Tribute to Mary McCrea Curnen, MD, PhD: A Central Figure in the Program for Humanities in Medicine's Creation
Mary G. McCrea Curnen, MD, PhD, who played a central role in the creation of Yale School of Medicine’s Program for Humanities in Medicine (PHM), passed away on September 29, 2021, at age 98.
Eric P. Winer, MD, to Lead Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
“Among a field of outstanding candidates, Eric stood out for his leadership and for his commitment to ensuring that Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital have a lasting and transformative impact on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer,” said Dr. Nancy J. Brown, the Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.Source: YaleNews
YSPH’s Vermund to Return to Full-time Teaching, Research Following Deanship
During his deanship, Vermund has helped YSPH add about two dozen faculty positions, increased funding from government agencies, and enhanced research productivity. The school has augmented multidisciplinary research programs and initiatives that address social and health disparities, systemic racism, and socioeconomic inequality. And it has been instrumental in guiding the university’s response to the pandemic.Source: YaleNews
Flint Water Crisis Worsened Birth Outcomes, Disproportionally Affected Black Babies, YSPH Study Finds
Not long after city officials in Flint, Michigan, decided to cut costs by using river water as the local drinking supply, incidences of childhood lead poisoning skyrocketed. For the next several months, residents across the city — many of them Black and below the poverty line — would be exposed to dangerous chemicals from the polluted Flint River without knowing it.
When Blood Transfusion Is Not an Option: Yale Neuro-ICU Successfully Administers Transfusion Replacement Therapy
The Yale New Haven neuro-ICU has successfully administered a transfusion replacement therapy, which benefits patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as those with severe anemia from blood loss and critical illness.
Powers Receives the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research
Albert Powers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Medical Director and Associate Director of the Yale PRIME Psychosis Risk Research Clinic, has received the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research from the Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation.
Using Electronic Health Records to Predict Physician Departure
Physician turnover is disruptive and costly. It affects patients’ continuity of care, strains healthcare organizations, and can take a toll on physicians and their families. By some estimates, each departure can also cost a healthcare facility up to $1 million.Source: Yale News