Addressing the Intertwined Opioid, HIV, and HCV Crises: Q&A with Rick Altice
Frederick Altice, MD, has brought together team members from both Yale and West Virginia University to implement integrated care to take steps to curb the intertwined and devastating epidemics of opioid abuse, HIV, and hepatitis C.
Major Federal Translational Science Support Is Renewed for Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine has been awarded nearly $63.7 million over the next five years from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to renew its five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to accelerate research discoveries that can have a positive impact on health.
Study Examines Severe Breakthrough Cases of COVID-19
These patients tended to be older—between 65 and 95 with a median age of 80.5—and had preexisting comorbidities, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A subset of patients was also on immunosuppressive drugs that may affect vaccine efficacy.Source: YaleNews
RNA Science at Yale Gets a Boost From Steitz Donation
Joan A. Steitz, PhD, has donated her portion of the prestigious Wolf Prize—which she received in February 2021—to the Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine. The $33,000 donation will be used to start a Yale RNA Scholars Program in support of junior RNA scientists.
Yale Geneticist With Rare Disease to Build Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle
A $3 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, awarded to a team of researchers led by Monkol Lek, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Yale, will support Lek and his team in creating a Pediatric Cell Atlas of Skeletal Muscle — a roadmap of healthy skeletal cells and how they change at four key age group milestones between the ages of zero and 18 years.
First TULSA Procedure Performed at Yale New Haven Hospital
On July 13, the first transurethral localized sonographic ablation (TULSA) procedure was performed at Yale New Haven Hospital. Preston Sprenkle, MD, Associate Professor of Urology, Raj Ayyagari, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, and Sandeep Arora, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, collaborated to perform the procedure.
Michael Schwartz Appointed Inaugural Director of Innovation in Medical Education
On July 26, 2021, Deputy Dean for Education Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, announced the creation of a new role—director of innovation in medical education—as well as the inaugural director, Associate Dean for Curriculum Michael Schwartz, PhD.
Yale Receives $15 Million for Health Education Collaboration
Yale University has received a $15 million, five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) award to advance research utilization in Liberia’s health sector. This award will fund the continuation of Yale’s strong partnership with the University of Liberia and Vanderbilt University.
Colorectal Cancer and Women
Colon cancer has been undergoing a similar subdivision. Researchers have known for years that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The National Cancer Institute estimates 149,500 new cases in 2021 and 53,000 deaths.
Preparing Young Students of Color to Seize Opportunities in Health Care
YCCI's internship is an opportunity for young people to be exposed to careers in fields that were never meaningfully suggested to them before. It also is part of a long-term national health care priority: to create a health system where patients of color are more frequently treated by health professionals who look like them.
Sex-specific Immune Response in COVID-19 Linked to Cellular Metabolism
Researchers studying COVID-19 patients have found a metabolic pathway that is highly correlated with immune responses only in male patients, a group known to be more likely to suffer severe cases and die of the disease, representing a potential target for therapeutic intervention.Source: Yale News