Rallying Resources Around DNA Repair Research
When it comes to unlocking the secrets of DNA repair, Yale Cancer Center has an armamentarium at work. In the last two years, Yale’s team has made significant advances in targeting the BRCA-dependent DNA repair axis for cancer therapy and determined that both BRCA1 and BRCA2 protein are involved in DNA repair, but they have fundamentally different mechanisms.
Diverse Junior Scientists Display Their Talents and Learn to Navigate Academia
The fellows largely represented communities that have been historically unrepresented in the field of medical research, including those from ethnic and racial minorities, those with disabilities, those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, or those who identify as LGBTQI+.
YSM Students Play Key Roles in the Creation of National Resources for First-generation and Low-income Medical Students
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students have led the effort, on campus and nationally, to advocate for first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students in medicine, creating organizations and developing resources to help students access and navigate medical school. This includes working to end the default perception that FGLI students are high-risk in medical school, and replace it with the recognition that their diverse perspectives significantly enhance medical education and will improve how health care is delivered.
Yale’s New Virtual Program to Train and Diversify the Next Generation of Doctors and Scientists
This semester, 69 talented undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students from across the United States began participating in the Yale Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences, or PATHS, a series of virtual workshops and conversations that expose them to MD, MD/PhD, and PhD training programs, faculty, and near-peer mentors at Yale.
January Symposium for Postdocs Looks to Spur Junior Faculty Diversity
A three-day virtual symposium in January will be devoted to celebrating the work that postdoctoral researchers do, and also to preparing postdocs to take the next big step in many of their careers, securing faculty positions at Yale and other premier research institutions.
Promoting the success of women and minority physician-scientists in academic medicine: a dean’s perspective
“The mission of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) is to support the scientific efforts, educational needs, and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve the health of all people”(1). For leaders in academic medicine, the development of physician-scientists is among our most important charges. If we perform this task well, all our trainees and faculty can reach their full potential to make discoveries and to improve health. In reality, however, we can do better in advancing the academic careers of women and those traditionally underrepresented in medicine (URiM).Source: The Journal of Clinical Investigation
Controversial Grand Jury Action Spurs Gathering
On the stairs of Sterling Hall of Medicine, nearly 100 students, faculty, and staff from YSM and Yale New Haven Hospital stood together to hear members of underrepresented groups share their stories about racist experiences. They also each expressed hope, and confidence in their colleagues’ commitment to eliminating police brutality and systemic racism.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Podcast to be Hosted by Yale Orthopaedics Resident
Alana Munger, MD, PGY-3, has been named the new host of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society’s new podcast. Munger, who also started her own podcast last year, She Can Fix It, says the RJOS podcasts further delves into the women of orthopaedics and tells their stories of struggle and success to carve out their place. We spoke with Dr. Munger about the new work.Alana Munger, MD, PGY-3, has been named the new host of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society’s new podcast. Munger, who also started her own podcast last year, She Can Fix It, says the RJOS podcasts further delves into the women of orthopaedics and tells their stories of struggle and success to carve out their place. We spoke with Dr. Munger about the new work.
Neurology Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Elects Co-Chairs
The Department of Neurology has elected three Co-Chairs to lead its Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI): Dr. Kunal Desai, MD (Faculty Co-Chair), Dr. LaShae Nicholson, PhD (Staff C-Chair), and Dr. Razaz Mageid, MD (Trainee Co-Chair).
Office of Global Health Education Announces Inaugural Global Health Education Innovation Awardees
In June 2020, Bernardo Lombo, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine and Frank Minja, MD, associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, became the inaugural recipients of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Global Health Education Innovation Award.
Yale's Colón-Ramos Energizes His Native Puerto Rico's Response to COVID-19
For years, Daniel Colón-Ramos, PhD, of Yale School of Medicine, has gathered knowledge and resources from Yale and around the world for the benefit of his native Puerto Rico. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred him to do so again.