Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Named Director of Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, has been appointed Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital, as well as Chief Health Equity Officer & Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Yale Cancer Center.
Yale, Baylor Create Detailed Atlas of Cellular Change in Lungs with Fibrosis
The new research provides insight into the lungs’ cellular landscape, shows how IPF affects lung cells, and suggests both a possible explanation for patients’ breathing difficulties and potential new avenues for treatment.Source: YaleNews
Discussing Race with White Children: Part 1
The more informed you are, the more comfortable you will be initiating a conversation with your children. Confronting privilege and acknowledging biases can be painful and emotionally draining, but it is important work that needs to be addressed on an ongoing basis.
Yale Researchers Tackle COVID-19 and Learn from Patients with Cancer
Across Yale Cancer Center this spring, most research labs shut down to protect their personnel from COVID-19. To protect patients, clinical trial enrollment also took a two month pause. But several of our researchers with relevant expertise have continued to conduct critical research on SARS-CoV-2, the deadly new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Yale, Cambridge Pioneer New Way to Make Kidneys Safe for Transplant
Working with human kidneys deemed unsuitable for transplant, the researchers identified why they were poor candidates, and were also able to reinvigorate and qualify them for clinical transplant. The researchers report results in the July 6 edition of the American Journal of Transplantation, and are planning a clinical trial.Source: YaleNews
Office of Global Health Education Announces Inaugural Global Health Education Innovation Awardees
In June 2020, Bernardo Lombo, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine and Frank Minja, MD, associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, became the inaugural recipients of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Global Health Education Innovation Award.
Yale Pathology Professor Receives NIH Award for Breakthrough Cancer Research
The award — granted to just 5% of NIH-funded investigators —ensures that Kurt Schalper’s research will be funded for the next seven years. It supports his groundbreaking work identifying novel pathways for cancer immunotherapy which can be used to optimally select and treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Source: YaleNews
Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Breast Cancer Detected Earlier in States with Expanded Medicaid Coverage
In a new study by Yale Cancer Center (YCC), researchers have demonstrated that in states with expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a higher percentage of women with breast cancer had their disease diagnosed at an early stage. No such change was seen in states that didn’t expand their coverage. The findings were published today in JAMA Surgery
Fat check: Yale researchers find explanation for stress’ damage in brown fat
In the face of psychological stress, an immune system response that can significantly worsen inflammatory responses originates in brown fat cells, a Yale research team reports June 30 in the journal Cell.Source: YaleNews
Yale Cancer Center Study Validates Combination Therapy for Aggressive Endometrial Cancer
Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found that combining the targeted drug trastuzumab with chemotherapy significantly improves survival rates for women with a rare, aggressive form of endometrial cancer. These results may help to change the standard of care worldwide for the disease. The findings are published today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.
New Center in Implementation Science Launched with University of Malaya
Yale University and the University of Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur have been awarded a multi-million grant to establish the Malaysian Implementation Science Training (MIST) center to catalyze research and training through the Fogarty International Program at the National Institutes of Health.