Yale scientist Nikhil S. Malvankar receives Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award
Nikhil Malvankar, assistant professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale’s Microbial Sciences Institute, has received a Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award for his project The Role of Charge Interactions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in Cystic Fibrosis. Malvankar is one of five recipients to receive an award.
More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year. Children with chronic conditions are most vulnerable, and their families could face substantial cost increases if they lose CHIP coverage and need to shift their insurance to a Marketplace plan, according to a Yale study.
Yale physician's ‘Dr. Plinko’ medical-pricing game to debut during City-Wide Open Studios
In his everyday life, Dr. Adam Berkwitt is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and a pediatric hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. But during the weekend of Oct. 15-16, he will take on a new role as “Dr. Bob Barker,” emulating the famed game-show host.
Gut bacteria differs in obese youth
Obese children and teens have different bacteria living in their digestive tracts than their leaner peers, according to a Yale-led study. The findings could help researchers develop strategies to target specific gut microbes with the goal of preventing or treating obesity in youth, said the researchers.
Partnering with Patients for Research
Sync-for-Science, a concept promoted by the National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative, aims to give patients access to their electronic health record (EHR) data and allow its use for research. Hugo, an innovative health information technology platform, seeks to make that concept a reality.
Listening to lupus
Lupus is a mysterious chronic illness that primarily affects women in their prime of life. In people with lupus, the immune system goes awry, attacking healthy tissue. While there is no cure, there are many options for treatment, including ones being studied at Yale School of Medicine. For May, lupus awareness month, YaleNews spoke to Dr. Lenore Buckley, professor of medicine in the Section of Rheumatology, who recently launched an innovative clinical program for patients with lupus. Following is an edited version of the conversation.
Meet Yale Internal Medicine: Vivian Asare, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine).
As part of our “Meet Yale Internal Medicine” series, today’s featured physician is Vivian Asare, MD, assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine).
Request for Nominations for 2020 Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Trainee Award
The Yale Department of Medicine established an annual Physician-Scientist Trainee Award in memory of Iva Dostanic, whose intelligence, creativity, work ethic, accomplishments, and passion for the science of medicine exemplified the highest ideals of the physician-scientist.