Rapid Data Sharing and Genomics Vital to China Virus Response
Virus genomics is playing a critical role in combating an emerging respiratory virus in China that has international health officials on alert. Yale School of Public Health scientist and genomics expert Nathan Grubaugh explains what's happening.
Global Health Education Innovation Award: Applications Invited
The YSM OGHE GHE Innovation Award is designed to promote faculty research programs in global health education at Yale and to provide opportunities for medical students to learn methods relevant to conducting this type of research. Funded activities should address an important issue in global health education.
Spreading HAPPINESS in Nigeria: Yale, Partners Expand Mental Health Program
On Jan. 17, during a four-day trip to Nigeria that is part of the Yale Africa Initiative, Yale President Peter Salovey met with officials to finalize plans for expanding the HAPPINESS Project, a program of the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Harmful Effects of Ageism on Older Persons’ Health Found in 45 Countries
In the largest examination to date of the health consequences of ageism, or age-based bias, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found evidence that it harms the health of older people in 45 countries and across 5 continents. The study included over 7 million participants.
YIGH and Emory Lead International Study Team to Collect Social Contact Research Data
The Yale Institute for Global Health in collaboration with Emory University recently hosted multi-country study mixes that included epidemiologists, engineers, and anthropologists who use standardized methods such as proximity-sensing devices and social contact diaries to collect data from urban and rural populations and lower- and middle-income countries.
Sustainable Health Initiative: Accelerator Application Deadline is Jan. 28
Current Yale students, alumni, fellows, trainees, and faculty members are encouraged to apply! Sustainable Health Initiative provides a unique opportunity for early to mid-stage ventures to participate in a global health business accelerator. Selected startups receive up to $70,000 USD in seed funding, access to industry and faculty mentors, and the opportunity to learn in an international context.
Symposium: "Global Health Experiences Through the Downs Fellowship" on Oct. 30
The Wilbur Downs Fellowship Program is supported by an endowment in honor of Wilbur G. Downs, MD, MPH. The Fellowship is carried out under the auspices of the Wilbur Downs Fellowship Committee and Yale School of Public Health.
Downs Fellowship Proposal-writing Workshops Upcoming on the Next Six Thursdays
For the next six Thursdays there will be proposal-writing workshops that are sponsored by the Downs Committee. They are intended to provide students with a basic understanding of research methods (quantitative/qualitative study design, epidemiology and biostatistics) and ethical principles that will enable them to write, organize, and perform a research study abroad.
Yale Center Beijing Hosts Talk About Threat of Emerging Infectious Diseases
“For the first time in human history, we have more people living in cities than in the countryside. Rapid urbanization has many consequences for health,” explained Ko. “Urbanization is shaping and changing the types of diseases we’re witnessing.”
Undergraduate Students Spend Summer Learning About Environmental Health Sciences
Undergraduate students from as far away as China, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates spent part of their summer at the Yale School of Public Health this year learning about the latest challenges and research tools in the field of environmental health sciences (EHS).