Experts question unusual authorization plan for Covid vaccine for kids under 5
The Food and Drug Administration’s willingness to consider authorizing a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for children under the age of 5 — without evidence yet that it would be protective — is raising concerns among some vaccine experts who fear the plan could backfire and undermine vaccine uptake in this group.Source: Stat
Promoting Love and Peace Across Generations through Science and Global Partnerships
Professor in the Yale Child Study Center Dr. James F. Leckman, leads a team of international scientists, scholars, and practitioners in a special journal publication that underscores the impact that early childhood development initiatives can have on promoting love and peace across generations
22 Immunization Experts from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda Graduate from the EPI LAMP Program
On May 17, 2021, 22 delegates from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda graduated from the Expanded Program on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP), a 9-month certificate programme offered by Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) in partnership with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and PATH.
Through F-1 Doctors, Yale’s doctors in training make it easier for international students to attend U.S. medical schools
Rachel Jaber Chehayeb wanted to stay in the U.S. to attend medical school after graduating from Yale College, but she knew it would be difficult. As a Lebanese citizen, she would have to navigate visa requirements and loans without nearby family or a ready support network. “I only knew of one person who had done it,” said Chehayeb, a first-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. “There was not a community of international medical students.”
A Conversation with John Kerry: Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) in partnership with the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Nursing, hosted a talk by former Secretary of State John Kerry titled “Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health” on Friday, February 21, 2020.Source: Yale and the World
A Forum on the Outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus, on Feb. 6
In response to news and concerns about the respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus initially identified in China, the Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Global Health Justice Partnership will hold a discussion and question and answer session on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Dyslexia gene variants tied to consonant use across populations
In a new study of languages spoken in 43 different populations worldwide, Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues identified variants of a dyslexia gene that correlate with consonant use, establishing a role for genetics in language differences between populations.
Low-cost anti-hookworm drug boosts female farmers’ physical fitness
Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. The benefits were seen even in those with low level infections, according to a study co-authored by researchers at Yale and the nonprofit company InnovationsCZ.
Yale leads largest-ever collaboration to educate health workers in Rwanda
Dr. Grace Igiraneza was in her second year of residency at the University of Rwanda when things started to change. Staffing on the wards increased as doctors from Yale and other American medical schools arrived to take on clinical and teaching duties.
How One Pediatric Refugee Clinic Helps Children "Move Beyond The Trauma"
The screening process for refugees entering the U.S. involves multi-layered security checks, interviews, and an overseas medical exam. After their arrival, families will undergo another health assessment, usually coordinated by a resettlement agency.Source: NPR