YSPH biostatistician part of award-winning Yale team
Staff Spotlight on Jesse Reynolds, a biostatistician at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) who oversees Yale University's ClinicalTrials.gov team. He's also part of REDCap data collection team that was recently presented the Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service by the university.
Dr. Michael Cappello to serve as interim director of YIGH
Michael Cappello, MD, chair of the Department of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health, will serve as the interim director of the Yale Institute for Global Health.
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw to receive Winslow Medal
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, whose work has been foundational in two fields of study she coined and developed – critical race theory and intersectionality – will be presented with the C-E.A. Winslow Medal, the Yale School of Public Health’s highest honor, at a ceremony Feb. 3 at Harkness Auditorium.
Yale Honors Young Scientist Who Was the Subject of a Police Complaint
Bobbi Wilson, 9, was honored by Yale University on Jan. 20, 2023, for her efforts in eradicating the invasive spotted lanternfly in her hometown of Caldwell, New Jersey. University officials also recognized Bobbi’s donation of her personal collection of spotted lanternfly specimens to Yale’s Peabody Museum. The collection, which was officially entered into the museum’s database, will be forever associated with Bobbi’s name as the donor scientist.
4 longtime biostatistics professors look back on their years at YSPH
The Yale School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics is experiencing the end of an era. Four senior faculty representing more than 120 years of teaching and research experience have either recently retired or soon will retire. The work of these distinguished leaders in biostatistics at Yale – Robert Makuch, Theodore Holford, Peter Peduzzi, and Daniel Zelterman - helped define the department as it exists today.
Yale Department of Internal Medicine Celebrates Top Female Scientists
Last month, Research.com published the Best Female Scientists in 2022. The results were based on a ranking system which measures the impact of a researcher’s publications by combining the number of papers they have published and how often they are cited by other papers. 623 U.S.-based researchers appeared in list with three women representing the Yale Department of Internal Medicine.
YSPH professor Pérez-Escamilla contributes to new American Journal of Public Health series: ‘Nutrition in the First 1000 Days’
YSPH Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla contributed an essay to the American Journal of Public Health's “Nutrition in the First 1000 Days,” a comprehensive special series of editorials, perspectives, and research and analysis about ways to improve nutrition in the crucial first 1,000 days of a child's development, from pregnancy through second birthday.
Yale School of Public Health joins CDC-funded Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has selected the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and six other partners to make up its new Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence, one of five such centers recently launched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With $25 million in funding over five years, the center’s goal will be to improve technologies and coordinated processes for systematically monitoring infectious diseases and emerging variants, enabling the U.S. to better prevent and respond to outbreaks.
Dr. Sten Vermund to deliver John F. Enders Lecture
Yale School of Public Health Professor Sten H. Vermund, an international leader in HIV/AIDS and global health research and policy, will give the prestigious John F. Enders Lecture Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C. The lecture is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Nathan Grubaugh honored with prestigious NIH New Innovator award
Yale School of Public Health Associate Professor Nathan Grubaugh has received a prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health in recognition of his potentially transformative biomedical research as a young career investigator.
Assistant Professor Krystal Pollitt honored with international award
The International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) has awarded YSPH Assistant Professor Krystal Pollitt its prestigious Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award. The award will be presented at the 2022 ISES Annual Meeting, September 25-29, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr. Michael Cappello appointed chair of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Department
Dr. Michael Cappello, a professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine and a board-certified infectious diseases clinician, has been appointed chair of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD) Department, effective September 1, 2022.
Yale Professor Paul Anastas receives prestigious August Wilhelm von Hofmann Medal as co-founder of green chemistry
Yale Professor Paul Anastas, widely considered the ‘father of green chemistry,” was honored Sept. 1 with the prestigious August Wilhelm von Hofmann Commemorative Medal by the German Chemistry Society. Past recipients of the medal have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Yale Biostatistician Heping Zhang Delivers Prestigious Neyman Lecture
Heping Zhang, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, recently delivered the prestigious 2022 Neyman Memorial Lecture presented by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) – one of the highest honors in statistical societies.
Yale Professors Join Universiti Malaya Colleagues for Implementation Science Boot Camp
Faculty members from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) recently joined an interdisciplinary group of students and researchers in Kuala Lumpur for a summer boot camp on implementation science.
USC study links PFAS to liver damage; YSPH scientist contributed to research
YSPH scientist Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D., department chair and Susan Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), contributed to a new study by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine linking chemicals known as PFAS to liver damage.