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.
Prying into the Origins of Disease, Experts Gather at YSPH for Scientific Imaging Symposium
Many of tomorrow’s biggest health advances will depend on the tiniest bits of evidence today. To explore the latest trends, obstacles and successes in the biosciences, where success hangs on seeing things a few microns (or smaller) in size, the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health hosted a daylong symposium (November 22) on mass spectrometry that drew experts from industry and academia to compare how they are using imaging technology to pry ever deeper into the mysteries of biology—and disease.
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.
Environmental Health Sciences Seminar on Ambient Particle Radioactive Exposure, on Nov. 6
Petros Koutrakis, PhD, of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health will discuss potential health effects of radon gas and its decay products that go beyond lung cancer—to blood pressure, lung function, and inflammatory markers.
YSPH International Olive Oil and Health Symposium to be Held in Legendary City of Delphi
Taking a cue from the ancient Greeks and their deep respect for the olive tree and the oil produced from its fruit, researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health are hosting a symposium in December in the legendary city of Delphi to explore the many human and planetary health benefits associated with the olive tree and its products.
Mental Health Outcomes Improve for Transgender Individuals After Surgery, Study Finds
Transgender individuals who undergo gender-affirming surgery are significantly less likely to seek mental health treatment for depression and anxiety disorders or attempt suicide in the years following the procedure, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Research on Mental Health in the Aftermath of Environmental Disasters Soaring
New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the number of studies on how environmental disasters affect mental health has increased dramatically and that they consistently find strong associations with survivor’s mental health outcomes.
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.