A Class Act
The Yale Class of 1961 Cancer Center Endowment provides generous support for some of Yale Cancer Center’s most promising scientists. The legacy from the Yale Class is the Yale Class of 1961 Cancer Center Endowment. Established in 2016, the Endowment, which stands at more than $1.5 million and continues to grow, has honored one Yale Cancer Center faculty member each year since its inception with a $50,000 grant to support their highly promising cancer research.
YSM Students Play Key Roles in the Creation of National Resources for First-generation and Low-income Medical Students
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students have led the effort, on campus and nationally, to advocate for first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students in medicine, creating organizations and developing resources to help students access and navigate medical school. This includes working to end the default perception that FGLI students are high-risk in medical school, and replace it with the recognition that their diverse perspectives significantly enhance medical education and will improve how health care is delivered.
Allsop, Davis-Reyes, Smith Named Among 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Three members of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine were included in Cell Mentor’s recent list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America. AZA Allsop, Second-Year Resident in Psychiatry, Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, and Keisha Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, were among those listed in the category of “Rising Stars.”
Jan. 23 Deadline to Register for the YIGH Virtual Global Health Case Competition
An opportunity for Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to collaborate and develop innovative solutions to pressing global and planetary health challenges, and present their projects to a panel of global health experts.
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
How will the rise in COVID-19 cases in CT affect school safety, youth winter sports?
Connecticut COVID-19 positivity rate has went up to 10.72%. Many parents are concerned and wondering about how this will impact schooling and winter sports. Carlos Olivera, MD., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, joined News 8 to discuss school safety and winter sports as COVID-19 cases rise in Connecticut.Source: WTNH
Covid UK Variant: What You Need To Know
Last week, Gov. Lamont announced that the first two COVID-19 cases with the “UK variant” were detected in Connecticut. This virus variant was first detected in England and seems to spread more easily between people. Its detection in our community raises alarms, but there is also a lot of misinformation circulating.Source: New Haven Independent