Destiny Tolliver, MD, Welcomed to Health Affairs Health Equity Fellowship
Destiny Tolliver is a pediatrician and postdoctoral fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at Yale School of Medicine. She attended the Morehouse School of Medicine, completed her residency in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, and served as a chief resident at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her work through residency and chief residency focused on incorporating discussions of bias and structural racism into educational curricula, empowering physicians to gain skills to serve as advocates for their patients, and promoting diversity and inclusion within the residency program and its affiliated institutions.Source: Health Affairs
Less wattage, more brain power
Dennis Spencer, Dennis Spencer, MD, the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery, and Hitten Zaveri, PhD, assistant professor of neurology are collaborating with researchers at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science to expand the treatment capabilities of Brain-Computer Interfaces for patients who suffer from conditions like epilepsy and paralysis.Source: Yale News/Yale Engineering Magazine)
As more at-home COVID-19 tests become available in Connecticut, what role will they play in disease surveillance?
As Connecticut residents begin to diagnose themselves more frequently, public health experts predict that the at-home tests may one day be incorporated into how the state monitors future outbreaks and transmission.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
YCCI’s Tesheia Johnson Appointed to CTSA Steering Committee
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has announced the new members of its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program steering committee, including Yale School of Medicine Director of Clinical Research and Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Chief Operating Officer Tesheia Johnson, MBA, MHS. The steering committee provides direction to NCATS and the more than 60 CTSA-funded institutions around the country, including Yale.