Vaccine Clinic Offers Choice and Reassurance to New Haven Children
Corinne Scott, 8, and Chidera Ogbuagu, 10, lined up at a vaccine clinic at Elm City Montessori School in New Haven on November 6th. Helping children like Chidera and Corinne feel good about getting vaccinated is a key part of the vaccine effort’s broader success.
Novel Lyme Vaccine Shows Promise
Instead of triggering an immune response against a particular pathogen, the new vaccine prompts a quick response in the skin to components of tick saliva, limiting the time ticks have to feed and infect the host, a study shows. The vaccine is delivered by the same mRNA technology that has proved so effective against COVID-19.Source: YaleNews
New Grant Supports Early-career Faculty Facing Pandemic-related Challenges
COVID-19 introduced more obstacles to an already challenging career path. As the pandemic forced labs to shut down across campus and children to transition to at-home learning, early-career faculty faced a growing number of new stressors.
$13 Million Grant to Study Malignant Brain Tumors Awarded to YSPH Researcher and Colleagues
A team of scientists led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health has received a $13 million grant to investigate the molecular evolution of lower grade gliomas, slow growing but malignant brain tumors that primarily affect young adults.
FDA Authorizes Sample Pooling for Yale-developed SalivaDirect COVID Test
Pooled testing allows labs to combine saliva samples from multiple individuals into a single tube and process the batch as a single test. This approach maintains clinical sensitivity while enabling labs to process tests far more quickly.Source: YaleNews
FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Collaborates With School of Medicine to Promote Clinical Trials Diversity
Yale made great strides in this area at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the work now being funded will build on that work by further refining approaches to building trust and participation in clinical trials in diverse communities across the country.
Yale Researchers Receive ASAP Grant to Study Cognitive Impairments of Parkinson’s Disease
Motor dysfunction often leads to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, but around 80% of patients also develop debilitating cognitive impairments that profoundly impact them and their families. With the support of the ASAP grant, the researchers hope to better understand brain connectivity changes that underlie these cognitive impairments.
Meet Lisa Leffert, MD, YSM's New Chair of Anesthesiology
Yale School of Medicine has welcomed Lisa Leffert, MD, former associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and chief of the division of obstetric anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, as the new Nicholas M. Green Professor and chair of its Department of Anesthesiology.
Yale Addresses the Challenges Facing Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral researchers often have to make sacrifices in pursuit of their research. In particular, many enter these programs at fundamental moments in their own lives—such as having young children or when they’re planning to start a family. Yale School of Medicine has recognized these challenges, and is pioneering ways to rectify the difficulties they cause.
Scientific Team, Including YSPH Researcher, Warn Against Use of Acetaminophen by Pregnant Women
A team of 13 scientists — including one from the Yale School of Public Health — are cautioning against the use of pain relievers with acetaminophen by pregnant women, citing a growing body of research that suggests the drug might alter fetal development.
President Biden Invites Yale School of Public Health Scientist to Participate in COVID-19 Global Summit Hosted by United Nations
The Yale School of Public Health announced today that the White House has invited Anne Wyllie, principal investigator of the SalivaDirect Initiative, to participate this week with global leaders from government, academia, industry and elsewhere in the White House 2021 Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better to Prepare for the Next.
‘Not a Zero-sum Game’: Sharing Vaccines Is in Countries’ Best Interests
How nations can best allocate COVID-19 vaccines remains a discussion of global importance. And at its heart is the question of whether countries with greater access to vaccines should focus on vaccinating their own citizens or sharing their vaccine allotments with other nations.Source: Yale News
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.