student group within the Department of History of Science of Medicine, into the Yale Disabilities Studies Network, a University-wide program bringing together students, alumni, and faculty who study and conduct research in disability-related fields. The goal is to create the Ivy League’s first dedicated multi-disciplinary Disability Studies Program.
Learning what’s possible: Daniel Colón-Ríos
Second year MD/PhD student Daniel Colón-Ríos first came to Yale the summer after his sophomore year, when he was a student at the University of Puerto Rico — Mayaguez Campus studying chemistry. During a summer research program run by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, now known as the Yale Biomed Amgen Scholars Program, he worked in the lab of Faye Rogers, PhD, associate professor of therapeutic radiology and associate director of the MD/PhD program. “I got a concrete perspective on what the MD/PhD program is, and I came back the next summer and decided to apply to programs in the U.S.,” Colón-Ríos said.
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Celebrates its 90th anniversary
In her introductory remarks at the colloquium, Helen Beilinson, the journal's co-editor-in-chief, noted that at the age of 90, the journal is on track to set a milestone for student-run biomedical journals.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Annie Le Fellowship Winners Announced
To honor the memory of Annie Marie Le, a Yale graduate student between 2007 and 2009, Yale University has established the Annie Le Fellowship Fund to benefit Ph.D. students in the Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The students awarded this fellowship have displayed qualities that exemplify the life and career of Annie Le. In particular, Annie Le Fellows are recognized for their exceptional leadership in, or service to, the Yale and/or New Haven communities. Annie Le Fellows receive a prize that represents a $3,000 one-time monetary supplement to their stipend and $2,000 towards support for educational items.