Neurology Establishes Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Neurology’s new Committee on Diversity and Inclusion convened for the first time on Friday, June 26, 2020. The committee’s purpose is to promote diversity within the department’s education, career development, and leadership initiatives.
#BlackLivesMatter to Yale Pediatrics
While we certainly don’t have all the answers, we refuse to remain passive. Let’s not continue to be part of the problem. Let us not be afraid to critically appraise ourselves and engage in reflection of our own conscious and unconscious racist beliefs and actions.
Conference for First-Generation and Low-Income Medical Professionals and Students Is First of Its Kind
On June 9, 2020, hundreds of pre-medical students, medical students, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country will unite virtually for the first-ever gathering of its kind: a celebration of individuals in the medical profession who identify as first-generation college graduates and/or low-income.
Daylong Symposium: "Women Advancing Health and Health Care Equity" on May 29
This informative event will feature prominent women clinicians and scientists who will speak about their work in health and health care equity and share their personal journeys. Sessions on the historical, clinical, advocacy/community engagement, education, and research aspects of health and health care disparities will be followed by a reception.
Balancing the curriculum
For most of its history, the School of Medicine was a place where young white men learned from older white men. Those days are gone. Black men and women trickled into the medical school in the middle of the 20th century. By the 1990s, women made up half of each medical school class and the presence of minority students was increasing.
School of Medicine Hosts First Look Immersion Program to Increase Student Diversity
Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE) hosted ten premedical counselors and 19 students from six historically black colleges and universities and four University of Puerto Rico campuses for a First Look Immersion Weekend in October. DICE believes this outreach is important so that students who may not be considering YSM— either because they think they would not qualify for admission or would not fit in—seriously consider it.
"Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine," and Dorothy Horstmann Portrait, Will Be Dedicated on Wednesday, Nov. 20
Come to a reception celebrating "Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine." This event opens the second part of a series of photographic portraits of women faculty on display on the second floor of Sterling Hall of Medicine. At this time, the portrait of Dorothy Horstmann, MD will be unveiled. A noted epidemiologist whose work on the poliovirus laid the groundwork for the development of a vaccine, in 1961 Dr. Horstmann became the first woman at the School of Medicine to earn tenure as a full professor.
A Presentation on "Disability Liberation" at Yale Divinity School on Oct. 24
Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, a professor of Jewish Studies at Georgetown Universities, will discuss how a growing awareness of disability liberation can motivate spiritual leaders and others who care for the disabled to think differently about building inclusive communities, on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Yale Divinity School.
"De-stigmatizing Disability: Tribulations and Triumphs of Disability at Yale," on Oct. 30
Yale School of Medicine invites you to a conversation on how we are embracing disability as a central component to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion at Yale. Learn from Yale students and faculty living with disabilities and from other subject matter experts.
HEALTH NOTES: Black and Hispanic Cancer Patients Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials
A new study has shown that clinical trials for new cancer medications rarely analyze data on safety and effectiveness by race and that black and Hispanic patients are consistently underrepresented among participants.
YSPH Student and Social Entrepreneur Receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award
When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose.
Art in Public Spaces: A Mirror on the Community
In mid-March, the hallway that leads down the L-wing of the Sterling Hall of Medicine through the Rotunda to the historic Beaumont Room saw the opening of an exhibit of portraits. Over the course of the next year, images from the exhibit will rotate in order to include more women faculty, including those at different points in their academic career.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine