Yale Cancer Center Study Shows New Drug Combinations Improve Outcomes for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
New findings from a large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center shows the addition of the drugs oleclumab or monalizumab to durvalumab improved progression-free survival for patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Yale Study Finds Black Children Most Likely to be Physically Restrained in Emergency Department Visits
A new paper by Yale researchers finds racial disparities in the use of physical restraints on children who are admitted to the emergency department. Black children are more likely than White children to be subdued with restraints during ED visits, the study finds.
Have You Considered Genetic Screening To Identify Your Health Risks?
At Yale, a project called “Generations” is performing a 10-gene analysis to provide people with information about their risk for 10 diseases, all of them heart- or cancer-related. Anyone is eligible and the analysis is free of charge.Source: Yale Medicine
Maintaining Perspective: Lee Rubin, MD, Reflects on the Pandemic
Lee E. Rubin, MD, is an associate professor and division chief of Adult Reconstruction with the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation as well as chief of the Total Joint Replacement Program at Yale New Haven Hospital. He offers an inside look, not only to what physicians and surgeons have experienced during the pandemic, but what he has done personally to keep focused and prioritize mental health.
Jerry Smart Jr. of SEICHE Center Dies
Jerry Smart Jr. was a man deeply dedicated to the cause that we all work toward—the realization of human dignity and the end of mass incarceration. He was dedicated to improving the city of New Haven and to helping everyone coming back from prison or jail find their path.
Veronica Chiang, MD, Appointed Assistant Dean for Admissions for the MD Program
On September 8, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Dean Nancy J. Brown, MD, and Deputy Dean for Education Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, announced the appointment of Veronica Chiang, MD, to the position of assistant dean for admissions for the YSM MD Program.
25-plus Partners Join Forces to Address Caribbean’s Climate and Health Crisis
An unprecedented gathering sponsored by more than 25 Caribbean countries and territories, the United States and international organizations, have come together to address the public health challenge of climate change in the Caribbean, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the adverse health effects of the climate crisis.
Raw Wastewater “Leading Indicator” of Future COVID-19 Outbreaks, YSPH Collaborative Study Finds
A global team of researchers has found that future COVID-19 outbreaks, variants, hospitalizations and ICU admissions can be reliably predicted by detecting and quantifying the amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in raw wastewater.