Registration for "IMED 630–Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research" Is Now Open
This semester-length course addresses topics that are central to the conduct of biomedical research, including the ethics of clinical investigation, conflicts of interest, misconduct in research, data acquisition, and protection of research subjects.
Study Identifies New Cell Type That Triggers Deadly Allergic Reactions
For millions of Americans, contact with certain foods can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. A new study has uncovered a previously unknown cell type that promotes the reaction and could be used to identify individuals who are most at risk.
Coleman Is Named to Federal Committee That Advises on Human Research Protections
Linda Coleman, JD, the director of the Yale Human Research Protection Program, which assists the university in meeting its ethical and regulatory obligations for the protection of human participants in research, has accepted an appointment to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection, which advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Humanitarian Award Presented to Kristaps Keggi, MD
The 2019 Humanitarian Service Award is awarded in recognition of the volunteer work and commitment by an orthopaedic surgeon member. This award is to acknowledge the tireless efforts, outstanding commitment and sustained dedication in service to humanity.
Visiting Professor Discusses Prison Abuse of Drugs
How are psychotropic drugs used to maintain control over mass incarceration in the United States? On Wednesday evening, Anthony Ryan Hatch, professor of science in society, sociology and African American Studies at Wesleyan University, addressed this question of prison drug use in his lecture to an audience of about 50 students and faculty at Sterling Hall of Medicine’s Beaumont Room.
"Achieving Health Equity: Tools for Naming and Addressing the Impacts of Racism on Health" on Friday, Feb. 22
A grand rounds presented by the Department of Psychiatry and the Yale Division of Public Psychiatry, and co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will cover "Achieving Health Equity: Tools for Naming and Addressing the Impacts of Racism on Health" on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:15 a.m., at the CMHC Auditorium, 34 Park Street. The speaker is Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, senior fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse College of Medicine.
Yale professor re-appointed to World Economic Forum
Yale School of Medicine Assistant Professor Jennifer Miller has been re-appointed to the World Economic Forum. The forum is made up of 38 councils, each with 20 experts from academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and industry. These councils aim to challenge assumptions and introduce fresh ideas across varying topic areas to reshape global systems for the benefit of humanity and the planet. Dr. Miller will serve on the Global Future Council on Biotechnology.Source: YaleNews
Patients who choose alternative medicine for cancer are richer, smarter, younger and healthier - but it makes their risk of dying MUCH higher
People who choose to get alternative treatments for cancer tend to have everything else going for them - being happier, younger, wealthier, and more educated. Yet those who try to treat curable cancers with alternative medicines - including crystals and homeopathy - are 5.68 times more likely to die than people who get traditional treatments. The alternative medicine business is booming in the US, where it is worth $34 billion, even though only a third of its 'treatments' have been tested. But more highly-educated people may be sabotaging themselves by believing that they are smart enough to spot a real success story over snake oil instead of trusting doctors.Source: DailyMail
PA Program Thesis Projects Advance Research While Building Student-Faculty Relationships
Data analysis from Michelle Giwerc's, ’17 MMSc, Honors thesis on whether digital breast tomosynthesis mammography reduces the rate of false positives was presented at a conference last fall and has spurred further investigation. Another positive outcome is that the mentorship of her faculty advisor, Liane Philpotts, MD, was a highlight of Giwerc's educational experience at Yale.
Global PA Program Graduate Thrived Locally in New Haven
Amy Zhao Li '17 MMSc, went to high school in Oman, lived in Australia, Singapore, China, and the UK, obtained a masters degree from the University of Hong Kong, and worked for the Hong Kong government for nine years, focused on public health epidemiology. She found her Yale PA experience, during which she engaged actively across Yale and New Haven, "intense, fast-paced, and more rewarding than anything I've ever done."
DeLauro urges students to back health care
In the wake of renewed Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-New Haven, delivered an impassioned speech Monday night at the Yale School of Public Health on the future of national health care reform.Source: Yale Daily News
Campus incident prompts discussion on racism
WOODS HOLE — For two neuroscience professors who spend their summers doing research at the Marine Biological Laboratory, an act of racial discrimination at the renowned research facility this summer provided a springboard to discuss racism in the world of science.Source: Cape Cod Times