Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves ‘Food Deserts’ Behind
A Yale University analysis found that most people in “food deserts” in eight states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Applications Are Open for InnovateHealth Yale Seed Funding
InnovateHealth Yale (IHY) will award up to $5,000 in seed funding to innovative solutions which address a health challenge that disproportionately impacts low-income communities in the United States or low-resource countries. The award is open to all Yale students and a team may include non-Yale students (the project leader must be a Yale student).
"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.
Study Links Insurance Coverage to Access to Hospital Care
Compared to privately insured patients, individuals who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely to be transferred to another hospital after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department (ED). The uninsured are also at greater risk of being discharged from an ED and not admitted to the hospital. These findings reveal disparities in access to hospital care linked to insurance coverage, said Yale researchers.
Screening of "The Providers," a Documentary on Rural Health Care, on Wednesday Evening, March 6
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, THE PROVIDERS follows three "country doctors" in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. Admission to the screening and the panel discussion that follows is free.
Marietta Vázquez Appointed Vice Chair for Diversity for Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of Marietta Vázquez, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, as vice chair for diversity, equity and inclusion. Vazquez is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Yale School of Medicine.
Breast cancer care in U.S. territories lags behind care in states
Older women residing in the U.S territories are less likely to receive recommended or timely care for breast cancer compared with similar women residing in the continental United States, according to Yale researchers. Their findings were published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
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."
Yale Cancer Center receives $1 million grant to address cancer disparities
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
YCCI Beginning a Second Decade of Support
Although it is hard to believe, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is now in its second decade providing training resources and support for Yale’s clinical and translational investigators. With the second renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), YCCI is well poised to continue supporting innovative science to improve the health of patients everywhere.
Creating a Blueprint for Diversity in Clinical Research
Engaging a diverse community in clinical research trials has long been a challenge for investigators: while African Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only five percent of clinical trial participants. At the same time, Latinos comprise 16 percent of the population, but only one percent of clinical trial participants.