Lack of COVID-19 Resources Putting Millions at Risk in Somalia Settlement Camps
A lack of access to screening services and important information about COVID-19 — including ways the highly-infectious virus can be transmitted ¬— could be putting millions of internally displaced people in Somali settlement camps at risk, according to new research by the Yale School of Public Health and The Hagarla Institute.
Coronavirus: Disease detectives track an invisible culprit
As a public-health director in Savannah, Georgia, Cristina Pasa Gibson spent her time in an office filled with calorie counters and yoga mats and the scent of jasmine tea. Then she started working on contact tracing, a no-holds-barred effort to stop the pandemic, and her office and her life were turned upside down. "I felt like I was in a Vegas casino," she says. "I didn't know what time it was, what day it was, who I was."Source: BBC
Yale Volunteers, Alumni Secure Critical Hospital PPE
While nations around the world jostled to obtain much-needed personal protective equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, a small band of Yale community volunteers and alumni, worked independently behind the scenes to bring the critical supplies to New Haven.
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.
WHRY Student-led Blog Sheds Light on the History and Current State of Women's Health
WHRY Undergraduate Fellow Anjali Walia offers a personal perspective on the latest in women's health and the long history that continues to unfold in advancing policies and practices to fully study women and sex-and-gender differences.
"What is Our Lane?": Question Explored at 19th Annual Power Day
What is Our Lane? On November 22, 2019, over 250 Yale MD, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Physician Associate (PA) students grappled with this question in the context of activism in health care. The conversation marked the 19th annual Power Day, which provides an important forum for discussing the role of power in health care, and celebrates those who use it well.
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.
Honing Clinical Skills With Ultrasound
Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, associate professor of medicine and of pediatrics and director of clinical skills explains, “The Clinical Skills Course has always been hands-on, but what is novel about using ultrasound is the added layer of visualization in real time that ultrasound provides, simultaneous with other learning modalities that we’ve already been using.”Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
YSM Students Partner with Quinnipiac and UConn Medical Students to Help Local Homeless Shelters
This past spring, students at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (Netter), and University of Connecticut School of Medicine (UConn) initiated a friendly competition for a good cause.
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Celebrates its 90th anniversary
In her introductory remarks at the colloquium, Helen Beilinson, the journal's co-editor-in-chief, noted that at the age of 90, the journal is on track to set a milestone for student-run biomedical journals.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
New MS Program in Infectious Diseases Launching at Yale School of Public Health
Zika. MERS. Ebola. Measles. With new infectious diseases emerging and older diseases re-emerging, the Yale School of Public Health is launching a new one-year Master of Science program with a concentration in the epidemiology of infectious diseases to train analysts and clinicians to fight these threats.
2019 BioMed Amgen Scholars
The Amgen Scholars Program at Yale is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation and the Yale School of Medicine MD-PhD and Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD programs. The goal of the program is to recruit students from under-represented groups to biomedical careers and help them succeed as scientists or physician-scientists.