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.
Poor and minority women face widening barriers to depression treatment
Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center, is featured in a Connecticut Health Investigative Team story and podcast about depression in women and barriers to care.Source: Connecticut Health I-Team
YCCI Beginning a Second Decade of Support
Although it is hard to believe, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is now in its second decade providing training resources and support for Yale’s clinical and translational investigators. With the second renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), YCCI is well poised to continue supporting innovative science to improve the health of patients everywhere.
Study correlates maternal depression with diaper need
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have found a strong correlation between the diaper need of low-income mothers and the occurrence of maternal depression. According to their study, which was published in the journal Health Equity in September, diaper need — even more than food insufficiency — is a daily stressor that leads to maternal hardship and mental health struggles.Source: Yale Daily News
Yale study: Depression and alcoholism linked to one gene in African Americans
A gene variant involved in brain development is strongly associated with the risk of developing both major depression and alcoholism in African Americans, according to a new genome-wide association study (GWAS) by Yale and University of Pennsylvania researchers, published Oct. 25 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Committee led by Jordan to sponsor discussion on opioid crisis
The Faith-based Response to the Opioid Crisis Committee, a state and federally funded project led by Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will sponsor a discussion aimed at supporting African Americans affected by opioid and other drug and alcohol problems on Sept. 7, 2017 at Cross Street AME Zion Church in Middletown.
Understanding What Happens in the Brain When We Hear Voices
Many people are aware that hearing voices can be a symptom of such serious mental illnesses as schizophrenia. But hearing voices that others don’t hear isn’t always caused by disease. Approximately three to seven percent of healthy people hear voices regularly and 10 percent say they have heard voices at some point in their lives.
YSPH alumna Margaret Mayer embraces challenge of grant management at the National Cancer Institute
This Alumni Spotlight focuses on Margaret Mayer, PhD ’19 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), MPH ’16 (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), the program director in the Tobacco Cancer Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.
Alumni Day highlights data-driven leadership
More than 100 Yale School of Public Health alumni turned out for the first in-person Alumni Day in five years on Oct. 6, attending an event-filled day at the New Haven Lawn Club that included lively discussions about the importance of data-driven leadership in public health, a poster contest, and the distribution of the annual alumni awards.
Panel Addresses Disability Rights, Health Care, and Incarceration
The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy hosted “Disability Rights, Health Care, and Incarceration” with panelists Pardiss Kebriaei, Lisa Puglisi, and Margo Schlanger on Oct. 10. The discussion centered on the role of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in promoting health for people impacted by mass incarceration and disability.Source: Yale Law School Today News
“I fell in love with research”: How the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium supercharged early careers
Nearly 200 Fellows have participated in the Global Health Equity Scholars Consortium, a groundbreaking collaboration between Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, the University of Arizona, and 30 LMIC institutions that formed in 2012.