YNHH and YSM’s Graduate Medical Education More Than Doubles Number of Students Underrepresented in Medicine
This year, 24% of new residents in Yale New Haven Hospital (YNNH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM)’s Graduate Medical Education programs are from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM), more than double last year’s figures.
Social network experiments create a tipping point to improve public health
Convincing a large group of people to change its behavior is no popularity contest, a new study shows. In a novel experiment, researchers found that certain public health interventions work best when key “influencers” in a face-to-face social network are exposed to the program. What’s surprising, they say, is that those key influencers are not the most socially connected people in the network.
Big data dive: A Yale economist probes the high cost of health care
When Zack Cooper arrived at Yale as assistant professor of public health and economics, he gained access to a first-of-its-kind dataset. Working with the non-profit Health Care Cost Institute, Cooper and colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics gathered insurance claims data from three of the nation’s largest private health insurers.
A changing of the guard at BBS Program, as director is tapped to lead graduate school
The new academic year has seen a shifting of roles within Yale’s largest graduate program with the appointment of its director, Lynn Cooley, Ph.D., as dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She is succeeded as BBS director by Anthony J. Koleske, Ph.D., professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and of neurobiology.
Yale SACNAS chapter wins 2nd award for supporting students underrepresented in STEM
The Yale chapter of Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), just entering its fourth year, received its second chapter award at the SACNAS Award Ceremony on October 13. The organization is tasked with supporting underrepresented students in STEM through professional development, student mentorship, and an outreach program to the New Haven community.