Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative secures grant to reduce inequities in sepsis outcomes and care
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative has been awarded a highly competitive research grant exceeding $1 million to reduce inequities in sepsis care and outcomes among African American/Black and Latinx communities.
Ed Yong, 3 deans discuss future direction of public health
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and 2022 Yale Poynter Fellow Ed Yong moderated a discussion, Does Public Health Need a Reboot?, with deans Amy Fairchild of The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Michelle Williams of the Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health, and Sten Vermund of the Yale School of Public Health April 8 at YSPH’s Winslow Auditorium.
Feeling Invisible & Unheard: The Impact of Racist Stereotypes on Black Teenage Girls
A new Yale study finds that Black teenage girls face a number of gendered racist stereotypes that can impact their decision making in romantic relationships, lower their self-esteem and leave them feeling powerless and invisible to others.
We Should Be Teaching Critical Race Theory to Kids—But It Has to Be Done Right
"As we celebrate Black History Month this year, let our appeals to include lessons of race and racism become more powerful by first advocating for our teachers and children to have access to robust, age-appropriate training and materials worthy of that inclusion, " write Carmen Black, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, in a new opinion piece for Newsweek.Source: Newsweek
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
DataHaven survey reveals racial disparities in COVID-19 experience
Black and Latino residents of Connecticut have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recession, according to a new survey released on Sept. 16 by the New Haven-based non-profit data analytics organization, DataHaven.Source: Yale Daily News
We Can and Will do More
Throughout history, groups with resources and power have sought to exert control over other groups through violence. Terror and subterfuge were key tools in the subjugation and genocide of Native Americans and the theft of their lands. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database suggests that 12.5 million Africans were kidnapped and shipped to the Americas. We have seen near-enslavement of Latinx and Asian persons for forced farm or railroad construction labor in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw to receive Winslow Medal
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, whose work has been foundational in two fields of study she coined and developed – critical race theory and intersectionality – will be presented with the C.-E.A. Winslow Medal, the Yale School of Public Health’s highest honor, at a ceremony Feb. 3 at Harkness Auditorium.
Yale Honors Young Scientist Who Was the Subject of a Police Complaint
Bobbi Wilson, 9, was honored by Yale University on Jan. 20, 2023, for her efforts in eradicating the invasive spotted lanternfly in her hometown of Caldwell, New Jersey. University officials also recognized Bobbi’s donation of her personal collection of spotted lanternfly specimens to Yale’s Peabody Museum. The collection, which was officially entered into the museum’s database, will be forever associated with Bobbi’s name as the donor scientist.
Yale honors girl who had cops called on her for spraying lanternflies
Yale University on Friday honored a scientist who is just 9 years old. Bobbi Wilson is fascinated by bugs, but last year, her mission to catch spotted lanternflies captured national attention. Bradley Blackburn reports for CBS2.Source: CBS News, New York
Girl donates lanternfly collection to Yale after alleged racial profiling by N.J. neighbor
The Yale Peabody Museum Entomology Division now has spotted lanternfly specimens for scientists to use for research thanks to Bobbi Wilson, the 9-year-old girl from New Jersey whose neighbor called the police on her last October while she was doing her part to rid the state of the invasive species.Source: NJ.com
Black Women Excluded from Critical Studies Due to ‘Weathering’
Researchers theorize Black women age earlier and faster as a result of being "weathered" by a lifetime of racial discrimination and race-based stressors. As a result, many Black women are excluded from clinical research studies after reaching age-based milestones earlier.
Attorney Ben Crump highlights discussion on the public health impact of policing
A Nov. 4 talk at the Yale School of Public Health brought national civil rights attorney Ben Crump to Yale to discuss his continuing fight for justice for victims of police brutality, including 36-year-old Randy Cox, a New Haven resident.
Perceived discrimination increased the risk of worse health outcomes after a heart attack
An analysis of more than 2,600 heart attack survivors, ages 55 years and younger, found that nearly 35% of them reported perceived discrimination in their everyday lives.Source: American Heart Association News
Yale Partners With the Urban League and Others to Address Gun Violence in New Haven
The Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the Urban League of Southern Connecticut are teaming up with more than a dozen nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to see if an infusion of community programs and interventions in New Haven can mitigate systemic racism and reduce gun violence in the city.
With YNHHS Innovation Award, CHATogether Aims to Help Adolescents, Families
Compassionate Home, Action Together (CHATogether) Family Intervention was recently named among the 2022 hospital innovation track recipients of the Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) Innovation Awards. Hospital innovation track submissions were selected for their potential to immediately offer positive impact to health system workflows and were reviewed by system experts across clinical, IT and finance domains.
Study Reveals Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions
A Yale study found persistent racial and ethnic disparities in multimorbidity, which is defined as the presence of two or more concurrent chronic health conditions, in the United States over a 20-year period.
Dreamer Girls Project is a dream-come-true for YSPH professor
An idea that YSPH Professor Ijeoma Opara conceived 12 years ago, the Dreamer Girls Project, finally has become a reality. She led two groups of Black teen girls from New Jersey on tours of Yale and YSPH in late July, showing them that college life can be a reality for them.