Community Research Fellowship Program has Successful Inaugural Year
As part of a new program introduced by the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE) at Yale Cancer Center, and in partnership with the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), nine community members from New Haven joined five research groups at Yale Cancer Center for a 9-month Fellowship in 2021 to bring community perspectives to cancer research and to learn about cancer research at Yale.
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
Former Undergraduate Fellows Carry Forward the Work they Began at WHRY
Students participate in Women’s Health Research at Yale’s Undergraduate Fellowship for one and sometimes two years. But even after graduation, we are thrilled that they stay in touch with us and that their experience with WHRY continues to shape their careers. Here is a look at what five of our former students are doing now and how they are carrying forward the work they began with WHRY.
YSM Dean’s Workshop Highlights Collaborative Future of Genomic Healthcare
Yale School of Medicine’s Dean’s Office hosted a workshop to introduce the Yale Center for Genomic Health (YCGH) to the Yale community. It was an event that brought together scholars and professionals from across diverse disciplines to learn more about the science of genomic healthcare and the vision of the YCGH.
Student Research Day Celebrates Students and Mentors
“During your time in medical school, you have learned how to immerse yourselves in a question. You have experienced mentorship and sponsorship, and for many of you your research group or laboratory has become a second home.” The mentorship theme in the remarks of Nancy J. Brown, MD, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, was echoed throughout Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Student Research Day (SRD) on May 18, 2021.
WHRY and Elevate Expand Help for Women and Families in Need
Recognizing the urgent need to ensure the health of women in our communities, Women’s Health Research at Yale and Elevate, the university’s health policy lab, are collaborating to deploy interventions grounded in the latest and most reliable research directly to women and families.
“Abusers" and "Addicts": YSM MD Students Advocate for Eliminating Stigmatizing Language from USMLE Step 1 Prep Materials
As they were preparing for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) in 2020, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students Zoe Adams ’22, Elizabeth Fitzsousa ’21, and Marina Gaeta ’22 frequently saw terms such as “abuser,” “addict,” and “alcoholic” within popular practice exam materials, including question banks—materials students spend hundreds, if not thousands, of hours using.
Using Behavioral Science and Economics to Help Women and Families Rise from Poverty
Women’s Health Research at Yale, Elevate, and The Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale, are working to meet the urgent health needs of under-resourced and overburdened pregnant and parenting women, harnessing the science of sex and gender for policy change that can overcome the potentially devastating impact of economic inequality on women’s health.