Gender Differences in Mental Health Risk Among Frontline Health Care Providers
A new study finds women health care providers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic were more than twice as likely than men to experience symptoms of major depressive, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale Awards $2.5 Million to 11 Faculty-Led Projects
The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale, made possible by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, supports Yale faculty in the commercialization of biomedical and digital health innovations.Source: Yale Ventures
New Clinical Decision Support System Benefits Patients With Acute Kidney Injury
A promising new technology being evaluated in hospitals is an electronic alert system that could benefit patients suffering with acute kidney injury [AKI]. In the event of AKI, certain commonly used medications should immediately be stopped to avoid further damage.
Chemical ‘Supercharger’ Solves Molecular Membrane Mystery
Assemblies of tiny molecular proteins span the membranes that encapsulate our cells, directing cellular activities and regulating the transport of materials and information in and out. Scientists at the Yale Nanobiology Institute have decoded a chemical signal that allows them to capture these biological interactions directly from their natural habitat.Source: Yale West Campus
Study Identifies Bereaved Parents’ Medical Priorities for Children With Advanced Cancer
For families facing the end-of-life of a loved one with pediatric cancer, robust quality measures to benchmark what parents value most in their child’s medical care do not currently exist. A new study from Yale Cancer Center helps identify what parents prioritize for their children with advanced cancer, including alleviating the child’s symptoms and honoring the family’s goals and wishes. Researchers say the findings may help establish a patient-centered agenda for quality measurement and improvement in children with advanced, incurable cancer. The study titled, "Parent Priorities in End-of-Life Care for Children with Cancer,” was published in JAMA Network Open on May 15.
Celebrating Health Professions Students' Poetry, Prose, and Art
Mortality. Racism. Anxiety. Growth. Awe. Beauty. These were among the many themes explored in the annual Yale School of Medicine Program for Humanities in Medicine (PHM) Health Professions Students' Creative Medical Writing & Art Contest. For the first time in four years, the winners shared their entries at an in-person gathering, held on May 4.
Yale Program Accepted Into NORD Rare Diseases Centers of Excellence Network
While a single rare disease may only affect a small proportion of the population, as many as 10 percent of Americans live with rare diseases, and most of those 30 million people have limited or no treatments and lack access to expert care. Now, Yale School of Medicine is joining the NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence network with a mission to provide better care for patients with large unmet needs.
Study Suggests Retina Represents System for Investigating Therapeutic Approaches in Neurodegenerative Diseases
The findings provide evidence that the retina, the site of damage in advanced macular degeneration—the leading cause of blindness in elderly patients—is also a source for knowledge about treating neurodegenerative diseases.
Pyle Is Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Anna Marie Pyle, PhD, is one of 120 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, which was established by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a U.S. scientist or engineer.