Cindy Crusto, PhD, New Associate Dean for Gender Equity, Brings a Focus on Systems Change and Intersectionality
Psychiatry professor Cindy Crusto, PhD, has accepted the role of Associate Dean for Gender Equity and director of the Office for Women in Medicine and Science beginning in January 2022.
Improving Heart Bypass Surgery Recovery for Women Takes Innovation and Representation in Research
Twenty years after a study funded by Women's Health Research at Yale uncovered that women face the risk of poorer outcomes after heart bypass surgery, new research finds the increased risk for women persists despite improved overall outcomes. But, with increased representation of women in clinical research and innovation in targets of study, we can overcome the gender gap.
YCCI Interim Director, Dr. David Coleman, recipient of the 2023 Larry Zaroff Man of Good Conscious Award
New Interim Director of YCCI David Coleman, MD, Research Professor of Medicine, Emeritus Professor, Yale School of Medicine, is a recipient of the 2023 Larry Zaroff Man of Good Conscious Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. The Association presents this award annually to a man who has been a champion and supporter of women in medicine.
Yale Researcher Studying CBD Effects for Women
A researcher at Yale University is taking a closer look at how CBD affects women because most studies only focus on men. Her study, funded by WHRY, could help better inform women about dosing and how best to use the product for issues like anxiety and pain management.Source: NBC Connecticut
WHRY’S Undergraduate Fellows Focus on the Future
Each year, Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and science. Through the WHRY fellowship these interests are infused with an appreciation for the role sex and gender differences have in medicine allowing them to integrate women’s health into their academic pursuits.
‘This is About Saving Women’s Lives’: Find It Early Act Aims to Increase Breast Cancer Screenings
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced the introduction of the Find It Early Act which, if passed, would require insurance companies to cover mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and MRIs to increase early cancer detection.
Where Are All the Women in Industry Advisory Boards?
A new study, co-authored by WHRY-collaborator Dr. Pamela Kunz, finds women are underrepresented in critical spaces of medicine, including academic and medical society leadership, journal editorial boards, and research teams. The authors suggest this absence may be holding women back in their careers.Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology
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.
Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer
With this year's Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Pamela Kunz is conducting one of the first studies to examine sex differences in treating neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), a rare form of cancer often found in the gastrointestinal tract.