Erica Herzog Appointed John Slade Ely Professor of Medicine
Herzog's laboratory has had a sustained impact on the field of pulmonary fibrosis and is credited with providing new insight into convergent and divergent mechanisms existing at the interface of lung injury and repair. She also is a dedicated clinician.Source: YaleNews
Study: Drought Linked to Higher Diarrhea Risk in Children
Diarrhea is a leading killer of young children around the world, and cases often rise after heavy rains and flooding. But diarrhea risks can also increase in dry conditions, an ominous sign as the world continues to get warmer due to climate change.
Bold Plans for Cancer Care at Yale
Eric Winer, MD, began his tenure at Yale in February 2022 with a vision to expand the cancer program and national prominence of Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. He is already recruiting more physicians and researchers and focusing on healthcare inequities in Connecticut.
The Human Touch in Teaching
During Capstone, the final course of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD curriculum, students were asked to name the faculty member who had the biggest impact on them. When the results were displayed in a Word Cloud, Joseph DeMayo, MD, MPH, was one of the names appearing in a large font, reflecting that multiple students had chosen him. DeMayo is a retired geriatrician who has taught in the Clinical Skills (CS) and Medical Coach Experience (MCE) courses as volunteer faculty for almost ten years.
Researchers Show How the Liver Can Control the Brain and Behavior
A new Yale study found that the liver plays a major role in regulating feeding behavior in mice, a discovery that could have implications for people with eating disorders and metabolic diseases, and adds to a growing body of evidence that shows the most advanced part of the brain, the cerebral cortex, is affected by the rest of the body, not just the other way around.Source: YaleNews
Digital Tool Helps Emergency Department Doctors Treat Opioid Use Disorder
The study found that in the EDs where EMBED was available, significantly more physicians initiated buprenorphine treatment than in those EDs without the tool. Further, while not every physician used EMBED even when it was available to them, when the tool was used it was associated with high rates of treatment initiation.Source: YaleNews
Omer Named Cushing Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Dr. Saad Omer, whose research focuses on the epidemiology of respiratory viruses, including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and, more recently, COVID-19, was recently appointed the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health, effective immediately.Source: Yale News
Study: More Than 335,000 Lives Could Have Been Saved During Pandemic if U.S. Had Universal Health Care
If the U.S. had had a single-payer universal health care system in 2020, nearly 212,000 American lives would have been saved that year, according to a new study. In addition, the country would have saved $105 billion in COVID-19 hospitalization expenses alone.
FDA Approves Alopecia Areata Treatment With Roots at Yale
It is the first approved treatment for alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that affects about 7 million people in the United States. The often-disfiguring disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles, is marked by patchy or complete loss of scalp hair and sometimes eyebrows, eyelashes, facial hair, and body hair.Source: YaleNews
Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Welcomes Most Gender Diverse Resident Class in Program History
Orthopaedics is widely known to be the least gender and ethnically diverse surgical specialty. Despite national statistics, work has been well underway at Yale to create equitable opportunities for those striving to pursue surgical training in one of the most competitive specialties in medicine. As a result, Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation will be welcoming the most gender diverse resident class in its program’s history.