Yale Black Postdoctoral Association Provides Visibility and ‘Home’ to Black Postdocs
The Yale Black Postdoctoral Association is about community and support, said the founders, but it is also about enhancing the visibility of Black postdocs — to one another, and to the Yale School of Medicine community at large.
Transgender Medicine: Where Are We Now, and Where Do We Need to Go?
This interactive webinar will discuss examine the current standard of care for transgender patients, explore how available pharmacologic data can be applied to understand potential differences in drug disposition experienced by transgender individuals, and discuss the “data-free zone” to determine what gaps exist in medication safety and effectiveness for transgender people. The speakers will present both a clinical pharmacology and patient perspective.Source: American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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.
Intersections Success Story: David Castillo Azofeifa, PhD
David Castillo Azofeifa, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco, said that when he applied and was accepted as a fellow at the first Intersections Science Fellows Symposium, he expected it to begin and end with the three-day event for presenting his research and making connections. In reality, says Castillo Azofeifa, it was much more. “Intersections really prepares you for the job market,” he says. “It highlights you as an excellent candidate and it prepares you for what to do. And it connects you with a community of underrepresented people in the sciences.”
Yale Black Postdoctoral Association Celebrates First Anniversary
The Yale Black Postdoctoral Association within the School of Medicine, just the third official group of its kind to be formed in the nation, is nearing its one-year anniversary. One of its founders is Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry.Source: Yale Daily News
Intersections Success Story: Melanie McReynolds, PhD
When Melanie McReynolds, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton, attended the first Intersections Science Fellows Symposium in January 2021, she already had three faculty job offers. But, she says, she saw the program as an opportunity to expand her network even further, to receive valuable career mentorship, and to develop her negotiating skills.
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.
Collective Efforts to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Genetics Department Make Steady Progress
Every two weeks, members of the Yale Genetics Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) come together to discuss ways to address equity and inclusion across all underrepresented memberships within the department.
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Launches Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Web Portal
In late April 2021, Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML) launched a new webpage that aggregates the library’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) resources.
Why minorities may become collateral damage in NYC's vaccine policy amid Delta surge
This week, New York City announced a new proof of vaccination requirement for residents, visitors and workers in indoor spaces — including restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues — which is opening the door for similar vaccine strategies nationwide as the Delta variant of COVID-19 drives up cases worldwide.Source: Yahoo! Finance
Pilot grants to study the health of women and resources for women faculty at Yale gaining momentum
Even today, attention to research on women’s health remains far behind that of men, and fewer women faculty are pursuing opportunities to commercialize their research. Two organizations at Yale – Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) and the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) --- are looking to change those trends, offering grants and programs specifically aimed at supporting women’s health research and supporting women faculty who wish to seek funding to bring their discoveries to a commercial light.