Lemmon Is Named Yale Cancer Center Deputy Director
Mark A. Lemmon, PhD, FRS, David A. Sackler Professor of Pharmacology, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and co-director of the Cancer Biology Institute, has been appointed deputy director of Yale Cancer Center, effective February 1.
Diverse Class of 80 Aspiring PAs Begins Yale's Physician Assistant Online Program
Biomedical engineer for a medical device company. Health Science teacher. U.S. Navy Intelligence professional. Hospital administrator. These roles, held by four members of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant Online (PA Online) Program Class of 2024 prior to starting PA school, are reflective of the class’s diversity. The 80 students in the class began the 28-month program on January 4, 2022.
Vaccine Used in Much of the World No Match for Omicron Variant
An analysis of blood serum from 101 individuals from the Dominican Republic showed that omicron infection produced no neutralizing antibodies among those who received the standard two-shot regimen of the Sinovac vaccine. Antibody levels against omicron rose among those who had also received a booster shot of the mRNA vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech.Source: YaleNews
Surgeries Fall Short of Infectious Diseases Society Guidelines One Third of the Time, Study Finds
Despite the implementation of measures and surveillance programs to reduce their occurrence, surgical site infections remain among the main sources of health care-related infections and a major reason for unplanned post-surgery hospital readmissions.
Chen Liu, MD, PhD, Leads Effort to Establish Institutional Biorepository at Yale School of Medicine
Chen Liu, MD, PhD, Chair of Yale Pathology, is leading an effort at Yale School of Medicine to establish an institutional biorepository for the coordinated collection of tissue, plasma, serum, and genetic samples, and clinical data using common processes and information systems.
Kidney Disease Research Supported by Department of Defense
The focus of the research is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, through which tubule-derived cysts form and develop in the kidneys over decades, eventually leading to destruction of kidney architecture and function and end-stage renal disease.
YCCI’s Tesheia Johnson Appointed to CTSA Steering Committee
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has announced the new members of its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program steering committee, including Yale School of Medicine Director of Clinical Research and Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Chief Operating Officer Tesheia Johnson, MBA, MHS. The steering committee provides direction to NCATS and the more than 60 CTSA-funded institutions around the country, including Yale.
Yale-led Study Finds the Affordable Care Act Prevented Thousands of Colorectal Cancer Cases and Deaths
Can removing out-of-pocket costs for screening save lives? Screening for cancer and other diseases can identify the disease in its earlier stages of development and has been found to be highly effective in preventing the onset of illness.
Rare Diseases Are Focus of Latest Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
This focus issue features articles on just a few of the estimated 7,000 rare diseases people in the world experience. As we get closer to Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2022, YJBM hopes to spotlight the critical need for an emphasis on rare disease research.
Cindy Crusto, PhD, New Associate Dean for Gender Equity, Brings a Focus on Systems Change and Intersectionality
Psychiatry professor Cindy Crusto, PhD, has accepted the role of Associate Dean for Gender Equity and director of the Office for Women in Medicine and Science beginning in January 2022.
Meals4Healers Delivering Meals Again
The latest COVID surge has placed a huge burden on hospital and healthcare systems nationwide. Locally, the MICUs are at near capacity. And with nearly 30% of healthcare workers at Yale New Haven Hospital testing positive for COVID-19 this week, the workforce has been significantly impacted.