Blumenthal: Yale Clinical Trial Encouraging Racial Minority Participation Is 'Model For The Nation'
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said he shared the program success with the federal Operation Warp Speed. He said it could be used to encourage the groups most affected by coronavirus to get vaccinated. “This cultural ambassadors program, I think, will be a model for the nation,” Blumenthal said.Source: WSHU Public Radio
Dean Brown's Perspective on Promoting Women and Minority Physician-scientists in Academic Medicine
"Fundamentally, faculty and trainees must feel safe and respected to succeed. Unfortunately, sexual harassment and racism still derail the careers of some of our faculty."Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Biden Taps Three Experts with Yale Ties to Lead COVID-19 Advisory Board
President-elect Joe Biden has named three public health experts with close Yale ties to lead his transition team’s new COVID-19 advisory board, including Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an authority on the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on communities of color.Source: Yale News
New COVID-19 Related Genes – Helpful and Harmful – Found in Massive Screen
Researchers at Yale University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses to replicate in cells and also those that seem to slam the door on the virus.
Taylor Assumes Presidency of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Hugh S. Taylor, MD, chair and Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, took office today as president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Two From Yale Are Named Allen Distinguished Investigators
Megan C. King, PhD, associate professor of cell biology and of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Simon Mochrie, PhD, professor of physics and of applied physics, have been named Allen Distinguished Investigators by The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of the Allen Institute.
$11.5M Grant Supports Study of Linkage To Community-Based Opioid Addiction and HIV Prevention and Treatment Services for Persons Released From Prison
$11.5M Grant Supports Study of Linkage To Community-Based Opioid Addiction and HIV Prevention and Treatment Services For Persons Released From Prison
NIH Supports Two Yale-based Projects to Address COVID-19 Population Disparities
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided research support to two members of the Yale School of Medicine faculty through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, which seeks to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing.
Yale Designates Labs in Three States to Provide SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 Test
Three independent laboratories will now join Yale Pathology Labs as facilities authorized to perform the university-developed SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 test. The laboratories will make SalivaDirect™ available to people in Florida, Minnesota, and New York.Source: YaleNews